Local History

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 at Adolf's Kindergarten - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Queen Mary at Adolf's Kindergarten

Queen Mary at Adolf's Kindergarten where "bombing verboten" ("bombing forbidden").

Bruce Castle Museum & Haringey Archive Service, Local History, Queen Mary, World War II

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Portrait of William Hobson by Henry Raeburn © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

William Hobson

"The occupant of Markfield House was William Hobson who was a very important figure in the London building and property world. He had been prominent in the rebuilding of St Luke’s Hospital and...

All Hallows' Church (previously All Saints), Hobson Family, John Constable, Local History, Markfield House, Markfield Park, Martello Towers

Plan of the Tottenham Quakers' Meeting House with a branch of the Moselle nearby - Copyright: Religious Society of Friends in Britain

Quakers' Meeting House in Tottenham

The 'plan' image was first published in “The Quakers of Tottenham 1775-1825” by Rita Collie in 1978 (by Edmonton Hundred Historical Society; and reprinted in 2007); it originated from the Friends...

Local History, Quakers, Religion, River Moselle, Tottenham, Visible Moselle

Brook House circa 1954 - Courtesy: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Brook House, Tottenham

Brook House, which was on Tottenham High Road and demolished in 1955.

Look carefully at one of the images and you will see someone is opening one of the windows.

Local History, Tottenham, Watery Building Names