Feb 16, 2019
  • Feb 16, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:30pm
  • Location: Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU
  • Latest Activity: Feb 8

Discover more about Haringey’s wonderful history and community heritage at the annual Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive.

It is a chance to get involved, network and browse stalls from different local organisations from around the borough showcasing the area's heritage. You can visit the Archive Searchroom to see special displays from the archive collections and talk to Archive staff to find out how to use the service and undertake research.

11.15am: The Land Under Our Feet: the Dorset Survey 1619 map of Tottenham
On its 400th anniversary, Christine Protz (local historian and Friend of Bruce Castle), shares the highlights and importance to our local heritage of one of the first-known mapping surveys of Tottenham. Many may know it as ‘the upside-down map’.

11.50am: Black Georgian Londoners: Priscilla Wakefield’s Sancho
Deborah Hedgecock (Curator, Bruce Castle Museum), looks at portraits in the museum exhibition alongside the character ‘Sancho’ from Priscilla Wakefield’s book ‘Excursions in North America’. Was he based on the real-life black Georgian Londoner, Ignatius Sancho? Listen to Tottenham Theatre as they give a voice to Ignatius Sancho’s own writings.

12.15pm: 50 years Ago: Haringey-Koblenz,1969
From 1945 onwards, the town twinning movement paired many towns from countries previously divided by war. Passionately supported by mayors and local citizens, Haringey twinned with the German town of Koblenz in 1969. Stephen Whittle (Haringey Koblenz Friendship Association), guides us through five decades of this civic friendship, and celebrates the lives of those who, like the late Vic McRae, truly dedicated themselves to its activities.

Break: 1-2pm Reflections – a special tribute
Our slideshow of pictures (running during the break), remembers those we have lost in 2018: David ‘Tec’ Evans, Jim Deamer, Jim Clark, Ray Swain, Vic McRae and Chris Whitehouse

2pm: Half a century of the Victoria Line,1969
Travel back in time with transport historian Chris Barker as he looks at the completion and official opening of the Victoria Line in 1969. Many will remember the opening of Seven Sisters tube station in 1968 on the Walthamstow to Highbury & Islington section. 50 years on, the line is said to be the second most frequent service in the world.

2.35pm: Celebrating 150 years of Finsbury Park
Find out more from The Friends of Finsbury Park as they share their passion for the park’s history and their plans to mark this special anniversary in 2019.

3.10-3.30pm Tea break

3.35pm Haringey Vanguard - an exploration of Haringey's Black and Minority Ethnic LGBT heritage
The Haringey Vanguard project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, marks LGBT History Month with a short film showing Haringey’s pivotal role in UK LGBT heritage.

4.05pm Remembering the evacuation of WW2
2019 sees the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of children in the Second World War. Oral history recordings and evocative film-footage recall the experience. An additional short film shows local celebrations marking peace from the Great War twenty years earlier in 1919.

Please note: talks are sometimes subject to change.

The Old Kitchen will be serving teas, coffee and cake all day

Stalls and groups at the Fair

The Bruce Grove Stories (and Bruce Grove Public Conveniences) Project; Edmonton Hundred Historical Society; Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre; Friends of Bruce Castle; Friends of Tottenham Marshes; Haringey Vanguard BAME LGBTQ+ Project; Hornsey Historical Society; Ian Christie – early film historian on film-pioneer Robert Paul (of Muswell Hill); The Latin American Sounds of Pueblito Paisa Project; The London, Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society; Markfield Beam Engine and Museum; New River Action Group; Noel Park Residents' Association; Radical History of North London Network; Steve Amor – Artist; Tottenham Civic Society; Tottenham Hotspur Foundation; Tottenham Outrage History – author; Vartry Road History – author; Woodbury Down Community History.

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Safer Neighbourhoods Team (Police) - next drop-in surgeries are shown at the bottom of this page.

Singing for Fun - 30 Aug from 5-6pm - Alexandra Park Library

Talkies' Outdoor Cinema: The Jungle Book 2016 - 30 Aug at 7.30pm - Broomfield Park, on the old bowling green.

Palmers Green Community Festival - 1 Sept from 12-7pm - Broomfield Park N13.

Golf Course Allotments Annual Show and NGS Open Day - 1 Sept from 1-4.30pm - Golf Course Allotments, corner of Winton Avenue and Blake Road

Join Alexandra Chorus to sing/learn/perform - Wednesday evenings starting 4 Sept from 7-9pm - Alexandra Park School, MP3 music room

Macqueen and Friends at Bowes Park Folk Club - 5 Sept at 7.45pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Rd, Bowes Park N22

Zero Market N22 - 7 Sept from 11-4pm - will from now onwards be located in Blue House Yard, River Park Rd, off Station Road (near Wood Green station)

Come and Sing Vivaldi's Gloria - 7 Sept from 2-7pm - St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10

XR North London Uprising - 7-8th Sept - Ducketts Common (Turnpike Lane) and Downhills Park

Four 6-week creative writing courses from Haringey Literature Live - starting Sept and Oct - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, 40 Cumberland Rd N22.

Singers' Night at Bowes Park Folk Club - 3 Oct at 7.45pm - Mum's Bistro, 143 Myddleton Rd, Bowes Park N22


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Regular Activities

Regular Activities

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Introductory martial arts course - Saturdays 12-1pm for 4-weeks, starting 20 July - Alexandra Park School, entrance in Rhodes Avenue

Salsa Wednesdays - beginners and intermediate classes 7-8pm, Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG

Kids Gardening Club - Saturdays (starting 25 May) from 11.00-11.45am - Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way N22

Course: Finding the Poem - Monday evenings  till July 8 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Prioritise your Writing Project - Tuesday mornings till July 16 - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Novella Fever - Wednesdays (starting 15 May) from 6.45-9.15pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3 Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Course: Inspire your Writing -Thursdays (starting 16 May) from 10.30-1pm - the Writing Room, Floor 3, Wood Green Works, Cumberland Road N22

Girls' Cricket Practice - every Sunday (except Easter day 21st) from 9-10.20am - North Middlesex Cricket Club, Park Road N8

Pavilion crafts - every Thursday 11.30-1.00 - free drop in crafting group - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec. We bring our own projects, get advice and share ideas 

Alexandra Chorus - Wednesdays 7-9pm during term-time at Alexandra Park School

Life Drawing classes - second Monday of every month, 7.30-10pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

Hatha Yoga - Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9pm - Pavilion Cafe at Albert Road Rec

Ally Pally Parkrun - free five-kilometer run every Saturday at 9am. Register online

Bowes Park Folk Club - usually on the first Thursday of each month from 8 to 10pm at Mum's Bistro, Myddleton Road

Palace Gates Community Gardening - on the Triangle and at the Albert Road mini-roundabout - usually at 11am on the first Saturday in the month

Gentle monthly walk - the last Wednesday in the month, 12.30-2.30pm, starting from Alexandra Park Library. A free SAPL activity

Friends of Ally Pally Station Gardening Parties - last Sunday of every month between 3-5pm - Ally Pally Station

Jazz@Karamel - every Thursday evening, music from 8-10.30pm - Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green

Hornsey Historical Society: local history surgery - first Saturday of every month between 10.30-2.30pm - The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane N8

Beginners Pilates Class with Clare - Wednesdays from 6.45-7.45pm - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes

Pilates class for mixed abilities - Fridays from 10.15-11.15am - South Harringay Junior School, Mattison Rd entrance off Green Lanes.

Alternative Art Club for 10-15yr olds - Thursdays from 6-7.30pm during term time - Highgate Wood School

Adults and Kids Fitness Classes in Albert Rec - Saturday mornings from 9.30-11am - Albert Road Rec

Fashion Courses: learn how to make your own clothes, pattern-cutting or more advanced - Saturday all day or 6-week courses - near Manor House tube station

Alexandra WI - meetings are held in CUFOS (the old train station at the top of The Avenue) on the first Tuesday of every month, 8-10pm.

Conservation Volunteers work in Alexandra Park - 2nd Sunday of the month from 10am to 3.30pm

Pavilion Crafts on Thursdays 11.0-12.30 - Cafe, Albert Road Rec.

Go Ape! - in the Upper Field (just below the boating lake), Alexandra Park (booking advised)

Afro Rhythm Aerobics - Fridays 8-9pm at Everyone's Climbing Tree, Station Road N22

St. Andrew's Parish Church - Sunday services: 10am Sung Eucharist with Footsteps for children; 6pm Evening Prayer

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