Hornsey, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Hornsey and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Blyth Mansions

I was born in 117 Blyth Mansions, Hornsey Rise, in 1942 I think they had just been built. I remember playing in the flats with so many children, I wonder where they are all now. We used to have fights with all the other flats, ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsey by Eileen Wright


I was born in Hornsey in 1940. Returning from evacuation in S.Wales in 1944, I went to Highgate Primary School for a short time, before moving to 141 Crouch Hill (now demolished) and attending Rokesley Infants School & Crouch End ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsey by Alan Carter

Hornsey High Street

Hi. I was born in Hornsey. I was born over the Albany Laundry at No.12 High Street Hornsey in 1939. I lived there until 1957. We lived next door to Ham's the fish shop. I loved playing in Priory Park when I was young. ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsey by Joyce Bird