Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bruce Castle History Fair

Bruce Castle Museum is hosting the Haringey History Fair today.

Chris Protz, local writer and historian, is first off the mark at 11.10 carrying the torch for Tottenham: A History.

Catching the baton at 11.50 will be Professor Gus John, Trustee of John Padmore Institute and Associate of New Beacon Books, talking over his shoulder on 'John La Rose: Reaching Out from Haringey Across the Five Continents in Pursuit of Change.'

At 12.30 the baton will be delivered poste haste to Hilary Flippance, expert on Postal History who will be Exploring Postal Heritage.

Local Historian and writer, Doctor Jim Lewis will collect the baton at 2pm from where it may be languishing among dinner plates, to reveal the 'Lee Valley's Electronic Secrets'.

The Reverend Glyn Jenkins is next off at the 2.40 mark with an illuminating discussion on the Missionary and Martyr John Williams (whose blue plaque you might have seen, just past Banksy's graffitti).

Keeping the torch alight as she takes us through Bowes Park Tunnel on the New River, Caroline Simpson of Bowes Park Community Association will meet us at the 3.40 yard arm.

Finally, Albert Pinching will lead us to the finish from 4.20 with an Appreciation of Joan Schwitzer and the Hornsey Historical Society.

During the day you might see the Friends of Tottenham Marshes, the Friends of Lordship Rec or the Tottenham Civic Society and Museum Staff who will be throwing open their archives for us to rifle through, even a mayor, or town councilor might appear who you can thank for the new play areas planned for Bruce Castle Park or gripe at for all those houses with broken windows which makes everyone feel bad.....

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