This a two term project based course, starting in October, will consist of 12 fortnightly meetings, concentrating on research methods and ways of writing local history. The group size has to be small, less than 8, as the meetings are held in the Old Schoolhouse, headquarters of the Hornsey Historical Society, with a limited seating capacity. Projects, which may be done collectively or individually, will be based on individuals own interests.
Enrolment will take place during September by application to the convener. The only requirement being an interest to begin some research into an aspect of local history, but it would on occasions useful to bring a lap top computer.
People wanting further help will be able to obtain that from the Local History Surgery (see below), run by the Hornsey Historical Society, on the first Saturday of each month (except August) by appointment.
Frequency: Fortnightly, from October to Easter only
When: Alternate Mondays, from 10.00 a.m to noon
Where: Old School House, Hornsey Historical Society, 136 Tottenham Lane, N8
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.
Class of 2017/2018
… and their researches
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.
Local History Surgery
From March 2018 the Hornsey Historical Society will be introducing a Public Local History Surgery for anyone who would like advice on conducting their own research projects.
The Surgery will be held in the Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EL,on the first Saturday of each month, between 10.30am and 2.30pm, in parallel with the shop opening times.
Members of the Crouch End & District U3A and of the Hornsey Historical Society, as well as members of the public, who would like advice and assistance on their own personal local history research are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to book an appointment and indicate the advice and assistance required.