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Hands-on History at Bruce Castle Museum

High Street Heritage: hands-on history at Bruce Castle Museum Bruce Castle Museum is now offering extended ‘High Street Heritage Days’ as part of its education programme following a successful pilot scheme in 2017. Through object handling, role play, and art and design pupils can explore the heritage they see every day and learn about the … Continue reading Hands-on History at Bruce Castle Museum

Trainees learn to restore Haringey’s buildings

Architects, bricklayers, curators, labourers, tour guides and everything in between – the heritage industry encompasses a rich variety of roles and career opportunities for young people today. Two local lads have been learning just what it takes to work on exciting heritage projects in Haringey. Mark and Charlie were recruited as trainees by the North … Continue reading Trainees learn to restore Haringey’s buildings

Shopfront restoration in full swing

Work continues apace on North Tottenham Townscape Heritage Initiative with scaffolding up at two sites on the High Road.   Cuttle Construction (external link), along with the architectural firm Survey & Design (external link), are undertaking specialist repairs and restorations to a dozen buildings, some of which are Grade II listed, returning them to their … Continue reading Shopfront restoration in full swing

Young people learn from Tottenham’s built heritage

We recently supported MOLA (external link) in delivering a Built Heritage Youth Engagement Programme which aims to reach out to disadvantaged young people in Haringey. MOLA worked in partnership with Haringey Council Youth Justice Service to offer 10 young people the chance to participate in a two week programme of tours, talks, workshops, site visits and … Continue reading Young people learn from Tottenham’s built heritage

Oral History Project at Woodside High

Tottenham Then and Now: Oral History Project at Woodside High, White Hart Lane This summer term students in Year 9 were involved in an exciting Oral History pilot project.  Students who were intending to do History GCSE met with local older residents to explore Tottenham then and now linking to the historical theme of Change … Continue reading Oral History Project at Woodside High

A Walk through Spurs’ Secret History

The following is an extract from the Spurs' Secret History Tour, a fascinating walk through Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's proud 135-year history. For enquiries, or to book this walk, please contact Martin Burrows of Antwerp Arms Association – email: mab.prospect@tiscali.co.uk The Spurs' Secret History Walk was originally written by Julie Welsh and Rob White, and adapted by … Continue reading A Walk through Spurs’ Secret History

Tottenham High Road: a short film

Last March, Media students from Haringey Sixth Form, working with filmmakers from Chocolate Films (external link) and their course leader Colin Johnson, storyboarded, shot and edited a short video about Tottenham High Road (or at least the northern end of it!) and the diversity of the communities that live, work and play there.

 

The film takes the viewer on a trip up the bustling street, stopping to interview shopkeepers, workers and residents along the way. As one local says: “When you saw it in the old days it was a privilege to walk along here.” Using photos from the Haringey Archive (external link), this short film underlines the road's treasured heritage, and reflects the shared desire to make it a source of community pride once more.

 

Local School Children create Heritage Banners

Heritage Banners created by local school children are flying high above the High Road as the first set of conservation works begins on The Bricklayers Arms. Lara and Zoe ran a series of workshops with local students from Harris Primary Coleraine Park and Risley Avenue Primary that explored Victorian typography: stencilling and monoprinting words and phrases … Continue reading Local School Children create Heritage Banners