Local History

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

The Old Co-op in Tottenham

"The old Co-op in Tottenham was situated on the west side of Tottenham High Road and stood on the corner of Ipplepen Road. It had double-fronted windows with two main entrance and exit doors...

Co-op, High Road, Tottenham, Local History, Moselle Memories, Ration Books

The view toward Lea Bridge from the north

The View from the Bridge: Lea Bridge Heritage

About the image: "The old iron Lea Bridge, built in 1820, can bee seen with two chimneys of the Lea Bridge Waterworks to the right (The Victoria engine) and to the left (the Prince and Princess...

Local History, River Lea

Sarah, Duchess of Somerset - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Tottenham Grammar School and Sarah, Duchess of Somerset

In her Will dated 17 May 1686, Sarah, Duchess of Somerset, included the following:

“Also I do give and appoint the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds, to be expended, paid, and laid out by...

Education, Local History, Sarah, Duchess of Somerset, Schools, The Somerset School, Tottenham, Tottenham Grammar School, Tottenham Grammar School Foundation

Markfield House - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Markfield House

"Markfield House was built in 1798 when Tottenham was a fashionable rural village conveniently close to London. The occupant of Markfield House was William Hobson..."

Hobson Family, John Constable, Local History, Markfield House, Markfield Park