Beam Engine & Museum

The magnificent Beam Engine that pumped the typhoid out of Tottenham

Open House London Weekend: Steaming at the Beam Engine Museum

Saturday, 21 September 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 22 September 2013 - 5:00pm

Grade II listed Victorian industrial building (1886) set within a park and next to the River Lea, with the original Wood Bros beam pumping engine in situ, as originally installed. Recently...

Beam Engine & Museum, Events, Markfield Park, Open House London Weekend, Pollution, Typhoid, Victorian, Waste Water

Beam Engine and Museum in Markfield Park, N15

Moselle Walk from Markfield Park to Lordship Rec

Saturday, 14 September 2013 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

This mostly hidden river runs west to east through Haringey from Queen’s Wood to Markfield Park.

On this occasion we will take the route from east to west to soak up the historical remnants...

Beam Engine & Museum, Bruce Castle Museum Sculpture Trail, Ceramics, Coombes Croft Library, Down Lane Park, Events, Friends of Down Lane Park, Friends of Lordship Rec, Lordship Rec, Markfield Park, Potters Hut at Bruce Castle, Tottenham Cemetary, Visible Moselle, Walks, Willow

Victorian Mayhem at Markfield Park

Victorian Mayhem at Markfield Park

Sunday, 14 July 2013 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

125th Anniversary of the commissioning of the Beam Engine

Step back in time to the Industrial Revolution... Hear the hissing of steam... The smell of hot oil... See the action of the Engine...

Beam Engine & Museum, Crafts, Events, Gladesmore School, Local History, Markfield Park, Markfield Secondary School, Moselle Memories, Performances, River Lea, River Moselle, Story-Telling, Victorian, Waste Water

Beam Engine (1886) - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Beam Engine, Markfield Park

"Sewage was the worst problem arising from Tottenham's mid-19th-century expansion. In 1843 the riverside lands were generally malarial and by 1848 some 800 houses discharged their waste into the...

Beam Engine & Museum, Clean Water, Local History, Markfield Park, Markfield Project, Pollution, River Health, River Lea, River Moselle, Sewage, Tottenham, Typhoid, Victorian

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Queen Mary inspecting the 'Tottenham Pudding' - Courtesy: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Queen Mary, the Markfield Piggery and the 'Tottenham Pudding'

"The piggery: As a wartime measure (WWII), a Pig Farm was located on the site and visited by no lesser a person than the then Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) on one occasion. I believe...

'Tottenham Pudding', Beam Engine & Museum, Ecology, Food, Local History, Markfield Park, Markfield Piggery, Moselle Memories, Queen Mother

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