Monthly Archives: July 2013


Tottenham bus garage centenary

Saturday marks one hundred years since the opening of Tottenham bus garage.

A fun day is planned on Tottenham Green including music, stalls and vintage vehicles. Routemasters will be running on the 76 route down to Waterloo and back (fare: donation to North London Hospice).
Saturday 20 July, 11am to 4pm, Free, Tottenham Green (Town Hall Approach).

More details on the Arriva website.

Markfield Beam Engine

Steampunk Victorian Mayhem this Sunday

A “Victorian Mayhem Steampunk Convivial”.

That is what is promised on Sunday in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the commissioning of the Victorian Beam Engine in Markfield Park.

Markfield Victorian Mayhem

As well as music and markets, the free event will apparently feature “snail racing, tea duelling and costumed ostrich racing”. The Engine itself will also be steaming.

Sunday 14 July, 11am to 8pm, Free, Markfield Park. See Markfield Beam Engine and Museum or Friends of Markfield Park.


Tottenham Marshes Natural History Walk

Join the walk around Tottenham Marshes this Sunday organised by Tottenham Civic Society and the Friends of Tottenham Marshes:

“Some of the wildflowers we could find in the meadows include Bee Orchid, St.John’s Perforate Wort, Field Scabious and several species of Crane’s-bill, and butterflies feeding on them might include Common Blue, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper. Let’s hope for a warm day to bring out the dragonflies such as Black-tailed Skimmer, Southern Hawker, Banded Demoiselle and Red-eyed Damsel, a variety of hoverflies and various grasshoppers and crickets.

“Our summer visiting bird species such as Blackcap, Common Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler will be on family duties whilst our resident species such as Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Long-tailed Tits may well have young that have already fledged. There is a chance we may see a Sparrowhawk or Kestrel, both of which have nested on the marshes, and perhaps a pair of Peregrine Falcons which have attempted unsuccessfully to breed during the past couple of years, as in such cases they often remain in the area. With optional visit afterwards to Ferry Boat Inn or Stonebridge Lock cafe.”

The walk leader will be David Cottridge from the Friends of Tottenham Marshes.

Meet at 10.30am, Sunday 7 July at the Waterside Centre, Stonebridge Lock, N17 OXD.