This month let's look up north to the history of Haringey, a beautiful part of town twinned with Koblenz in Germany and Clarendon in Jamaica!
- The Haringey First World War Peace Forum have mapped more than 200 records, telling the stories of conscientious objectors connected with the area. At our recent event Public History Now! we heard from John Hinshelwood who founded the Forum and he told us all about their activities, which culminated in the unveiling of a permanent memorial to the conscientious objectors of Haringey. Their website is very interesting and well worth a read.
- Wandering around Haringey on Layers of London we happened upon this record - apparently the country's first ladies football match was held in Crouch End in March 1895, organised by the British Ladies' Football Club which usually trained in nearby Alexandra Palace.
- Speaking of Ally Pally, the Alexandra Palace Archives have added several records with great pictures of the area, which appears to have had (at one stage or another) everything one could ever need - an airship hangar, a giant organ, a roller rink and more!
Do you live in Haringey and want to get involved with Layers of London? Please get in touch, we'd love to get more on the map about this wonderful part of London.