The funeral of Kenneth Gay, President of the Hornsey Historical Society will take place this morning at 10 am at Our Lady of Muswell Church, 1 Colney Hatch Lane, N10. We send our condolences to his family and friends.
Philip Ellis is a member of the society, which has worked at a high level to save and record the history of our area and to help people, like Philip, trace their ancestry. They have actively published their research in a series of books and booklets describing local events and life. Collective memory makes an area special and serves to tell the story of the many features which we think of as home. This photo is taken from one of Mr Gay’s many publications, Hornsey and Crouch End, Archive Photographs, pub. 1998. The women are chatting just outside the Prickett & Ellis office on Park Road, perhaps a property had caught their eye (not sure what date).
Hornsey Historical Society
Registered Charity No 274424
Actively publishing on, and campaigning for, the heritage of our area.
The Society has produced many publications documenting the history of Hornsey, has been active in campaigning for the recognition and conservation of our heritage of buildings and open spaces. and is represented on the local Conservation Area Advisory Committees. It supports the work of the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower and other local conservation groups, and maintains close links with Bruce Castle Museum, and local history societies. The Society organises a regular programme of talks, visits and educational and other events.
For more about the Hornsey Historical Society see http://hornseyhistorical.org.uk/