North Bank for Sale?

In 1874, the fine mid-Victorian villa North Bank on Pages Lane, in Muswell Hill, went up for sale. The detailed auction plan and schedule give many insights into the lifestyle of wealthy families and their live-in staff in North London. Using this as a starting point, the story of the house and the people who lived there is explored with extra clues from sources such as newspaper cuttings and census records. For the last 20 years, Gill Simpson has been involved in community activities in North Bank – now part of the premises of Muswell Hill Methodist Church – and has been a unique research into the history of Muswell Hill.

The Muswell Hill Methodist Church has a fantastic archive of more than 40 videos from the 1930s to the 1970s on the MHMC YouTube channel.