Haringey Local History Fair 2019

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Haringey Local History Fair 2019

Time: February 7, 2019 from 11am to 4:30pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum
Street: Lordship Lane
City/Town: Tottenham, N17 8NU
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/br…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Type: local, history, fair, talks, and, stalls
Event Added By: Deborah Hedgecock
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2019

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Haringey Local History Fair

  • Saturday 16 February, 11am to 4.30pm

Discover more about Haringey’s wonderful history and community heritage at the annual Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive.

It is a chance to get involved, network and browse stalls from different local organisations from around the borough showcasing the area's heritage. 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.

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. Passionately supported by mayors and local citizens, 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.

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
Haringey Vanguard marks LGBT History Month with a short film and talk 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 evocative film-footage recall the experience.

Please note: talks are sometimes subject to change.

The Old Kitchen will be serving teas, coffee and cake all day.

All welcome.

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