Alan Dumayne

Local historian (1929- 1998)

Alan Dumayne's books about the local area

Dumayne was born in Hornsey but moved to the area early in the 1930s, living for the rest of his life in Winchmore Hill and Southgate and attending Southgate School. It is Dumayne we have to thank for our most detailed histories of the area. Beginning in the late 80s, he wrote three very readable books on the history of the area ‘Southgate: A Glimpse Into The Past’ (1987), ‘Once Upon A Time in Palmers Green’ (1989) and ‘Fond Memories of Winchmore Hill’ (1990). His gentle, amiable style is meandering, but a delight.

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