The pub (The Three Compasses on Hornsey High Street) where I have my constituency office upstairs was designed by the famous architect John Farrer – hence local references Farrer Road, Farrer Mews etc). Last week – the Hornsey Historical Society launched a new book by one of its members, Janet Owen, ‘John Farrer – The Man who changed Hornsey’ in the Three Compasses – because the pub itself was designed by John Farrer and adorns the front cover!
John Farrer’s work is evident in many parts of Hornsey and his contibution to its development from the 1880’s into the 1920’s was hugely significant. For anyone interested in local history and architecture – it’s a must! Contact the Hornsey Historical Society for where to get a copy.
Hi l am wondering if you have or know where l can get information on my Great grandparents shop that was in Turnpike Lane Hornsey in 1911, l do have pictures of a shop but not sure if l have the right place, the shop was called F W Roberts and was a confectioners, in 1911 they were living at number 15, l have googled and now see no 15 is a Indian Resturant.
Any help would be much apprecated