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Available for use by schools and amateur music groups, the stock covers standard orchestral and choral classical repertoire and a wide selection of concert-band music. To access the catalogues just visit the CYM Library website (external link).

The High Street has a range of shops and an increasing number of restaurants. The eastern section retains strong echoes of its rural past and hosts the 13th-century tower which is all that remains of St Mary's Church.

Our congregation is a vibrant mix of ages and backgrounds. Our services are in the Anglo-Catholic tradition and everyone is welcome to come and worship.

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The borough's coat of arms, granted in 1904, featured two oak trees recalling the ancient forest that once covered the area and surviving remnants including Queen's Wood, Highgate Wood and Coldfall Wood. The manor of Hornsey had at one time been held by the Diocese of London and crossed swords, taken from the Diocese's arms, completed the design. The Latin motto was Fortior quo paratior or The better prepared, the stronger.

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The following councillors hold regular surgeries at the library (click the links for details):

Established in 1964, Hornsey Co-operative Credit Union was Britain's oldest credit union, until it merged with London Capital Credit Union in 2013.

Together with our sister churches of Holy Trinity and St Paul’s we have daily Morning and Evening Prayer and Mass, as well as regular study groups.

We are a diverse church with a congregation representative of the varied community that Hornsey is: young and older; married, single and partnered, straight and gay; British and international.

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Since 2000 Hornsey's residential developments have been architecturally diverse and overall accommodative of a diverse range of the local community. This has included estates of more than 50 homes with a proportion available under social housing and affordable housing schemes.

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Nearest Tube Finsbury Park StationNearest Train Crouch Hill StationBuses 41, 91, W3, W5, W7

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The CYM is one of the UK's most important sources of sets of musical scores.

In 1965, the municipal borough was abolished and its area was transferred to Greater London under the London Government Act 1963. Hornsey's area was combined with the Municipal Borough of Tottenham and the Municipal Borough of Wood Green to form the present-day London Borough of Haringey.

Hornsey Parish Church (sometimes called St Mary with St George) is part of the Church of England in the Edmonton Area of the Diocese of London which in turn is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Actively publishing on, and campaigning for, the heritage of our area.

With the recent press coverage of the pros and cons of more grammar schools, I was reminded of a set of stories written by Cardinal Basil Hume called ‘Basil in Blunderland’. When he was at Westminster he used to invite groups of sixty or so children at a time to come and learn some theology. These sessions were called ‘eleven-minus’ as the groups tended to be from schools attended by children who hadn’t passed the eleven-plus. read more

Much of Hornsey was built up in Edwardian times, but the tower of the original parish church still stands in its ancient graveyard in Hornsey High Street, at the centre of the old village. Other notable places are the Doragh Gasworks, the former Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End, and Highpoint and Cromwell House in Highgate.

Hornsey was a local government district in east Middlesex from 1867 to 1965.

Doors open at 7.30pm for sales & refreshments. The talk starts at 8.00pm, and latecomers are not admitted.Free to members. A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

You’ll find the best level of care and a calm atmosphere.

The style of our worship is focused upon the Eucharist. We see our liturgical life as very important: not fussy and celebrated with attention and care. Our musical life is rich and inclusive with a very good choir and musical director whose talents complement the atmosphere of the services which we hope are supported by the contemplative feel of the modern church building. more

Talk starts 8pm prompt at URC Hall, cnr Weston Park/Ferme Park Road N8 9PX. Visitors welcome, donation €€£2 requested.

Former residents include poets A.E. Housman and Thomas Moore, publisher Andrew Melrose, eminent theatre architect Frank Matcham, soviet communist apologists William Peyton Coates and Zelda Coates. Actor Bob Hoskins grew up here. The once-famous poet Samuel Rogers, a friend of Byron and Dickens, is buried in Hornsey churchyard, as is Thomas Frye, artist and founder of the Bow porcelain factory. Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars.

There is something for everyone at Hornsey Parish Church and we hope that can include you too. Please come and see us – you will be very welcome.

North of Hornsey High Street, and immediately to its south, some of the area is public sector housing, surrounded by the late Victorian terraces developed by builders such as John Farrer. Between the western end of the High Street and the bottom of Muswell Hill, the character of the area changes dramatically. Much of this part is the Warner Estate built up with large well-appointed late Victorian houses. To the south west of the High Street is Priory Park, a pleasant urban green space.

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The Original Gallery is Haringey Council’s premier commercial art gallery with exhibitions from established and emerging artists.

We are strongly committed to serving our neighbours and are enthusiastic about our work with local schools and community groups, especially our Winter Night Shelter.

Don't wait until it's an emergency - book your pet in for a checkup and be assured that they're in great hands.

Talks take place at 8.00pm at the Union Church Hall, N8 9PX, corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park (location details: Union Church Hall).

In 1894, under the Local Government Act of that year, Hornsey became an urban district. In 1903, it was incorporated as a municipal borough. The corporation made two unsuccessful attempts to gain county borough status in 1904 and 1915.[1] The borough was part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District.

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One of the municipal borough's first significant projects was the opening of Hornsey Cottage Hospital in 1910. Hornsey Town Hall, built in 1933–35 and designed by Reginald Uren, was widely admired for its clean, Modernist style and beautiful detailing, symbolizing enlightened local government. However, since 2004 Haringey Council gradually removed municipal services from the building, and its increasing dereliction caused a local furore.

In Jonathan Coe's 1987 debut novel The Accidental Woman, the protagonist Maria shares a flat in Hornsey with two other women for several years.