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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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

Travellers at White Hart Lane, Maliphant 1880 - Courtesy: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

White Hart Lane

"Tottenham Hotspur moved to White Hart Lane in 1899, renovating it from a disused nursery owned by the brewery chain Charringtons, with the help of local groundsman, John Over, into a substandard...

Bruce Castle Museum & Haringey Archive Service, Horticulture, Local History, Tottenham, White Hart Lane

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

River Moselle source - Courtesy Theo Thomas, Thames21

Queen’s Wood – where the Moselle Starts, but Time Stands Still

There’s something quite magical being near the source of a river, whatever its size or location. It’s that sense of being at the beginning, with all that potential, just as the journey starts. I...

Clean Water, Concrete, Culvert, Daylighting, Ecology, Hidden Moselle, Highgate, Lordship Rec, Lost Rivers, River Lea, River Moselle, River Moselle Valley, River Thames, Signs of the River Moselle, Tottenham, Tributary, Visible Moselle