Tag Archives: local history

Memories of the High Road at Bruce Castle Museum

Have you ever ridden a ‘jigger’? Ever been scrumping? Gone swimming in the Moselle? A new exhibition at Bruce Castle Museum explores just these kinds of shared experiences about Tottenham. Based on interviews with residents past and present, Memories of the High Road traces the contours of community life in Tottenham over the last 90 … Continue reading Memories of the High Road at Bruce Castle Museum

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

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.

 

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