Monthly Archives: March 2013

Markfield Beam Engine

Markfield Beam Engine steaming at Easter

The Markfield Beam Engine will be steamed up this Easter Monday. If you have never seen this impressive engine in action, it is well worth visiting.

The beam pumping engine, built in 1886-8 to transfer sewage. In 1964, after more than one hundred years of operation, all the incoming sewers were diverted and the works were closed. A complete overhaul and restoration was completed in 2010.

The engine is decorated with doric columns and acanthus leaves, and is quite a sight at any time but especially when operating under steam power.
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South Tottenham station changes: what do you think?

Changes are planned at South Tottenham station, which has seen a large increase in passengers over recent years. It is now the busiest intermediate station after Blackhorse Road on the Gospel Oak – Barking Overground line.

Plans under the “Access for all” scheme would see the introduction of lifts to platform level and the installation of automatic ticket barriers. This is a welcome continuation of TfL’s provision of step-free access, such as the new lifts at Gospel Oak station and .

The Barking – Gospel Oak Line User Group (BGOLUG) has raised concerns about the specifics of the current plan, and would like to hear the views of users of South Tottenham station.

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Defend Whittington Hospital

Stop these hospital cuts

An important protest to defend our health services is taking place this Saturday, 16 March.

The Whittington hospital is under threat of reduced maternity services, ward closures, fewer beds for the elderly, hundreds of job cuts and the selling off of all onsite accommodation for nursing staff.

Cuts to the Whittington directly effect us in Tottenham, as Haringey has no major hospital within its borders. So the Whittington and the North Mid are our “local” hospitals and we should not let these cuts be imposed.
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Tottenham Film Club on The Road

This Saturday, Tottenham World Film Club are screening the documentary The Road: A Story of Life and Death.

The road in question is the A5, connecting Holyhead to Marble Arch and the traditional route of Irish immigrants coming to the capital, and this documentary looks at a handful of very different immigrants who have made London their home.

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Loving LDN

Loving likeness of Tottenham

Fancy a chance to showcase your artistic photography AND dispel some Tottenham stereotypes? Advertising firm CBS outdoor are running a photography competition asking “What do you love about your city?”

They are asking for photos demonstrating what makes London special: “Is it the epic skyline, the magnificent architecture or the buzzing markets? Perhaps you prefer the less tangible things that make a city what it is: its people, its culture, its unexplored corners and endearing imperfections?”
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Tottenham marks International Women’s Day 2013

Today is International Women’s Day, a celebration for women’s past economic, political and social achievements and an opportunity to improve the future.

Haringey Women’s Forum have organised an event to provide women from the local area an opportunity to get together in celebration of International Women’s Day. It takes place today  in Bruce Castle Museum  from 11.00am – 2.30pm.

There is free film screening from 7pm tonight at the Marcus Garvey Library in the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre. Entitled A Passion for Justice, it looks at the life of Ida B. Wells. Continue reading


Tottenham Green Roller Derby

Tottenham Green Leisure Centre plays host to another bout of roller derby this afternoon.

London Roller Girls are staging a double-headed intra-London bout which sees “salty Harbour Grudges take on the futuristic feminist Suffra Jets and the horror show Ultraviolent Femmes face up to the Victoriana Steam Rollers.”

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