Architects, bricklayers, curators, labourers, tour guides and everything in between – the heritage industry encompasses a rich variety of roles and career opportunities for young people today. Two local lads have been learning just what it takes to work on exciting heritage projects in Haringey. Mark and Charlie were recruited as trainees by the North … Continue reading Trainees learn to restore Haringey’s buildings
How much do you know about Spurs history? Do you know who founded the club or who its first captain was? Who was the club's first Treasurer? Secretary? Director? Who scored its first recorded goal? Fortunately there is one easy answer to all these questions: Bobby Buckle. Yes, Bobby Buckle was not just one of the … Continue reading Who was Bobby Buckle?
We recently supported MOLA (external link) in delivering a Built Heritage Youth Engagement Programme which aims to reach out to disadvantaged young people in Haringey. MOLA worked in partnership with Haringey Council Youth Justice Service to offer 10 young people the chance to participate in a two week programme of tours, talks, workshops, site visits and … Continue reading Young people learn from Tottenham’s built heritage
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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