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Stir-Up Sunday … and Other Stirring Stories
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Stir-Up Sunday … and Other Stirring Stories

With so many turning to home-baking during lockdown, what better way to brighten up a November day? But we are not going to say anything further today on making festive puddings in this post. Instead, we are going to look back at stirring another type of ‘plum pudding’ in Tottenham. Back in 2010, Bruce Castle...

How Did the Victorians Do That? – Markfield Beam Engine
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How Did the Victorians Do That? – Markfield Beam Engine

This weekend is the start of the Open House Festival. Usually this would be the annual Open House London Weekend where architecture and design – both new and old – and our built-heritage of special, unique and unusual buildings all around London are admired and celebrated. This year it cannot be the same as in...

A Lad called Bobby
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A Lad called Bobby

Welcome to Weekend Wonder: A Lad called Bobby – sharing our heritage from Bruce Castle Museum & Archive. With the return of the new Premier League football season for 2020/21 starting today on Saturday, September 12, we thought we would look back to the origins of the local premier football team, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club,...

Pedal Power in Haringey
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Pedal Power in Haringey

During what would have been the second week of the Olympic Games 2020, we continue to look at aspects of our local sporting heritage and find out about those who have cycled to success in the past. From its invention in 1817 through to the modern day, the bicycle and cycling has been a huge...

Keep on Running
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Keep on Running

Bruce Castle has well over 50 photographs of the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay through Haringey, with our thanks to photographer Henry Jacobs. Although we already had some photographs taken along the route, we now have more or less the whole route covered. Henry was the council’s official photographer for the 2012 Torch Relay and had...

Changing the World
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Changing the World

Haringey has a long, proud history of being home to community leaders, reformers, campaigners and activists. Some were born here or moved into the borough to set up their home, and others have come to Haringey needing a place of safety, fleeing or exiled from their homeland. Whatever their reasons for being in Haringey, they...