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The Friends of Bruce Castle is one of a number of groups in Haringey concerned with local history and heritage issues.  Other groups of interest which lobby the council, organise events for their members and publish regular newsletters include the Hornsey Historical Society and the Tottenham Civic Society.  There is also the Friends of Hornsey Church Tower, which looks after the tower of St Mary's Church, all that is left of the historic church in Hornsey High Street; and the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, which covers the old medieval administrative area ("the hundred") which included Tottenham, and also offers a range of publications on local history.


There are are a number of other local museums with active friends groups.  Markfield Beam Engine Museum, the restored Victorian pumping station in Markfield Park, South Tottenham is usually "in steam" one weekend a month.  The Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow has themed displays on the history and heritage of the Waltham Forest area.  Also in Walthamstow is one of William Morris's childhood homes, now the William Morris Gallery, "the only public gallery devoted to [his] life and legacy".  Hackney has the Geffrye Museum, whose displays cover changes in domestic living spaces from 1600 to the present.


The Green Flag Awards recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country.  Bruce Castle Park has won a Green Flag in every year since 2003.


British History Online has republished the (authoritative) 1979 Victoria County History of Tottenham, covering the history of the area from its appearance in the Domesday Book to its growth from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.  A short list of notable Tottenham landmarks with extensive links to other information about the area can also be found on Wikipedia.


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