Monday, May 16, 2016
The Sir Richard Steele pub is an Asset of Community Value

Residents campaigning to save the Sir Richard Steele pub in Belsize Park and stop its upper floors from being turned into flats have won the latest round of their long battle.

Conscientious objector Isaac Goss. Photo courtesy of Philippa Goss

More than 100 roads were singled out by a Hornsey historical society to mark International Conscientious Objectors day on the weekend

The former workshop being demolished at Lauderdale House

Huge changes are afoot at Highgate’s historic Lauderdale House – but there is a still much more to do.

The future of Muswell Hill Library's home since 1931 is in question. Picture: Tony Gay

Muswell Hill Library could be moved out of its listed building on Queens Avenue, according to a new Haringey Council feasibility report.

TFL demonstrates new anti suicide measures for Archway Bridge. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A mock-up of anti-suicide measures due to be installed at a historic bridge was scrutinised by heritage campaigners last week.

Camden Lock Market Middle Yard

Traders at the famous Camden Lock fear being priced out of the market after the owners won planning permission for a £20 million redevelopment of the site.

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.


There are no rules when it comes to buying studio pottery beyond choosing what you love

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

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