Friday, November 28, 2014

It’s a “rather grim” alleyway that serves as a little else but a store for rubbish and recycling.

The refurbishment plans for the Victorian theatre and BBC studios at Alexandra Palace have been finalised.

Final detailed plans to repair and refurbish the entire eastern end of Alexandra Palace, home to a Victorian theatre and the BBC studios that first broadcast high-definition television, have at last been submitted to Haringey Council.

Memories of 1914-1918 a show devised and performed by Lee Montague and friends in support of Keats Library Michael Palin pictured with Lee Montague and Robert Powell

Tales of local life during the First World War helped to light up a star-studded Remembrance event.

EastEnders actor John Altman, who stared in The Who's 1979 film Quadrophenia, the band's manager Bill Curbishley and singer Dave Berry at the plaque unveiling

They were the band that defined a generation with the incredible energy of their live shows and some of the greatest guitar riffs of all time.

Camden mayor Cllr Lazzaro Pietragnoli lays a wreath at the war memorial at Mornington Crescent. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Tributes have been paid to fallen serviceman at a variety of Remembrance Day services commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.

100 serving and veteran military personnel line the platform as the specially liveried Class 91 locomotive For The Fallen arrives at the paltform before a short remembrance service. Picture: Polly Hancock

London’s busiest railway station paused to commemorate the thousands who gave their lives in World War One as a centenary act of remembrance took place at King’s Cross station this morning.

Author Della Farrant and her husband David. Picture: Polly Hancock

Have you ever spotted a tall figure in a top hat roaming the streets of Swain’s Lane late at night, or seen the silhouette of a Spanish barmaid skulking in the corner of a pub in Highgate Village?

Lee Montague with WW1 posters

Veteran actor Lee Montague will host a star-studded Remembrance event in aid of a community library next week.

Remembrance Day services will take place across Haringey on Sunday.

A family-friendly poppy-making workshop will take place in Harringay this Sunday as part of the borough’s Remembrance Day centenary services - read on for full details.

Keith Matthews, Oxfam shop manager, who was handed a log book from HMS Drake by a mystery donor.
 Picture: Nigel Sutton

A century-old logbook detailing life aboard the doomed HMS-Drake has been handed into the Kentish Town branch of Oxfam by a mystery donor.

Kenneth Williams' flat in a 1930s block in Bloomsbury is on the market through Frank Harris

A studio flat in Bloomsbury where comedian Kenneth Williams lived between 1956 and 1959, while he was working on radio comedy Hancock’s Half Hour, has come on the market.

The new face of George Orwell. Picture: Josh Stephens

The son of George Orwell has celebrated the return of his father to Hampstead after a plaque that was quite literally defaced was restored last week.

2 Ivor Street. Picture: Fortean Times

It is an attractive but unremarkable terraced house in a quiet Camden Town backstreet, with nothing much to distinguish it from the neighbours.

The east court as it could look in a few years.

Alexandra Palace has unveiled the latest designs for its multi-million pound regeneration project as it starts to welcome the public through its doors to hear their views.

A.J.N. Williamson before he died on September 14, 1914

Highgate School is to open a museum commemorating its part in the First World War – exactly 100 years after the death of a teacher believed to be the first educator killed in the conflict.

A public inquiry will be held to determine the future of Athlone House on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Michael Hammerson

A public inquiry will be held to decide the future of Athlone House as owners pursue their bid to demolish the historic mansion.

The Great Hall during the First World War.

An exhibition exploring Alexandra Palace’s little-known role in the First World War will open almost exactly 100 years to the day that the first Belgium refugees walked into the Great Hall.

Sydney Swingler in the 1940s

The families of a Second World War soldier from Kentish Town and the Italian peasants who risked their lives to save him have been united after 70 years.

The opening of the Fellowship and Sacrifice First World War exhibition at Burgh House. Pictured (from left) are Alan Bristow, John Ridler and Brian Bristow, whose relatives were members of the 138th battalion the Hampstead Heavies. Picture: Polly Hancock

As the First World War entered its second year, the strain on British Army reserves risked seeing the Front move to UK soil.

A crowd gather outside a bombed house.

How do you write a fresh, interesting history novel on a subject that has been covered from every angle possible?

Conscientious objectors attending a course in mechanised agriculture

In the centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, much of the debate and discussion has focused on whether Britain should have gone to war – and the millions of lives that were lost across Europe.

Captain Charlie May with his wife Maude and their baby daughter Pauline, taken while the soldier was on leave in July 1915

Captain Charlie May did not expect to die when he went over the top into No-Man’s Land on July 1, 1916 – the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Oral historian Max Arthur uncovered rare stories of survivors' guilt in his interviews with First World War veterans. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Few living people, if indeed any, can claim to know the guilt and suffering of the First World War veterans as intimately as Crouch End oral historian Max Arthur.

An image of Siegfried Sassoon on the front cover of Ms Wilson's new book.

The war made keen cricketer and poet Siegfried Sassoon a “20th century icon of suffering and sacrifice”.

Arianna Shankardass finishes painting one of Highgate's restored phone boxes

A schoolgirl has put the finishing touches to one of Highgate’s crowning glories - its iconic red telephone boxes.

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