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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Barnet Council Holocaust Memorial Day service

Barnet Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a service themed ‘Don’t Stand By’.

Dick Weindling and Ed Fordham with one of two Gerry Anderson prototype plaques to commemorate the Thunderbirds creator  Pic credit: Adam Tiernan Thomas

Thunderbirds are go in West Hampstead as fundraising begins in earnest to commemorate its creator with two blue plaques.

Lewis and Chris Freeman at Dunns Bakery Crouch End. Polly Hancock

A dedicated Crouch End baker still rises with the dawn, part of a proud tradition of five generations of one family who have served the craft.

The centenary of the Golders Green Synagogue is being marked with the release of a new book

An author has spoken of her delight at chronicling 100 years since Golders Green Synagogue was founded.

John Joseph has been awarded an MBE

A charity chief from Hampstead says he was honoured to be awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

Imelda Staunton who has received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 New Year's Honours List. (Picture: Ian West/PA Wire)

Actress Imelda Staunton has been awarded a CBE in honour of her services to drama in the New Year’s Honours list.

Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society members. From left Amanda Carrara, Chris Currer, Mark Afford, Miriam Levin and Dave Winskill.

The fight for community ownership of Hornsey Town Hall continues, even though the council officially invited bids from developers last week.

Bridget Cherry pictured at Hornsey Tower

Bridget Cherry's book, Ivy-Mantled Tower A History of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary Hornsey has been published by The Hornsey Historical Soc. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In telling the story of a long-vanished parish church, architectural historian Bridget Cherry has delved into the heart of what was once Hornsey village.

Apple Day at Hornsey Vale Community Centre,a combined event between Transition Couch End,Urban Harvest & Hornsey Vale.
Lynne Brackley Chairman of Hornsey Vale Community Centre

The annual event, held last Saturday, invited guests to take part in apply pressing, producing delicious freshly produced juice - an experience often missed out on in the city.

London Passport Map by Yanko Tihov |

Using information from the 2011 census, Yanko Tihov has represented each borough on the map with different non-British passport covers.

Athlone House, taken in 2011. Picture: Michael Hammerson

The owners of historic Athlone House near Hampstead Heath are to take their bid to demolish the mansion to the High Court.

Sir Nigel Gresley with mallard at King's Cross

Thousands of people have called for a duck to be re-instated on a proposed statue of great railway engineer, Sir Nigel Gresley.

Lauderdale House staff and volunteers load the contents of the house into a van for storage during the Lauderdale Transformed building works which will close the house for staff and to the public until later in 2016. From left Julian Courtney, Peter Gallagher, Alex Hill, director Katherine Ives, Sophie Serrano and Stephen Hose. Picture: Polly Hancock

It was a bittersweet moment as the small team of staff and volunteers of Lauderdale House loaded up the moving van with furniture in the final days before the doors were locked for a year on Sunday.

Michael Hammerson with some of his US Civil war history research items. Picture: Polly Hancock

They fought thousands of miles away in a war that would ultimately define the future of the United States. But the final resting place for many veterans of the American Civil War was on the other side of the pond, in cemeteries across Britain.

Lauderdale House staff and volunteers launch a season of Pop Up Lauderdale events as Lauderdale House closes for refurbishment works. Picture: Polly Hancock

The grand doors of Highgate’s historic Lauderdale House are normally flung wide open, inviting the community in to view art, join a class or simply have a coffee.

Lauderdale House team including Catherine West MP ready for the restoration project

Seven years ago, the £2.3million renovation of an historic arts centre was just an ambitious dream.

Athlone House, taken in 2011. Picture: Michael Hammerson

The mysterious owners of a historic Highgate mansion have announced they will take their six-year battle to demolish the former hospital to the High Court.

Women swimmers dive into an icy bathing pond on Hampstead Heath in 1931. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

An old video clip of female swimmers breaking inches-thick ice on the top of a Hampstead Heath bathing pond in 1931 has been uploaded to Youtube for the first time.

Queen Mary officially opens Henrietta Barnett School's junior branch in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

Historic video footage uploaded to Youtube for the first time shows the Queen’s grandmother opening a Hampstead Garden Suburb school in 1938.

Former Holborn and St Pancras MP Geoffrey Johnson-Smith at the opening of the Adventure Land playground in 1963. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

A historic video clip of Camden children racing down slides and playing on swings at the opening of an adventure playground in 1963 has been released on Youtube for the first time.

Crowds ski and toboggan on Hampstead Heath in 1955. Picture: Associated Press/Movietone

Historic video footage offering viewers a glimpse into life in Hampstead and the Suburb in the 1930s, ’50s and ’60s has been released on Youtube for the first time.

Thomas Radice, a trustee of the Proms at St Jude’s Music & Literary Festival

The Proms at St Jude’s Music & Literary Festival will offer attendees more than just music and literature.

Steve McQueen's Porsche 917 driven at Le Mans.

The roar and growls of supercar engines will soon get pulses racing as St John’s Wood gears up for its annual supercar pageant – this year in association with the Ham&High and its sister title the Wood&Vale.

Staff, volunteers and board members are asking for your help to raise £125,000 to restore the galleries. Picture: Nigel Sutton

An ambitious online crowdfunding drive to ensure historic Lauderdale House is saved for future generations has been hailed a success following the end of the campaign.

Lauderdale House director Katherine Ives with donors who have put money into Lauderdale Transformed, from left Hanka Bednarova, Liz Morris, Katherine Ives, Christoph Schedl, Geoffrey Walker and Catherine Budgett Meakin. Picture: Polly Hancock

Time is running out for a historic house as it enters the final week of its innovative online crowdfunding campaign to secure its future for generations to come.

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