History & Past Campaigns

The group began as Muswell Hill Pensioners Action Group, then as Muswell Hill & Highgate Pensioners Action Group. You can read about our history and the marvellous campaigners that made us strong in the publication ‘Looking Forward’ Download

This was produced in December 2016 shortly after the deaths of Hetty Bechler and Esther Singer.

The group was affiliated to the Greater London Pensioners Association (GLPA), and collaborated closely with the GLPA when Bob Cottingham was the chair.

Bob Cottingham is now honorary president of Hornsey Pensioners Action Group. Betty Cottingham became the editor of ‘The Pensioner’, the regular newsletter of the GLPA.

Hornsey Pensioners Action Group (HPAG) is affiliated to the Greater London National Pensioners Convention (GLR NPC). HPAG takes up NPC campaigns and regularly sends delegates to the annual NPC Pensioners Parliament.

Janet Shapiro has a place on the executive of GLR NPC and was until March 2017 the treasurer.

Note that NPC campaign materials can be found on the NPC website www.npcuk.org