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.