A Tottenham Walk

On Sunday 7th September 2014, a range of groups and individuals came together to share their extensive knowledge of Tottenham and their contemporary Arts practice based in the local area. Meeting at the Tottenham Green Room, the variously themed walk attracted an eclectic group of walkers with interests in ecology, local history, arts practice and architecture.

History of the High Steet and course of the Moselle River
led by Joyce Rosser

Joyce led the group along the Tottenham High Road and the course of the (mostly submerged) Moselle River. She pointed out a Jewish Synagogue, an Art Deco church, Almshouses, Victorian Winter Gardens and much more.

Joyce organises an annual programme of events for the Tottenham Civic Society including tours of conservation areas, listed buildings and new developments. She is secretary of Tottenham Conservation Area Advisory Committee. She was also part of the group which produced the River Moselle walk guide.

Natural habitat and wildlife of the Marshes
led by David Cottridge

As the walkers crossed the bridge into the Tottenham Marshes, David Cottridge took over and led a route which highlighted flora and fauna as well as the ongoing work to preserve the ecology of the area.

Having taught painting, print making and photography in London for sixteen years, David became a freelance wildlife photographer and also led specialist wildlife tours around the world for Limosa Holidays.

‘Making Progress’
Artist talk by Alexander Costello

Finally, we met Artist Alexander Costello on his barge at Tottenham Lock as he completed his performance piece ‘Making Progress’. Costello had travelled across London at two miles per hour, ending at the Tottenham Lock.

Alexander Costello is a graduate of The Slade School of Art MFA and an Art teacher at Park View School, Tottenham.