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Follow the four walks in this book to discover things about the Tottenham you thought you knew, including important history, architectural surprises and incredible people, that shaped Tottenham then and now. With simplified maps and colour photographs to guide you, explore Tottenham's many green spaces, changing streets and some of the great places to eat and drink along the way. Walks cover: 1. Parks and Marshes: A pretty walk which takes you to Markfield Park’s beam engine and the urban garden of the Lea Valley. 2. Hidden Tottenham: From Northumberland Park to Bruce Grove, a short walk for those curious about the history of the High Road. 3. Bruce Grove to Seven Sisters: A walk through the beautiful village-esque Bruce Castle area to the Broadwater farm estate, with stops along Tottenham’s historical High Rd and Bruce Grove. 4. Seven Sisters to St. Ann's: A short stroll exploring some of the main historical sites of Tottenham High Road and the residential West Green area.
Not since the days of highwaymen and footpads had armed robbery been seen in London. Geoffrey Barton explains the political backdrop to the arrival in the UK of armed revolutionaries driven by their own frenzied missions, causing citizens to go in fear. Laws were passed to deal with aliens and terrorism but as the author explains the civil police were ill-equipped to deal with the problem. Although well known to local people, the Tottenham Outrage of 1909 when two Latvian robbers, Jewish refugees, intercepted a payroll has been comparatively hidden to the wider world (unlike the notorious Siege of Sydney Street which took place two years later). Resulting in the most spectacular police pursuit in history it involved a hundred police officers and up to a thousand citizens in running to ground two desperate police killers. The book follows every inch of the six-and-a-half miles and minute of the two-and-a-half hours of the chase. It also pays minute attention to the people and places involved as well as the aftermath. As former Head of Firearms Training Operations for the Metropolitan Police Service, Mike Waldren writes in his Foreword, ‘The officers…did their best relying on guts and determination to see them through an unprecedented incident.’ The first in-depth account of an iconic event - fascinating police, social and local history based on extensive first-hand research.