Tuesday, February 7, 2017


This year's HARINGEY LOCAL HISTORY FAIR will be held on
Saturday 18th February, 11am – 4.30pm 
at 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.
We look forward to seeing you.

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

As usual there will be a RaHN stall at this event.

There will also be a talk at 2 p.m. about the 1977 'battle of Wood Green' when 2-3,000 antifascists confronted and tried to disrupt a National Front march. 
A pamphlet on the subject is available here.
If you were there on that day 40 years ago please come and help with the recollections, or if you were involved with any other anti-fascist mobilisations from this period (eg Lewisham) as part of the wider context. 

Also at the fair, a new book will be on sale:
Tottenham Walks
by Mareeni Raymond and Edward Richards

"Follow the four walks in this book to discover things about the Tottenham you thought you knew, including important history, architectural surprises and incredible people, that shaped Tottenham then and now. With simplified maps and colour photographs to guide you, explore Tottenham's many green spaces, changing streets and some of the great places to eat and drink along the way."

Walks cover:
1. Parks and Marshes: A pretty walk which takes you to Markfield Park’s beam engine and the urban garden of the Lea Valley.
2. Hidden Tottenham: From Northumberland Park to Bruce Grove, a short walk for those curious about the history of the High Road.
3. Bruce Grove to Seven Sisters: A walk through the beautiful village-esque Bruce Castle area to the Broadwater farm estate, with stops along Tottenham’s historical High Rd and Bruce Grove.
4. Seven Sisters to St. Ann's: A short stroll exploring some of the main historical sites of Tottenham High Road and the residential West Green area.

The authors say:
"We wrote the book because we are huge fans of the area we live in, and believe it is an understated place with a lot of hidden history in its buildings and residents past and present. It is a fascinating place to explore, a brilliant place to live in and so, with our daughter in tow, we’ve developed four guided walks highlighting some of our favourite places and interesting facts. There are of course plenty of things we have left out, as there just isn’t enough space to include everything, but we hope interest will be piqued enough to do some further exploring yourself!"

The RRP of the paperback is £9.99.

Featuring among other places and people:

Markfield Park beam engine
Tottenham marshes; Friends of the Marshes
Tottenham trees
7 Bruce Grove (Luke Howard's home)
Bruce Castle
Bernie Grant arts centre
Town Hall
Holy Trinity Church
The former Palace Theatre of Varieties
Lordship Rec community hub 

Haringey Archive and Museum Service
Friends of Lordship Rec 
Friends of Bruce Castle Park
Haringey Friends of Parks 
Radical History Network of North East London
Haringey London Borough Council
Summerhill Roads website team 
Hornsey Historical Society
Edmonton Hundred Historical Society
Tottenham Civic Society 

See the covers here.

1 comment:

  1. "'Battle of Wood Green' talk/discussion went well, as did stall".