Local History

Rear view across the field of a group of farm buildings belonging to Clay Hill Farm in Devonshire Hill, Tottenham - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Clay Hill and the New River

"This section of the abandoned New River remained in water when Samuel arrived at River House. His elder children recall watching the wildlife attracted by the river and children brought into the...

Ceramics, Clay, Farming, Farms, Local History, New River, Tributary, White Hart Lane

Farm labourers work the fields at Clay Hill Farm in Devonshire Hill, Tottenham. Haycarts can be seen near the farm buildings - Copyright: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

Clay Hill

"Devonshire Hill, formerly known as Clay Hill, was part of the manorial land owned by the Curtis family. In 1881, William Michael Curtis, and fellow trustees of the Curtis Settled Estates,...

Ceramics, Clay, Local History, New River, Tributary, White Hart Lane

Portrait of Luke Howard

Luke Howard - 'Weatherbrain'

"Luke Howard was born November 28th, 1772 in London. Howard was never a trained meteorologist or scientist, but he was a real weather enthusiast with a lifelong interest in meteorology. For more...

Clouds, Howard Family, John Constable, Local History, Luke Howard, Meteorology, Scotland Green

Cumulus Clouds by Luke Howard - Courtesy: Royal Meteorological Society

Luke Howard and Cloud Names

"In December 1802, a pharmacist called Luke Howard presented his paper, "On the modification of clouds" ('modification' meaning 'classification'), and in it proposed some of the cloud names we...

Bruce Grove, Clouds, Howard Family, John Constable, Local History, Luke Howard, Meteorology, Science

Luke Howard - "namer of clouds". English Heritage Blue plaque on the building at 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham, London N17 - By Acabashi licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Luke Howard on Wikipedia

Luke Howard lived at 7 Bruce Grove, Tottenham N17

"Luke Howard has been called "the father of meteorology" because of his comprehensive recordings of weather in the London area from 1801 to...

Bruce Grove, Clouds, Howard Family, John Constable, Local History, Luke Howard, Meteorology, Science

Drawing of the clouds from Luke Howard's Sketch Book

Luke Howard: 'The Godfather of Clouds'

"The story of Luke Howard, a very special person who loved and named clouds."

"I have been involved with clouds in a serious professional way for six decades. As seen in the bio profile,...

Bruce Grove, Clouds, Howard Family, John Constable, Local History, Luke Howard, Meteorology, Quakers, Science

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