Category Archives: Heritage champion

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

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

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

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