The Anonymous Widower

Bruce Castle Park and Tottenham Cemetery

At this point in my walk, I met a very helpful Harringey Council official checking how many litter bins they’d lost and after asking the way I walked under the railway to Bruce Castle Park.

Sadly, the museum doesn’t open until one and I was too early. As Sir Rowland Hill once owned the house, the museum also features a history of the Royal Mail.

I will return to see if there is anything my father printed.  It does have the archive of Wood Green Empire and my father certainly did their posters and programs in his works in Station Road, Wood Green.

It was a very surprising area, especially as you consider it was only a coiuple of hundred metres from the riots in the High Street.

August 19, 2011 - Posted by | World | , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. My great grandparents on my father’s mother’s side are buried in Tottenham Cemetery. He was German and she was half German and half Belgian. He was a peaceful man I knew as a child who had suffered terribly through 2 world wars. In the first he was rounded up and sent to Stobs camp near Hawick and then, after the war, they had to go to Germany to avoid anti-German feeling in England. My grandmother of course stayed here. They Then found themselves in the “wrong” country at the outbreak of the second world war. They were found by the Salvation Army in Hamburg living in a bombed out building at the end of the war and brought back to England. She died when I was 4 and he died about 4 years later. I have cine film of him walking with us in Epping Forest in the ’50s. As a child I never told anyone about my German connections as I became aware very early on that we didn’t mention it so close to the end of the war.

    Comment by John Wright | August 20, 2011 | Reply

    • The cemetery is in pretty good condition and it looks like it’s getting well cared for. That area round Bruce Castle was quite surprising considering what has gone on lately.

      Comment by AnonW | August 20, 2011 | Reply

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  4. Memories – I was born in the house shown on the corner of Tebworth Road (Leading to Nursery Street) – Thanks for the photographic memory.

    Comment by Paul Przyszlak | October 6, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for the compliment

      Comment by AnonW | October 6, 2012 | Reply


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