Haringey Local History Fair 2017


We are very excited about Haringey Local History Fair this Saturday 18 February.

Haringey's annual local history fair is a great opportunity to discover more about our history and community heritage – you can visit the Archive Search Room and talk to Archive Staff, enjoy the all-day talks programme or browse stalls from local organisations showcasing our area's heritage – a chance to network and get involved.

The Old Kitchen will also have a café for teas, coffee and cake all day.

This year we are very pleased to have Mareeni and Bridget, two of our very own Heritage Champions, speaking on 'Why I Love North Tottenham!'

It promises to be a fun day – don't miss out!

For details of the all-day talks programme, see below.

Talks Programme

  • 11.15am 'West Green – Tottenham’s Forgotten WW1 Memorial' by Alan Swain (Summerhill Road Local History Website)
  • 11.50am Talk and Film on Crouch End (tbc)
  • 12.15pm Film: 'The First World War Project: Black on Both Sides' by Community Builders and young people from Haringey
  • 1 – 2pm Lunch break
  • 2pm 'The Battle of Wood Green – 40th Anniversary' by Dave Morris (Radical History Network North East London). In 1977 a fascist march through Wood Green provoked uproar and resistance – what happened then and since.
  • 2.35pm 'Why I Love North Tottenham! Being a Heritage Champion' – by a Heritage Champion (North Tottenham Townscape Heritage Initiative)
  • 3.10 – 3.30pm tea break (Our short film will be running – 'Wraparound' (based on our current African and Caribbean textile exhibition)
  • 3.35pm 'Short films of Alexandra Palace Theatre' with an introduction by Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre
  • 4.05pm 'Not Forgotten in 2016' An appreciation of invaluable contributions celebrating our local history led by Deborah Hedgecock (Curator) for the late Janet Harris (1937-2016), Claudius Fanusie (1922-2016), Ruby Galili (1938-2016) and Queenie Rawle (1924-2016)

Further information can be found on the event's webpage.


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