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The Haringey Local History Fair 2016

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The Haringey Local History Fair 2016

Time: February 20, 2016 from 11am to 4:30pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham
Street: Lordship Lane, Tottenham
City/Town: Tottenham
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/br…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Tag: history, fair
Posted By: Bruce Castle
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2016

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Event Description

Discover more about Haringey’s history at our Fair at Bruce Castle Museum – you can visit the Search Room and talk to Archive Staff, enjoy our all-day talks programme or browse stalls from local organisations showcasing our area's heritage. And here's the line-up of speakers for our talks programme:

11.15am 'The Ivy-Mantled Tower'
Janet Owen of Hornsey Historical Society & Peter Saunders of the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower kick off the Fair this year by telling us more about the recently published book by architectural historian Bridget Cherry on the history of St Mary’s Church, Hornsey - the focus of village life in Hornsey for 500 years.

11.50am Film: "Future Revisited"

Inspired by the film ‘What Future for Haringey?’ (1974) - from the museum collections at Bruce Castle - the Media Trust & Film London have worked with young filmmakers to produce a short film, using archival and new footage.

12.15pm 'A Street Seen: Residents of Westbury Road, Bounds Green'
Currently exhibiting at the Geffrye Museum, local artist Gabriela Schutz discusses her work and artistic collaboration between herself, photographer Andrew Buurman and the residents of her street - Westbury Road, Bounds Green.

1 - 2pm Lunch break

2pm 'The Calling Tree'
Sharing a love of trees, artists Rosemary Lee and Simon Whitehead plan a performance event in and around the ancient oak at Bruce Castle, part of the LIFT Festival 2016 (London International Festival of Theatre) this summer. Come and share your stories about this important tree as we try and learn more about the tree’s past and its effect on local people.

2.35pm 'Our Community, Our Story: The African Journey to Britain'
Linda Gyamfi explores the migration experience of the African community, celebrating their contribution to Britain, and reveals a new resource book for young people.

3.10 – 3.30pm tea break

3.35pm 'Far From the Western Front: South Asian soldiers in WW1'
Project Co-ordinator Eleanor Harding from the Asian Centre in Wood Green tells us more about this First World War Project focussing on the life of Indian soldiers during the conflict.

4.05pm 'Ken Gay (1923-2015)– an Appreciation'
Albert Pinching, of Hornsey Historical Society, looks back at the wonderful legacy of local historian and author Ken Gay’s contribution to remembering Haringey’s history.

See you there!

The Old Kitchen will also have a café for teas, coffee and cake all day.

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