Time to discover more about Haringey’s wonderful history and community heritage at the annual Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum and Haringey Archive.
A chance to get involved, network and browse stalls from different local organisations from around the borough, as well as an all-day talks programme, showcasing the area's wonderful heritage. You can visit the Searchroom, see films and special displays from the archive and museum collections and talk to our staff to find out how to use the Archive Service and undertake research.
All-day Talks Programme
- 10.50am: Alexandra Palace Theatre - Did it Roar in the 1920s?
by Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey (co-authors of the Drama at the Palace books (external link) will talk about this historic theatre.
- 11.25am: Exiled: Sixty Years Since the Arrival of Oliver Tambo
by Nico Blackstock, of University of Southampton
- 12 noon: The NHS at 70: The Story Of Our Lives
by Peter Mitchell, one of the project's co-ordinators of the NHS at 70 project
- 12.35pm: The 1840 Revolution: Rowland Hill’s Uniform Penny Post Delivered 180 Years Ago
by Jack Zhang, postal historian and author of 'The Origin of the Penny Black', ('解密黑便士') - the first book to be published in Chinese about the Penny Black.
- 1-2pm: Lunch break
During the break, enjoy our collection of short films to include: Looking Back 80 Years: Food Flash - The Ration Books are Coming; the recently-digitised HRH’s Own Hospital! (1932) - the new wing at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Tottenham; and The Farm: Narratives of Home a short documentary film made by Wendy Charlton (external link), a local social practice artist, with a Broadwater Farm estate resident.
- 2pm How the Poll Tax was Defeated in Haringey and Across the UK 30 Years Ago
by Dave Morris and other former activists from Haringey Anti-Poll Tax Union.
- 2.35pm Two Hundred Years in the Baking: The Freemans - North London Bakers
by David Winskill, of Hornsey Historical Society, as he gives us a taste of this local family’s baking heritage.
- 3-3.30pm: tea break
- 3.35pm: Having a Nose for It: Political Lampooning in the ‘60s
by Councillor Sheila Peacock and Deborah Hedgecock (Curator) look back on the humorous artwork of ‘Nosey Parker’ - a set of six political cartoons commissioned locally from the 1960s.
- 4.05pm: Cheers! Serving Pints for 170 years: The Antwerp Arms, Tottenham
by curator Deborah Hedgecock as she charts the history of this pub still serving the community 170 years on.
NB Talks sometimes subject to change.
The Tudor Tower will be open too, with artwork by resident art group Art2View.
The Café in the Old Kitchen will be selling teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes all day.
For full listing see: www.haringey.gov.uk/brucecastlemuseum