Haringey Local History Fair

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Haringey Local History Fair

Time: February 16, 2019 from 11am to 4:30pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum
Street: Lordship Lane
City/Town: Tottenham
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/br…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Type: local, history, fair
Organized By: Deborah Hedgecock
Latest Activity: Feb 7

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Event Description

Discover more about Haringey’s wonderful history and community heritage at the annual Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive.You can visit the Archive Searchroom to see special displays from the archive collections and talk to Archive staff to find out how to use the service and undertake research.

Stalls and groups at the Fair: The Bruce Grove Stories (and Bruce Grove Public Conveniences) Project; Edmonton Hundred Historical Society; Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre; Friends of Bruce Castle; Friends of Tottenham Marshes; Haringey Vanguard BAME LGBTQ+ Project; Hornsey Historical Society; Ian Christie – early film historian on film-pioneer Robert Paul (of Muswell Hill); The Latin American Sounds of Pueblito Paisa Project; The London, Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society; Markfield Beam Engine and Museum; New River Action Group; Noel Park Resident’s Association; Radical History of North London Network; Steve Amor – Artist; Tottenham Civic Society; Tottenham Hotspur Foundation; Tottenham Outrage History – author; Vartry Road History – author; Woodbury Down Community History.

All-day talks programme

11.15am: The Land Under Our Feet: the Dorset Survey 1619 map of Tottenham On its 400th anniversary, Christine Protz (local historian and Friend of Bruce Castle), shares the highlights and importance to our local heritage of one of the first-known mapping surveys of Tottenham.

11.50am: Black Georgian Londoners: Priscilla Wakefield’s Sancho Deborah Hedgecock (Curator, Bruce Castle Museum), looks at portraits in the museum exhibition alongside the character ‘Sancho’ from Priscilla Wakefield’s book ‘Excursions in North America’. Was he based on the real-life black Georgian Londoner, Ignatius Sancho? Listen to Tottenham Theatre as they give a voice to Ignatius Sancho’s own writings.

12.15pm: 50 years Ago: Haringey-Koblenz,1969 From 1945 onwards, the town twinning movement paired many towns from countries previously divided by war. Haringey twinned with the German town of Koblenz in 1969. Stephen Whittle (Haringey Koblenz Friendship Association), guides us through five decades of this civic friendship, and celebrates the lives of those who, like the late Vic McRae, truly dedicated themselves to its activities.

Break: 1-2pm Reflections – a special tribute Our slideshow of pictures (running during the break), remembers those we have lost in 2018: David ‘Tec’ Evans, Jim Deamer, Jim Clark, Ray Swain, Vic McRae and Chris Whitehouse

2pm: Half a century of the Victoria Line,1969 Travel back in time with transport historian Chris Barker as he looks at the completion and official opening of the Victoria Line in 1969.

2.35pm: Celebrating 150 years of Finsbury Park Find out more from The Friends of Finsbury Park as they share their passion for the park’s history and their plans to mark this special anniversary in 2019.

3.10-3.30pm Tea break

3.35pm Haringey Vanguard - an exploration of Haringey's Black and Minority Ethnic LGBT heritage The Haringey Vanguard project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, marks LGBT History Month with a short film showing Haringey’s pivotal role in UK LGBT heritage.

4.05pm Remembering the evacuation of WW2 2019 sees the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of children in the Second World War. Oral history recordings and film-footage recall the experience. An additional short film shows local celebrations marking peace at the end of the Great War.

Talks are sometimes subject to change.The Old Kitchen will be serving teas, coffee and cake all day. All welcome

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