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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

Behind the scenes at Percy House and Warmington House

Heritage Champions donned hard hats, steel-tipped boots and high-vis vests and stepped inside Percy House and Warmington House for tours of their ongoing renovation by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Percy House, 796 High Road N17     First, we had a sneak peak at Percy House. This Grade II* listed Georgian building is being restored by … Continue reading Behind the scenes at Percy House and Warmington House

THI restoration works to begin

Exciting news for North Tottenham’s High Road! Twenty eight historic buildings and shopfronts will be restored to their former glory with the start of the Townscape Heritage Initiative’s (THI) restoration work next month. As part of the £2.3m project, Heritage Lottery Fund in partnership with Haringey Council are offering an 85% works grant to businesses, … Continue reading THI restoration works to begin

Heritage Champions learn to Guide

You may have been on a guided walk or tour before – but what about leading one? Our Heritage Champions have been learning how to do just that in their latest training session. Over the course of three days, Champions discovered what makes a good guide and the features of a entertaining and informative walk. Alongside practical tips and … Continue reading Heritage Champions learn to Guide

Students film the High Road

North Tottenham Townscape Heritage Initiative is commissioning Chocolate Films (external link) to create a short video with BTEC media students from Haringey Sixth Form. The film will tell the story of the High Road and the community it sustains. It will draw on three interviews with local people from different backgrounds to discover their thoughts on the social and built heritage … Continue reading Students film the High Road

Luke Howard (1772 – 1864), Namer of Clouds

All over the world, people talk about the weather. It not only affects all our daily lives but also colours our different languages. Through phrases and metaphors, we connect the weather with our moods and emotions, good fortune or bad luck or the description of personalities. For some perhaps there is ‘a cloud on the … Continue reading Luke Howard (1772 – 1864), Namer of Clouds

Heritage Champion Colin: Tottenham Has Character

Interview with Heritage Champion Colin Colin is an urban designer who has a passion for heritage and regeneration. He has been working in regeneration for the past 10 years, and believes that no historical building should ever be abolished. "A building can always be revised, so the character of the area can be maintained" he says. … Continue reading Heritage Champion Colin: Tottenham Has Character