You have probably heard of the long gone Alexandra Maternity Home at 11 Alexandra Park Rd N10. – my sister was born there as were many locals of her age. However, did you know that there was also an Alexandra Orphanage in Hornsey?
This institution took in children from birth to around the age of ten and in February 1869 moved to newly built premises at Hazelville Road, Hornsey Rise.
The building no longer survives but there are some moving images at http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/HornseyAlexandra/