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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A historic painting owned by Kenwood House is to go on loan to a gallery previously accused of selling pieces of artwork it had borrowed.

One of the most striking things about Muswell Hill Library is the 1930s mural that adorns the children’s section.

Independent bookshops are one of the best loved features in the high street.

Britain’s oldest electric mainline trains last week began to vanish from the Northern City Line – and one retired driver is reflecting on four decades in the cab.

Staff and pupils have quit an independent school in droves and council chiefs have stepped in amid claims of “appalling” management, safety issues and mis-selling.

History buff John Leo Waters runs the Archway Revisited Facebook group, where people share their memories of the area. Here he recounts Mr Van Hooydonk’s journey from Brussels to Islington, Hampstead and Highgate at the turn of the last century.

Eighty years ago, on March 24, 1939, Belsize Square Syngagogue conducted its first service. It was a congregation built on the collective trauma of Jewish families who had fled continental Europe as the horrors of the Nazis were laid bare.

Fans of the Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End – which was open as a pub until January – have applied for it to be locally listed and become an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

If you’re in Camden, chances are you’re not far from an underground river.

Haringey Council used some of the cash raised from disposing of publicly-owned land and buildings to pay for redundancies, an investigation has found.

The sky above Hornsey was lit up with lanterns to celebrate the birthday of a beloved Islington teacher who died after being hit by a van in December.

A heritage weekend is set to change the reputation that Highgate “doesn’t like to shout about its history”.

Eagle-eyed Hampstead locals will have noticed a romantic change to one of their familiar pillar postboxes.

One hundred and fifty years ago this week, a Camden man became the first in a long line to cycle from London to Brighton.

Forty years ago, Patricia Woodall nurtured a love of dance on a trip around Europe.

“I was very lucky three times: When the Germans came, then when the Russians came, and then during the revolution.”

Highgate Cemetery’s historic Karl Marx memorial has been vandalised – and cemetery director Dr Ian Dungavell thinks repairing it will be harder than fixing it after a 1970s bomb blast.

Renovation of the so-called Sham Bridge at Kenwood House could be finished as soon as this week, according to English Heritage, which manages the historic property on the Heath.

A celebration for the tenth anniversary of the popular Loudest Whispers art exhibition will kick off LGBT+ history month at St Pancras Hospital on Friday February 1st.

Belsize Square Synagogue’s Holocaust Memorial event this year featured Kindertransport refugee Freddy Kosten remembering his flight to safety from Nazi-controlled Vienna just shy of 80 years after he escaped the Holocaust.

Highgate Newtown is hard to pin down. Modernist utopia or architectural aberration?

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is celebrating as £50million plans for two new stands at Lord’s have been approved.

“Forty years. I tell you what – it seems like a lifetime, it really does.”

Eighty years after escaping the Holocaust on the Kindertransport, two north London women who saw Hitler’s ascent have recalled the creeping rise of fascism – and warned of the risks of history repeating itself.

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