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Exploring Tottenham's Heritage

A series of free events organised by the Tottenham Civic Society

The Society organises an annual programme of events which includes walks, led by ourselves or by architects and other experts, around conservation areas, parks and housing estates, as well as visits to various buildings of interest both new and old.  A list of our past events for the eleven years 2006-2016 can be found here.

The first two events in the 2018 programme of events took place in February and April -- respectively, a five-mile walk through eight of Haringey's conservation areas and nine of its parks; and a tour of the rebuilding, restoration and redevelopment projects in North Tottenham.  Other events in the 2018 programme are listed below; others are likely be added as the year progresses.


Tea and Cake at a Garden Open Day

National Gardens Scheme -- gardens open for charity

Sunday 7 July 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Matthew Bradby's garden at 21 Gospatrick Road, N17 7EH (in the wonderful Tower Gardens conservation area) will be open as part of this annual event -- see the National Gardens Scheme's website for more information.  Admission £3.50 (children free).  Home made teas available.



This and the next event listed are not organised by TCS, but may nevertheless be of interest:

Art in the Park

Sunday 22 July 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Downhills Park, in the area next to the cafe and tennis courts -- a free event open to all.  People can try their hand at a range of arts and craft activities in the beautiful surroundings of Downhills Park.  Refreshments will be available in the Downhills Park cafe.


Totgtenham Marshes Fete

Tottenham Marshes River Fete

Sunday 28 July, 11.30 am to 3.30pm

On Clendish Marsh, Tottenham Marshes and at the Waterside Centre.  This is a fun healthy rivers outreach event in response to the recent River Lea/Pymmes Brook oil pollution event, to raise awareness of issues impacting the health of our local waterways.  The fete will celebrate the biodiversity and wildlife supported by our local waterways, wetlands and Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDs) and rain gardens.

For more information, contact Frances Dismore, Co-chair of the Stonebridge Lock Coalition on 07751400076.  There is more information about the Stonebridge Lock Coalition on their Facebook page or email StonebridgeLockCoalition at gmail dot com.





Tour of the Tottenham Green Conservation Area

Sunday 23 September 11.00am to 1.00pm

External historical guided tour around the buildings of Tottenham Green, including the 18th century Georgian houses, 19th century Jewish Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Holy Trinity Church, the ancient High Cross Monument, the Edwardian Town Hall complex, new housing developments and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.  In this small area there are 17 national listed buildings and over 50 locally listed buildings, as well as new businesses and regeneration projects.

Meet outside Old Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, N15 4RY.  All welcome to this free event.  Further information from Joyce on 020 8347 7684 or 07951 905490.


Walks in Haringey

Visitors to this page may also wish to note that the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum has published three booklets covering (1) a walk across part of the Borough of Haringey from Alexandra Palace to Bruce Castle, (2) the route of the (mostly culverted) River Moselle from Muswell Hill to the River Lea, and (3) the route of the former Palace Gates railway from Alexandra Palace to Seven Sisters.  The booklets are linked (and can all be downloaded) from the front page of its website.

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