Monday, February 8, 2016


Saturday 20 February, 11am –- 4.30pm
*Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane N17

Discover more about Haringey’s history at our Fair; you can visit the Search Room and talk to Archive Staff, enjoy our all-day talks programme or browse stalls from local organisations showcasing our heritage.

The Old Kitchen will have a café for teas, coffee and cake all day.

And here is the line-up for the talks programme:

11.15am* *The Ivy-Mantled Tower *
Janet Owen of Hornsey Historical Society & Peter Saunders of the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower celebrate the recently published book by architectural historian Bridget Cherry on the history of St Mary'’s Church, Hornsey - the focus of the village life in Hornsey for 500 years.

*11.50am Film: "Future Revisited"*
Inspired by the film ‘What Future for Haringey?’, the Media Trust & Film London have worked with young filmmakers to produce a short film, using archival and new footage.

*  12.15pm A Street Seen: Residents of Westbury Road, Bounds Green *
Currently exhibiting at the Geffrye Museum, artist Gabriela Schutz discusses her work and artistic collaboration between herself, photographer Andrew Buurman and the residents of her street - Westbury Road, Bounds Green.

*1 - 2pm  Lunch break   2pm The Calling Tree*
Sharing a love of trees, artists Rosemary Lee and Simon Whitehead plan a performance event in and around the ancient oak at Bruce Castle, part of the LIFT Festival 2016 (London International Festival of Theatre). Come and share your stories about this important tree as we try and learn more about the tree’s past and its effect on local people.

*  2.35pm Our Community, Our Story: The African Journey to Britain*
Linda Gyamfi explores the migration experience of the African community, celebrating their contribution to Britain, and reveals a new resource book for young people.

*3.10 – 3.30pm tea break   3.35pm Far From the Western Front: South Asian soldiers in WW1 *Project Co-ordinator Eleanor Harding from the Asian Centre in Wood Green tells us more about this First World War Project focussing on the life of Indian soldiers during the conflict.

*4.05pm Ken Gay (1923-2015)– an Appreciation *
Albert Pinching, of Hornsey Historical Society, looks back at the wonderful legacy of local historian and author Ken Gay'’s contribution to celebrating Haringey’s history.

We look forward to seeing you.

*Deborah Hedgecock Curator *
Haringey Council
Haringey Archive and Museum Service, Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane,
London N17 8NU
T. 020 8808 8772

Look out for the RaHN stall: 
Radical History Network of North-East London publications, information and notes of previous meetings.

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