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, Hill Rise, Laydon, Colman Mansions and 2 others but they were we classed as posh. Also the wooden ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsey by Eileen Wright

Blythe Mansions, Hornsey Rise

I can vividly remember Blythe Mansions, I used to go there with my late mother to visit an aunt and other relatives who lived there, I can still see it now, there were two sections of the estate as I recall, with two half circle entrances on the main side and I think there was just one entrance at the back, as you ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsey by john.cashin64

Hornsey In The 50s

I grew up in Tottenham Lane. I remember well the police station, fire station and public library with Scara's fish shop opposite. (Cod and chips for 11d) I went to North Harringay Infants and Junior Schools .... walking .... and then to Stationers. We used to play in Rathcoole Avenue, or go to Priory Park. Summer days were ...Read full memory

A memory of Hornsey by Andrew Bicknell