Local History Fair this Saturday

The annual Haringey Local History Fair is at Bruce Castle Museum on Saturday 23 February from 11am – 5pm.Haringey history fair

Talk to Archive Staff, enjoy our all-day talks programme or browse stalls covering aspects of our local heritage and cultural organisations in Haringey.

Museum café open all day for tea, cake and sandwiches.

The line-up for the all day talks programme is as follows:

(each talk lasts 20 – 30 minutes):

11.15am “The Discovery of a Harringay Estate Map” by Bethany Burrow Atherton, (Harringay Online)

11.55am “The Chinese Workforce Heritage Project” by Robert Waite, Deputy Curator (on behalf of Ming-Ai,  Institute, Bounds Green)

12.35pm “Famous Sons & Daughters of Tottenham” by Alan Swain (Summerhill Road website)

1 – 2pm  Lunch break

2pm “Alexandra Palace Theatre – a history” by Marlene McAndrew (Friends of Bruce Castle) 2.40pm  “As Alan Saw It: Alan Woodward – An Appreciation of his Life and Work” by members of Radical History Network for North East London

3.10pm Tea break

3.30pm “The Moselle and Other Watery History” by Albert Pinching & David Dell, Hornsey Historical Soc

4.10pm “Picture This! The BBC Your Paintings website by Deborah Hedgecock, Curator

The Search Room will be open 11am – 4.30pm, where not only you can see a special small display of archives celebrating 100 years of Risley Primary School of Tottenham, but also you can ask staff about researching local history and family history.

(Please note: this is an introduction to the service and a chance to ask questions, and not a time for research.)

Deborah Hedgecock, Curator,  Bruce Castle Museum


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