Local History : an Introductory Course


This group is for anyone interested in starting to find out about local history, or who may have already embarked on a project, by using the History of Hornsey over five distinct time periods: pre-1800, 1800-1860, 1860-1900, 1900-1965 and post-1965. The aim of the group is to investigate how Hornsey has changed over time and what sources of information can be used to gain an understanding of the development in each period. The course will help to answer various questions such as:- Why is it called Hornsey? How many people lived here? When did it become a suburb? How were children educated? Where is it now? These and many other questions will be discussed depending on the interests of the group.

◻︎ Frequency : Monthly, from September, except August and December.
◻︎ When : Usually first Monday of the month, from 10.00 a.m to noon
◻︎ Where : Hornsey Vale Community Centre, Mayfield Road, Crouch End, N8 9LP
Group Convener : John Hinshelwood

To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.

Members’ research projects

Nita Hilton has been researching the history of the Noel Park Estate in Wood Green.
Hazel House has been examining local census returns for 1911 and has uncovered this fascinating entry that surely will appeal to dog lovers and social historians.
Liz Jack has been researching the history of Muswell Hill, and came across this gruesome story. She also has researched the history of the Muswell Hill Bus Terminus and has completed a study of the development of Muswell Hill between 1895 and 1920.
Alison Miller has been researching the history of her house and went to Bruce Castle Museum to examine the World War II Hornsey bomb damage records.