Louis Armstrong standards, a Gilbert and Sullivan ditty and poems from Keats and his great friend poet and publisher Jeremy Robson saw long-time Ham&High editor Gerald 'Gerry' Isaaman OBE given an inevitably idiosyncratic send-off.
When historical investigator Cat Whiteaway spotted an embroidered First World War postcard with a Camden address at an Abergavenny antiques stall, she didn't anticipate it taking a decade to return to its intended recipients.
A talk next week at the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre will put the spotlight on some of London's diarists, including a Highgate woman who was stunned by the hostile attitude towards young men who weren't fighting in the First World War.
When the Endellion String Quartet held its first rehearsal on January 20, 1979, in cellist David Waterman's Belsize Park flat, the musicians had no idea they would still be performing 40 years later - or quite how far their stellar career would take them.
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.