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2023 Collection: October

October Collection
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Background image2023 Collection: The Old Forge at Highgate Village, circa 1890

The Old Forge at Highgate Village, circa 1890
Dodd's forge stood at 41 Highgate High Street, on the northern side of the junction with South Grove. The records show that the premises had been in continuous use as a smithy since at least 1664

Background image2023 Collection: 1852 Drawing of Pond Square Highgate by H Scrimgeour

1852 Drawing of Pond Square Highgate by H Scrimgeour
Highgate village originally had two ponds which gave the square its name. Soon after this drawing was created the northern pond (on the right) was filled in and the other pond was reduced in size

Background image2023 Collection: Highgate High Street in 1890s

Highgate High Street in 1890s
Several of the buildings in this 1890s photograph of 62-52 Highgate High Street are still recognisable today. On the left is a rare example of a wooden awning over the pavement

Background image2023 Collection: 1746 Rocque Map

1746 Rocque Map

Background image2023 Collection: Swearing on the Horns at Highgate 1796

Swearing on the Horns at Highgate 1796
Swearing on the Horns is a farcical oath that was traditionally given to non-local visitors at various pubs in Highgate since the 17th century

Background image2023 Collection: Gatehouse Tavern Highgate in the 1890s

Gatehouse Tavern Highgate in the 1890s
The Gate House Tavern certainly dates back to the seventeenth century and may have been one of the five inns known to have existed in Highgate village in 1552

Background image2023 Collection: The opening day of the Highgate Hill Cable Tramway in 1884

The opening day of the Highgate Hill Cable Tramway in 1884
The Highgate Hill Cable Tramway was the first cable tramway in Europe. Opened on the 29th May 1884, it was built to demonstrate the benefits of the technology first pioneered, and still in use today

Background image2023 Collection: The original Highgate Station, looking south, in 1890s

The original Highgate Station, looking south, in 1890s
Highgate's original overground station was constructed by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway. Immediately before it opened in 1867 the line was purchased by the Great Northern Railway (GNR)

Background image2023 Collection: The original Highgate Station, looking north, in 1890s

The original Highgate Station, looking north, in 1890s
Highgate's original overground station was constructed by the Edgware, Highgate and London Railway. Immediately before it opened in 1867 the line was purchased by the Great Northern Railway (GNR)

Background image2023 Collection: The Archway tollgate at the bottom of Highgate hill in the 1880s

The Archway tollgate at the bottom of Highgate hill in the 1880s, with Archway Bridge in the distance. Archway Road was cut through the hillside to the east of Highgate Village in 1813

Background image2023 Collection: 1960s climbing Highgate Hill, a trolleybus passes Despard Road

1960s climbing Highgate Hill, a trolleybus passes Despard Road
Trolleybuses replaced trams on Highgate Hill in the late 1950s. A trolleybus is an electric bus that draws power from dual overhead wires via spring-loaded trolley poles, or pantographs

Background image2023 Collection: The Old Crown public house on Highgate Hill 1892

The Old Crown public house on Highgate Hill 1892
The Highgate Hill Cable Tramway was the first cable tramway in Europe. Opened in 1884, it was built both to demonstrate the technology and because Highgate Hilll was too steep for horse trams

Background image2023 Collection: The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution's logo

The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution's logo
The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution (HLSI) was founded in 1839 with the aim of helping local people to better understand new developments in industry and discoveries in science


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