Tree: Clock Tower centenary
Planted on 25th June 1995 to celebrate the spirit and vitality of the children of Haringey on the Clock tower's 100th birthday.
This much-loved landmark was raised in 1896 for the people of Hornsey to honour Henry Reader Williams, active in the Poor Schools movement, he was an early campaigner for the education and welfare of children.
Site: Crouch End Clock Tower & Henry Reading Williams (3 memorials)
N8, The Broadway
There is a clock dial on each of the four facades, and they are all working - August 2004 anyway. Above each dial is inscribed "1895".
Behind the tower two trees have been planted, each with a plaque on the ground:
tree on right in the picture - Clock Tower centenary
tree on left:, behind the tower in the picture, F Neuner.
In April 2006 a local magazine was asking, with reference to the Ordinance Survey benchmark on the tower's west face, at the base, why it had been painted blue.