FW: Throughout November at Bruce Castle - A Special Programme of events and activities all about maps and The Land Beneath Our Feet: 1619 map exhibition

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Subject: Throughout November at Bruce Castle - A Special Programme of events and activities all about maps and The Land Beneath Our Feet: 1619 map exhibition


During November we have a Special Programme of events marking the 400th anniversary this year of the 1619 map of Tottenham (The Dorset Survey) – affectionately known as the upside-down map.


The events complement our current exhibition The Land Beneath Our Feet in the Compton Gallery.


Explore our programme below:



The Land Beneath Our Feet: The 1619 Map

Series of Bite-Size Gallery Talks


Join our local historians, guest speakers and the curator this November and hear one of our series of short gallery talks in the Land Beneath Our Feet exhibition.

All different topics – all inspired by the 1619 map of Tottenham.

1619 Dorset Survey map


  • Saturday 2 Nov, 2.30-3pm Women of Substance: 17th Century Women Landowners in Tottenham, by Val Crosby, Archive Assistant
  • Friday 8 Nov, 2.30-3pm The Farm on the Marsh: Asplins Farm in 1619  by Chris Protz, author of ‘Tottenham: A History’ & Friends of Bruce Castle
  • Sunday 10 Nov, 2.30-3pm  Mapping The New River in 1619, by Rachael Macdonald, New River Action Group, & Friends of Bruce Castle
  • Friday 15 Nov, 2.30-3pm Choosing a Home in 17th Century Tottenham by Dr Zoe Hudson, Medieval & Early Modern Studies researcher
  • Wednesday 20 Nov, 2.30-3pm, Millers, Millstreams & Tottenham Mills by Val Crosby, Archive Assistant
  • Friday 29 Nov, 2.30-3pm, Lordship House: The Manorhouse of Tottenham in 1619 by Deborah Hedgecock, Curator


All talks take place in the exhibition in the Compton Gallery. Just turn up.

Mapping My Story - A Free Creative Map Art Workshop

Led by Siân Pattenden, book and map illustrator

  • Saturday 9 November, 10am-1pm

Sian Pattenden map illustrator

We will be thinking about maps in this workshop to create your own personal map - based on the local area. Using collage, lettering, colour and patterns, Siân will lead you into making your own personal mark on a map and recording your own journey and memories. No previous experience in art or drawing or collage necessary; Siân will help and guide you through the process, and teach you different techniques.

At the end of the workshop you will have produced a unique and individual piece to take home. All art materials supplied (bring any of your own illustrations you wish to use).

This workshop is aimed for adults.

Booking is essential - please email to secure your place.

See Siân Pattenden's website (external link) for more information about map artwork by Siân.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle, Haringey Ward Funding and the National Lottery Community Fund

Munch and Listen – lunchtime talk for November

Layers of London – Exploring London’s Past Through Maps

by Adam Corsini, The Layers of London Project (Institute of Historical Research).

  • Monday 25 November, 12.15pm

Layers of London

Layers of London (external link) is a free online map-based resource. By layering maps throughout time on top of each other, users can fade them in and out to discover how their area of London has developed. The project also encourages anyone to contribute their own local histories, memories, images and stories, building records and collections that enrich this unique historical resource for the future.

This talk will give a background to the project, explore Haringey’s histories and demonstrate how you can be part of the project.

Doors open 12 noon. Refreshments available. Just bring your lunch.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle, and the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Hear Here

Our free evening monthly talk for November marks the 400th anniversary of the 1619 map. All welcome.

The Silver Lining: The context of the 1619 map of Tottenham

by Peter Barber, President of Hornsey Historical Society, and former Head of Maps and Topography (British Library).

  • Wednesday 27 November, 7.30pm

1619 Dorset survey of Tottenham

A spendthrift, a strong woman, a novel means of maximising your income and a skilful surveyor: Peter Barber will explain the evolution of estate mapping and suggests why - and how - the 1619 Tottenham map came to be created 400 years ago and its intended purposes.

This talk by specialist map historian Peter Barber accompanies our current exhibition 'The Land Beneath Our Feet'.

Doors open 6.30pm for refreshments and a chance to explore the 1619 map exhibition.

Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle, Haringey Ward Funding and the National Lottery Community Fund

We hope you will enjoy this specially curated programme at Bruce Castle and find out more about the 1619 map and the history of Tottenham.

Copies of the colourful and beautifully illustrated 1619 map are available for sale for £6 from the Museum.

Please note - there are other events and activities happening in November at Bruce Castle Museum and these will be advertised in a separate email.

Please do circulate to your own networks. Thank you.

Best wishes


Deborah Hedgecock



Haringey Council

Haringey Archive and Museum Service, Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU


T. 020 8808 8772

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