What links the African emperor who visited his British dominion in 208AD and the most successful entertainer of all time? Or a pioneering nurse in the Crimean War with the richest man in recorded human history?
Two new posters charting the timeline of Black History reveal this often hidden story.
It’s all change at 06.30 on 30/6 as the High Road alongside Tesco becomes two way. The return of Tottenham High Road to two-way traffic marks the completion of the first phase of the Tottenham Hale Gyratory removal scheme.
To cut down on any confusion, the police will be on hand throughout Sunday and Monday’s rush to direct traffic.
As well as effecting drivers, the change will cause a minor alteration to the route of the 341.
Electrifying news on the Gospel Oak – Barking Overground line! Danny Alexander will concede today that the long-demanded and much-needed electrification will go ahead. The upgrade will reduce pollution and ease overcrowding on this popular route.
The improvement work had attracted widespread support, including a southtottenham.org petition to electrify the Gospel Oak Barking line (many thanks to everyone who signed!).
A TfL press release confirms: “A £90m commitment to carry out electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking overground line, as a first step towards the extension of the line to Barking Riverside, unlocking thousands of homes”
A free event marking Music Day takes place in Markfield Park this afternoon. The organisers of the national event are staging all the musicians who got in touch via the main Music Day website and asked for a place to play.
The lineup includes Dead Silence Syndicate Band, Hornman, Keyaki, Melody Nelson, Ice Cream Children, Mycal 1 Dread and more.
The music runs from 3pm until 9pm at the amphitheatre next to the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum.
Bob Marley takes centre stage* for the latest night organised by the Tottenham World Film Club, even if he has to share the limelight with Banksy.
The campaign to save Wards Corner from redevelopment is holding a jumble sale today, from 11am:
“This is to raise funds for the legal challenge against the Grainger/LBHaringey plan to demolish Wards Corner. Our last sale, of just books and plants, was very successful but a bit damp, this time we have ordered sunshine so do come along and enjoy the day, and have a delicious coffee and snack at the Pueblito Paisa cafe.”
The sale runs 11am till 4pm at the Seven Sisters market.
The developers Grainger are currently applying to erect hoardings over the existing building. This application has caused further controversy and can be seen online (HGY/2013/0773) where it is also possible to submit comments,
Passenger numbers have shot up again at South Tottenham, increasing by more than half year on year. Our petition calls for an upgrade to help cope.
The latest figures for 2012-13 show the station handling 657,598 entries or exits. That’s compared to 441,988 the year before and just 45,834 in 2004-05.
South Tottenham station is now busier than Wrexham, Rotherham Central or Stratford International.