Discover more about Haringey’s history and community heritage at our annual Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive.
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 and culture - a chance to network and get involved. All welcome.
The Old Kitchen will also have a café for teas, coffee and cake all day.
11.15am "Bringing Back the Kiln" by Harvey Sheldon (Archaeologist - Birkbeck University). Find out more about newly-formed FoHRK (Friends of the Highgate Roman Kiln) and the journeys, histories and future of one of the Roman Kilns discovered in Highgate Wood in 1968.
11.50am "The Bashful Man: The Story of Henry Hunnings - Clergyman and Inventor from Tottenham" by Alan Swain (local history author), who reveals how a printer and photographer in Tottenham became a pioneer working on voice transmitters in telephones.
12.15pm "Places in Tottenham" - Adjoa Wiredu (Photo-journalist and local resident), shares her inspiration for her current photographic-journal exhibition at Bruce Castle showing everyday life and views of Tottenham.
A slideshow and film will be running during the break:
"Moshe Galili (1930-2017): A Tribute in Pictures" - a special slideshow to reflect on the art, work and life of Moshe 'Bandi' Galili - artist and Holocaust survivor, and past resident of Haringey.
2pm "Saving the Gestetner Duplicating Arts: a Revolution Made in Tottenham”, artist Oscar Mac-Fall (from Alt Går Bra) discusses creating an exhibition about Tottenham's Gestetner factory, its world-famous stencil duplicator and its printing legacy. Do come and exchange your stories and memories with Oscar on using these machines.
2.35pm “Restoring the Metcalfe Fountain at Priory Park” by Angela Elliott (Friends of Priory Park). The Friends share their work, passion and vision for getting the magnificent Grade II fountain – originally from St Paul’s – back into working order.
3.10-3.30pm tea break
3.35pm – “Hands-on History along the High Road”– a round-up of a year working and volunteering in heritage, by the North Tottenham Heritage project
4.05pm – “A Voice for Women: 1918 and Getting the Vote for (some) Women” Deborah Hedgecock (Curator, Bruce Castle Museum) draws on the stories so far uncovered by different researchers in Haringey of women’s suffrage and campaigning for votes for women from around the area.
Please note: talks are sometimes subject to change
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