Issue 32

Editor’s letter

Hello and welcome to issue 32.

TCP contributor Alastair Ball reports on a recent archaeological dig in Tottenham Hale, which reveals rare details of an early Tottenham settlement, whose residents crafted tools, most likely bringing flint down the River Lea, in the Mesolithic age (p.6). Fast forward to March 2020, and today’s Tottenham is just as interesting.

Lorna Reith looks at the link between the community who worked at the Harris Lebus factory between 1840–1970, and the residents on Ferry Lane
estate (p.11), photographer Vicki Couchman documents Purim celebrations (p.8–9), and coordinator, Sally Sturgeon raises funds to support the maintenance of a much-used community hub.

Much like Sally, TCP finds itself in a very similar situation – in need of the support of the community, to ensure that we can fulfil our purpose of serving the community.

We provide details of how we are funded, outlining how much further we need to go to break even and become a fully sustainable publication (p.3).

March is a particularly important month for us at Social Spider CIC, as we will be revealing our TCP ambassadors – members within the community, (or who have strong links to it), who are supportive of our mission and
ethos of providing independent, local journalism. We will be providing details of this on our social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @tottenhamcp, throughout the month.

You can support us in many ways: by becoming a member, (details of this can be found on the back page); advertising with us (email; and by sending in your story ideas, low cost listings, poems, photographs, illustrations and letters for consideration (

I hope you enjoy reading this edition.

Luchia Robinson, Editor

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