At MKL waste we pride ourselves in providing the best house clearance in Highbury N5 area. If you need a full house clearance or just want a one item to be removed, we are the company to call. Our house clearance service is the most comprehensive on the market. We will tidy up after leaving the property in the state when we arrived. We take all waste to a responsible licensed waste transfer stations to be disposed off properly. Our rate is based on the amount and weight of the items to be cleared against the time taken. We are fully licensed; hold full public liability insurance and registered with the Environment Agency. All our house clearance team are dedicated, experienced and friendly. We assist in the re-use of as many of the items we clear as possible, enabling us to offer a solution to the environmentally friendly. We are delighted to take items to charity shops on behalf of our clients.
HIGHBURY, N5 ? By modern urban standards Highbury is a barely spoilt village, free of system ?built post war estates, blight and excessive industry, which has escaped the intense development of neighbouring districts such as Holloway by the good fortune of occupying a hilly site between major roads. After the Norman Conquest William I granted the local manor, then known as Tolentone and stretching from Crouch Hill to Hoxton, to Ranulf and the land passed to the Order of the Knights of St John Jerusalem in 127l. The name Highbury was first recorded in 1370 and during the Peasants’ Revolt, eleven years later, rebels ransacked Highburn Manor, which stood where Leigh Road can now be found. By the mid eighteenth century the only buildings in Highbury were three terraces, the Highbury Barn pleasure gardens, and some twenty villas, but expansion followed the opening of the railway at Highbury Corner in 1849, with villas and handsome red-brick terraced houses built on Highbury Fields and the roads around Highbury Park, and it soon became one of the most attractive suburbs in north London. Arsenal Football Club, Highbury – London?s most successful football club was founded in 1886 by workers from the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, who as Dial Square, the name of their workshop, played their first game against Eastern Wanderers that December on a patch of ground on the Isle of Dogs, winning 6-0. Growing success in the various south London cups saw Woolwich Arsenal join the Football League in 1893, but they achieved little until the megalomaniac Henry Norris took over as chairman in 1910. Norris wanted to merge Woolwich with his other team, Fulham, and move to the latter’s stadium, Craven Cottage, in south -west London, but when the League turned down his proposals the Arsenal chairman, realizing that the club would never be able to make enough money at their Plumstead ground, began looking for a new location. Sites in Battersea and Harringay were considered, but in 1913 Norris found out that St John?s College of Divinity in Highbury wanted to sell its playing fields and decided to move Woolwich Arsenal to north London. The proposal enraged locals, who objected to the ‘undesirable elements of professional football’, and other nearby clubs, such as Clapton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur, but the deal went ahead none the less. The deed of transfer for the property was signed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the lease included a stipulation stating that Woolwich Arsenal could not play at home on Christmas Day or Good Friday. At the end of the First World War the club, by then simply Arsenal, won a place in an enlarged First Division despite having finished only fifth in the Second Division, after an intense lobbying campaign by Norris and at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, who had finished bottom of the First Division and expected to be allowed to stay in the extended division. Following the appointment of Herbert Chapman as manager in 1925 Arsenal gradually began to achieve success, winning the FA Cup in 1930 and becoming the first London side to win the League Championship the following year. Not only did Chapman transform a previously unremarkable team into the finest in the land, he was also behind some notable new initiatives such as floodlighting, numbered players, the white ball, rubber studs, and training schemes.