WHAT'S NEW ?      N15





You will appreciate that our website is expanding all the time as we receive new stories, photographs and memories from residents past and present.  This section is therefore intended to highlight the most recent additions to the 'Summerhill Road' site.

Simply Click on the BUTTON alongside each entry for a direct link to the item. 


Item Description
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Living in Clyde Road 1950's - Sue Rowe (nee Bray)  NOV 2017
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes)  WW1 War Memorial - West Green New Victims Profiles - Ellis Sibley Gill and Charles Edward Gerrie       NOV 2017                   
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes)  Arthur Blakie Purvis - Tottenham Man - WW2 Chief of Supply   OCT 2017
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes)  'Glory, Glory Lane'  Spurs Book by Mike Donovan   OCT 2017
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The Origin of the name Tottenham - Our Local History    JULY 2017
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 'THE FINALE' A fond farewell to the historic Spurs stadium. MAY 2017
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes)    Local History Fair-Bruce Castle Museum 17th Feb 2017
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Julia Maria Holt (Verstraete) - Wartime Heroine   DEC 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) West Green Road Memories - Denningtons Bakery 1920s  DEC 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) There's No Place Like Home - Susie Macey (Mayes)- Emigrated to America 1892
                                                         DEC 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes)  Obituary- Queenie Rawle - Survivor of Downhills Shelter Tragedy Sept 1940
                                                      DEC 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes)  WW1 War Memorial - West Green - In this centenery year of the Battle of the Somme discover the research findings on over 420 local men who lost their lives and lived within one Mile of this sadly neglected Memorial -Now includes interesting Profile of Sydney Elphich Sanders       AUG 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Coronation & VE Day Street Party's
Antill Road Beaconsfield Road Brereton Road Colsterworth Road Durban Road Harris Lebus Glenwood Road Sutherland Road The Avenue Whitehall Street Winchelsea Road - Greyhound Road V.E Day added  AUG 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Old Tottenham Photo Collection - Steve Rowe  (New Images)
                                      AUGUST 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Street Traders and Doorstep Service Providers 

                                 JUN 2016

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Summerhill Road Census returns- Updated to include 1911 Census. A view of all the occupents: Names, age,and occupations. 1861 to 1911  MAY 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The Parks of Tottenham     MAY 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The old Schools of Tottenham   MAY 2016
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Priscilla Wakefield- Author and Philanthropist 1751-1832 

                                                     DEC 2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Ben Robson - Tottenham Sketches by local artist 

Additional sketches included                   OCT 2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Old Photographs of Tottenham - Steve Rowe   SEPT 2015
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Old Pubs of Tottenham - Added SPOTTED DOG- PRINCE OF WALES (Cornwall Road) - THE VICTORIA (St Anns Road) AUG 2015
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Benjamin Godfrey Windus- Art Collector - Tottenham Green

JULY 2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Walter How - Member of Shackleton's Antarctica Expedition

MAY  2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Daphne Bradley - Tottenham Memories 1940s & 50s

MAY  2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) William Atkinson (1851-1929) - Violin Maker in Tottenham

MAY  2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Spurs Photographs - New additions to collection   MAY 2015
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Gestetners- Dorothy Hadlingham Photograph MAY  2015
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Luke Howard - Barometrographia Plates & New Portrait

                                                 MAY 2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Downhills Shelter Tragedy -New memorial photographs- MAY  2015
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The Rifleman Pub - Birthplace of Matchbox Toys

                                          FEB  2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Famous Sons & daughters of Tottenham - Brian Hanrahan & Alan Moss

                                            FEB 2015

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) New Photographs of Philip Lane Tottenham - FEB 2015
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) New Tottenham Photographs- Dixon Scott Collection National Archives

                                        NOV 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) WW1 War Memorial West Green Tottenhams Forgotten Memorial

                                     UPDATED NOV 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Myall's Shoe Shop -West Green Road Tottenham

NOW COMPLETED                                        OCT 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Petroleum Transport Company - UPDATE

Featured in BBC series 'SURVIVOR' 1975                OCT 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Forthcoming Event - WE REMEMBER - Lordship Rec

Dedication of Memorial Stone to Downhills Shelter Victims  JULY 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Book Release:  The Pubs of Tottenham High Road - Norrie Doyle

                                                   JULY 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Bruce Castle Museum - BBC Your Paintings Collection     JUNE 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Historic Aerial photographs of Tottenham - English Heritage 

Added  - Turnpike Lane & Wood Green 1938   - JUNE 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Gadsdon's - Linking Spitalfields to Tottenham  APRIL 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Parish Church - All Hallows   APRIL 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Photographs of Tottenham-Jim Clark Collection  FEB 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The Swap Shop - West Green Road Tottenham  FEB 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The Tottenham Royal-and Famous Performers  FEB 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Wartime Evacuee- Oh Mr Attlee what do you do ? - Joe Hewlett

                      FEB 2014

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Old Pubs of Tottenham - Added ROEBUCK- FLOWER POT- PARK TAVERN & WAGGON & HORSES ( now added THE VICTORIA -ST ANN'S RD)                        JAN 2014
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Clyde Road - Tottenham - Residents Menu

Including Malcolm Hall and Paul Wooller memories   DEC 2013

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Spurs Stadium Tour - Nostalgic look at old stadium -   NOV 2013
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Bill Nicholson - Mr Spurs                                MAY 2013
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenhams Industrial Heritage - Manufacturing Companies in the past!  MAY 2013
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Hotspur - New MENU Page                           APRIL 2013
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Memories of an Evacuee - John Harvey                          FEBRUARY 2013
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The River Lea - Tottenham - A Brief History                   JANUARY 2013 
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) What ? A Sailing Club in Tottenham ! Lea Valley Sailing Club     JANUARY 2013
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Old Photographs Tottenham - Lordship Lane & The Roundway    DECEMBER  2012
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Lordship Recreation Ground - New Photographs 'Harringay Fair' 1969                                                                      NOVEMBER 2012
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Trolleybus's Buses of Tottenham- Linda Bonner - Metropolitan Tramway photographs                                                         NOVEMBER 2012
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Memories from Australia - Steven Rowe                    MAY 2012
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Dr. Arnold Lynch - Wartime Code-Breaker - from Downhills Park to Bletchley Park

                                                                                         MARCH 2012

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Seven Sisters Trees - A History                                  NEW FEATURE FEB 2012
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Harris Lebus & I - Tottenham Memories of Mark Bailey                     JAN 2012
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Lordship Recreation Ground and Model Traffic Area- page redesigned + New Photos

DEC 2011

downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Memories - Peter Smith - High Road Shops                             DEC 2011
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Tottenham Memories - Peter Smith - Recycling is nothing new !                DEC 2011
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) The Early Railways of Tottenham                                                           NOV 2011
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Residents - Recollections of the Parrott Family- 48 Summerhill Road.
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) William Hobson of Markfield - Builder of the Martello Towers
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Clyde Road - Tottenham - A Perspective
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Summerhill Road Street Party - Royal Wedding Prince William & Kate Middleton
downhi1.jpg (1887 bytes) Borough of Tottenham - Coronation Events Handbook 1953
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Note: We have recently made contact with Rosalie Spire the Granddaughter of Robert Spire who died in the Downhills Shelter Tragedy. We hope to feature her story in the near future. -   12/11/09 -    NOW PUBLISHED  13/01/10






Downhills Shelter Update - We continue to seek information on this tragic event and frequently make appeals at events like the 'Local History Fair.' held at Bruce Castle Museum annually.  Furthermore it is encouraging to note that at a past meeting of the 'Lordship Rec Users Forum Meeting', it was generally agreed that as part of the River Moselle overhaul project consideration should be given to the construction of a memorial bridge.

A historic commemoration ceremony was held on Sunday 16th November 2008 when for the first time public recognition was give to the victims of the shelter tragedy. In addition to some survivors and relatives of the victims families,there were representatives from the Police, Fire Brigade and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.  The ceremony was also attended by the Mayor of Haringey and prayers were offered by the vicar of St Phillips Church. 

Since this time we have received three more eye-witness stories from survivors of the tragedy. Their stories can be found on the Downhills Shelter feature.               

You are reminded that the Downhills Park Air-Raid shelter tragedy occurred on the 19th Sept 1940 when many local people lost their lives. Sadly this tragic event has gone largely unmarked and no memorial was ever built as a lasting tribute to the victims and the heroic efforts of the emergency services. Hopefully we can help change that !

Following many years of Research and fundraising we are pleased to announce that a permanent memorial to the victims was eventually dedicated in Lordship Recreation Ground in July 2014


If you have any memories of this tragedy or can recall any other details that will help us to gather more information on the incident then please let either Ray Swain know or e-mail details to me at:                  Alan@SwainJones.Freeserve.co.uk


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