TOTTENHAM - SUMMERHILL ROAD

 


This Splendid photograph shows Summerhill Road in 1914 - Photo Courtesy Kim Noden Harmel
   ABOUT  A website dedicated to the history of Summerhill Road Tottenham that includes memories and photographs from residents both past and present.
The website has since developed into a Local History for Tottenham in general and includes many fascinating history snippets and further historic photographs and social history from Tottenham's past.

 

ADVERTISEMENT HACKNEY & KINGSLAND GAZETTE - MAY 1890
 The following advertisement was published in the Hackney and Kingsland Gazette in May 1890 for a property at Shakespeare Villas. Tottenham. I think you will agree that both the description of the general area and details of the property itself would satisfy the most exacting scrutiny by any estate agents operating today.

                                                               
 Alan Swain - May 2021

 
BRUCE CASTLE MUSEUM - RAY SWAIN MEMORIAL BENCH

Dedicated to Ray Swain by the Friends of Bruce Castle - November 2021

          


            

                                               

To all of our readers. Thank you all for your continued support.  We continue to uncover some fascinating stories and amazing facts on the Local History of Tottenham !
  

 SITE LAST UPDATED -
  28th MAY 2024 - See 'WHAT'S NEW'  Section 
 
                                                                            

CONTACT INFORMATION
 Our email address is now  
alanswain17@virginmedia.com

In the unlikely event you should experience difficulties with our new address you can try sending your message to my alternative email address that I shall be monitoring periodically.
                                               alanswain1@hotmail.co.uk
 

       



 





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Do check the 'What's New' page periodically to look for updates

      NEW:  

New Reference Book - Tottenham Walks

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A Life of Song & Dance - The Musical Career of Tottenham Girl Marianne Price

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All Hallows Church - Commemorative Clock - Revd Augustin Starey 1883

Henry Tracey Coxwell - Pioneering Balloonist and Aeronaut - 1862

William Thomas Reed Atkinson - Grave Restoration Ceremony Oct 2023

Mysterious Shield - Tottenham Hotspur Development Society - Dec 1967

West Green Memorial - Remembrance Day Service Nov 2023

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Harold Charles Kenworthy - Prominent Role - WW2 Bletchley Park

Cecil Victor Shadbolt - Pioneer Aerial Photographer

Obituary - John Giggins - Tottenham resident -Former steward on Royal Train

West Green Road Murder -1913- Feud  between Italian Families.

Lea Valley Sailing Club - Updated -Originated 'FLY' Class Dinghy

Coronation Memories 1953 - Updated with New photographs

Philip Lane Tottenham- Updated with new photos and historical facts.

River Lea Tottenham - Updated with new Photos  and Maps.

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Geoffrey John Hall - Artist - Lived Blackboy Lane

Thomas William Moy - Aeronautical Pioneer and Navl Architect

Doctor John Louis Sykes 1871-1948 - Early Spurs  Player, Doctor and Vice President

 Moubray Family - Interesting Connection - Dalgety Bay, Fife and Tottenham

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 UPDATED version of Allen Al Cullen Hand-Drawn MAP of Tottenham

Alfred H Coleman- Asst Secretary Spurs (1909 1926) - By Richard Derrick

Samuel (Sammy) Goldstein -Holocaust Survivor- West Green Road - Rob Franciosi

The Swinging 60s- The Swan Tottenham - By John Maskell

OBITUARY: Brian Clifford - A celebrated son of Tottenham

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      OTHER RECENT     
          ADDITIONS
 

 

From Normandy to The Elbe - WW2 Memories - John W.C Robinson

Eagle House School Tottenham Green - Stitching the World

Tottenham Royal (Updated) Plus Memories - David Clinch

Local History Reference book - 'Loving Lebus' - By Paul Collier

Local History Reference Book - Old Cafes of Tottenham - By Norrie Doyle

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Doug Bruton - WW2 Hero - Wartime Experiences

Old Pubs of Tottenham - New 'SUB MENU' and Photo Collections

Dicky Bird's Ice-Cream Shop - Tottenham High Road

Additions to famous Sons and Daughters - Tottenham

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Tottenham Grammar School - Booklet 1931

Commemorative Plaque- William Thomas Reed Atkinson -Violin Maker

Peter Brown - Handwritten and Illustrated Local history booklets - Tottenham

In Memorium -Obituary Stewart Green ( J.E. Green Builders - West Green Road)

Auger Fishing Tackle - A History

Harringay Arena and Stadium - A History

Ralph Barwick - Korean War Hero

Reminiscences Phillips family - Includes Cholera Outbreak London 1866

New Local History Books

Harby's Greengrocers - Summerhill Road

A Tottenham Childhood - Barbara Phillips

House Detective- Summerhill Road

 


NOSTALGIA CORNER -CLICK ABOVE
Here is a useful  SUB-MENU  that will direct you to the website pages that feature all of the favourite locations, methods of transport and places of work and entertainment in Tottenham from past times. In addition there is a link to our popular TOTTENHAM HISTORY SNIPPETS page that contains many fascinating articles on Tottenham and its Local History.

FOR THE MAIN MENU PLEASE USE THE 'ENTER' BUTTON BELOW

 

    INVITATION TO  FUTURE EVENTS AT BRUCE CASTLE    

 

Exhibition - 'The Two Williams'

Explore the life, work and home of two remarkable men: William Thomas Reed Atkinson (1851-1929), one of Britain's greatest violin makers, and the photographic artistry of his son William Thomas Camper Atkinson (1883-1971), of Church Road, Tottenham

   

 Walks

Walks and talks on a variety of topics and in a variety of places around Bruce Castle Museum are organised on a regular basis.

 

Reminiscence

Reminiscence at the Castle 

Join us for our monthly free reminiscence sessions come along, enjoy a cup of tea and share your memories. 

                    

 For regular updates of forthcoming events at Bruce Castle Museum then why not contact the FoBC and subscribe to their regular newsletter 'The Round Tower'

 

These are really fascinating and informative and we would encourage you to visit their website:

  

BRUCE CASTLE MUSEUM ;   SEE  https://www.brucecastle.org/  FOR FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND LOCAL HISTORY INFORMATION.

CONSULT THE REFERENCE BOOKS SECTION FOR INFORMATION ON THE WIDE VARIETY OF PUBLICATIONS ON TOTTENHAM AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM OR LOCAL BOOKSHOPS
 

WEST GREEN MEMORIAL




WW1 - WEST GREEN MEMORIAL - UPDATE NOVEMBER  2022
 
 
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We are pleased to announce that the annual Remembrance Day service went ahead on Sunday 12th November 2023 and was very well attended with prayers and the formal acts of recognition to the long departed men from West Green.
The ceremony was opened by Cllr Barbara Blake, on behalf of Haringey Council, together with contributions from other invited guests. This was followed by a short history of the Memorial and some facts about the men who are listed.

Plans are alreday being made to hold another service at the Memorial in November 2024.  We are awaiting for Cllr Barbara Blake and The Friends of Downhills Park to announce the date and programme later in the year.

 
 

We have also turned to social media and open invitations for the public to attend were posted in four of the main Local History pages on Facebook. We encourage everyone to attend again next year when once again we can honour the brave men of West Green

Thank you for your support  -    
Alan Swain

NOTE: The 2023 Ceremony went ahead very well and was well attended

                                       
 

 

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