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THE PARKS OF TOTTENHAM

 

Tottenham has long been blessed with a wide variety of parks and open spaces and for many decades the children of the borough have enjoyed these areas for play and sporting activities. There are of course many landscaped areas with beautiful flower beds and mature trees. These saw a decline in their use and appearance in the latter part of the 20th century but, thanks to the emergence of the ‘Friends’ groups for many of these parks, they are slowly beginning to flourish once again.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the parks and open spaces within Tottenham but hopefully we will have captured most of the traditional and original parks that many residents enjoyed both in their childhood and in later years. We are only able to display a couple of images for each area although we do have a much wider selection in our photographs library.

 

TOTTENHAM PARKS

 

BRUCE CASTLE PARK

 

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BELMONT RECREATION
GROUND

 

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CHESTNUTS PARK

 

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DOWNHILLS PARK

 

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TOTTENHAM PARKS   (Continued)

 

DOWN LANE RECREATION GROUND

 

 

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LORDSHIP RECREATION

GROUND

(Note there is a much larger feature on Lordship Rec and the Model Traffic Area elsewhere on the website: see MENU)

 

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MARKFIELD PARK

 

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TOTTENHAM MARSHES

 

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TOTTENHAM PARKS   (Continued)

 

SPRINGFIELD PARK

 

 

(Although technically just outside of Tottenham this park was very popular with the residents of South Tottenham)

 

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PAIGNTON PARK

 

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TOTTENHAM PARKS   (Open Spaces)

 

DUCKETTS COMMON

 

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HARTINGTON PARK

 

(Pictured is my cousin Tony Palmer on a visit from Canada when revisiting the area where he once lived)  

 

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TOTTENHAM GREEN

(Note: Tottenham Green Postcard c1914)

 

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TOWER GARDENS

 

 

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Background Image - Downhills Park Conservatory -1910

Article prepared by Alan Swain- May 2016

 

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