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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

Restoration of Holly House – 810 the High Road

I first noticed Holly House in 1968, as it had a stationer’s shop in its front garden. I was studying to become a teacher at the time at the College of All Saints, White Hart Lane, and it was a convenient place to purchase my materials. By the time I became a Councillor for Northumberland … Continue reading Restoration of Holly House – 810 the High Road

Heritage Champion Robin Lockyer: an archaeologist and a gentleman

Interview with Heritage Champion Robin Lockyer Robin Lockyer is one of the North Tottenham Heritage Champions, and has the credentials to boot. He has lived in Tottenham for five years and worked for Haringey Council for eight. Alongside this he recently completed an intense part time masters in Archaeology at Birkbeck university and specialised in … Continue reading Heritage Champion Robin Lockyer: an archaeologist and a gentleman

Restoring North Tottenham’s Rich Heritage

James Mole, cheesemaker, who kept a herd of cows… Edward Chard, piano maker… Harry Smith, farrier (a smith who shoes horses)… John Davy, artificial tooth fitter… Just some of the many varied and interesting individuals and businesses that once populated north Tottenham’s High Road, and are now being rediscovered as part of a new project … Continue reading Restoring North Tottenham’s Rich Heritage