Bomb Site

Just for interest, your SoToAdmin is posting this map of bomb sites, produced by the National Archive Image Library.  It may explain some odd bits of new-build that would have arisen from gaps left by WW2 bombs.  They are not all super-accurate, eg the one on the west of the High Road where the Indoor Market is, would be the one that presumably did for the Methodist Church that was where the solicitors’ offices are now.


To get some idea of the terror of the blitz, zoom out on the map and you’ll see that London was just about blanketed with bombs. Hard to imagine, though of course this is still happening elsewhere today.


With a Ladder and Some Glasses….

…you could see to Tottenham Marshes

if it wasn’t for the houses in between.

(Apologies to Gus Elen.)


If you need an excuse to visit Tottenham Marshes, the Friends group has a website that lists loads of events including exhibitions and health walks.  and a new  Facebook page: This is to replace the old Wildlife blog and will be used for both wildlife news and photos as well as general news and items of interest. To check it out please click HERE.

Visit soon before someone decides it would best be covered in tower blocks.


Carve-up Conference

On Thursday 26th March there’s a private conference happening in the Town Hall, at £360 a head, for developers, politicians and planners to carve up Tottenham. People from Our Tottenham and friends will be there to meet them at 1pm.

NLA on Location: Regenerating Tottenham

“An afternoon briefing will invite local stakeholders, including council representatives, developers, investors and occupiers to present forward strategies, infrastructure projects, major developments and future investment opportunities. This will be followed by afternoon study tours and networking drinks at N17 Design Studio hosted by John McAslan and Partners.”

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following three area study tours in the afternoon 7Sis+Wards, or Tottnm Hale, or Spurs. Tours will leave Tottenham Town Hall at at 15:45. The streets will not charge you £360 to tag along – bring cameras.

It will finish at 18:00 at N17 Design Studio, 451-453 High Road, for drinks.

HIC showing on Thursday re NHS sell-off

Haringey Independent Cinema‘s next film night is on THURSDAY 26th MARCH. Doors open at 7pm and films start at 7.16pm. As ever £4 to get in or £3 for those low/unwaged.

It’s a double header and both films are excellent and both have a local feel especially with the present campaign to stop the sell of of St. Ann’s Hospital

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Meet the Mayor

Your chance to ask BJohnson and the rest of the London Assembly whatever you like. Sort of.

People’s Question Time is coming to Haringey at the Dominion Centre, Wood Green on Thursday 19 March from 7-9pm.This twice yearly session gives Londoners the chance to question the Mayor and the London Assembly and find out about their plans and priorities for the city.Joanne McCartney, London Assembly Member for Enfield and Haringey will chair. Topics up for discussion will include:

    • Growing London’s economy
    • Housing
    • Transport
    • Environment
    • Policing and community safety

It’s free but you have to book a ticket.

I quite fancy asking him about that target of 10000 new dwellings being shoe-horned into Tottenham, when we have no hospital, can’t recruit GP’s, no space on the tube, and there are no school places free, but if Haringey Council can’t show plans for this, he threatens to take over running the council by imposing administrators.


Plevna/Ermine development appeal

Two years ago a major plan was submitted for an area bordering the railway lines where they cross at Seven Sisters/South Tottenham, to build 158 dwellings.  See earlier post   The plan went back and forth several times and was eventually turned down by the LBH Planning Committee. The developer has appealed higher up and it will now go to a public enquiry.  This will be for two days next week, Wednesday and Thursday 18th and 19th March.  There will be a lobby of the inquiry led by local Friends of the Earth and others, from 9.15 to 10am next Weds 18th outside the Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove N22 5HJ ..  Please come and bring others.