Welcome to Markfield Park
South Tottenham, N15
The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is housed in its original Grade II listed Engine House in the former sewage treatment works for Tottenham which now forms part of Markfield Park.
Dates for 2013
Museum Openings (non-steam days)
Nov-Dec - 2nd Sundays
Jan-Mar - 2nd Sundays
Apr-Sep - 2nd & 4th Sundays
Oct-Dec - 2nd Sundays
Easter Monday 1 April
Bank Holiday Monday 6 May
Bank Holiday Monday 27 May
Bank Holiday 26 August
Classic and Vintage Car Day
Sunday 9 June
Victorian Mayhem Day
Sunday 14 July (125th Anniversary of the commissioning of the Beam Engine)
London Open House Weekend
Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 Sept
...follow the Moselle from Queen's Wood, Highgate to Markfield Park, Tottenham - cross the borough from west to east!
Haringey Friends of Parks Forum has just written, designed and published a walk Guide to the Moselle River. 5,000 copies of the beautifully-designed brochure have been paid for by donations from local Friends Groups and Residents Associations. Haringey's special river flows from the Northern Heights in the west of the borough to the River Lea in the east. The Moselle is responsible for such sayings as "When it rains in Muswell Hill, it floods in Tottenham" and "Highgate's rain is Tottenham's pain".
For much of its length the river is in now a culvert (underground pipe) but the Moselle River's name and other names referring to water features are commemorated in some streets and buildings along its seven-mile length. In Lordship Recreation Ground a major regeneration project is nearly completed which includes raising the Moselle to the surface in a stunning new open river channel criss-crossed by 3 new bridges.
The walk Guide will be made available over the coming months and years to residents for free through Friends Groups, residents associations and local libraries. It will also be available to download from the Friends of Parks Forum and Haringey Federation of Residents Associations websites.
"It's very exciting to see the Moselle at last getting the recognition it deserves as Haringey's river. We are inviting residents to come and join us on the walk to hear about its history and its role as an important local watercourse."
For more information about the walk contact 020 8347 7684
Make a Change: Go for a Walk!
Do you like to walk and meet people? If the answer is 'yes', then come and join us on our free weekly walks. Also gain free rewards such as a t-shirt, pedometer and a bag.
Join in and meet new friends.
- Belmont Rec Walk - Tuesday 9.15 am (Term Time ONLY) - Meet at gates on Boundary Road N22
- Tottenham Marshes Walk - Friday 10.30 am - Meet at The Watersedge Café, Stonebridge Lock, Tottenham Marshes N17
- Wood Green Council Work Walk from River Park House - Tuesday 1.15pm - Meet at the staff Entrance of River Park House
- Tottenham High Road Walk - Wednesday between 12.00am - 12.30pm - Meet at the Staff Entrance at 639 Tottenham High Road
- Apex House Walk - Various Times, Contact Mahendra Mehta for details - Meet at the staff entrance at Apex house, Seven Sisters
For any additional information/questions please contact Mitchell Browning.
700 Bulbs Planted: Tulips & Daffodils
Friends of Markfield Park planted 500 tulip bulbs & 200 daffodil bulbs on Saturday 24 November with Head Gardener, Taner Ali, on hand to advise & support our efforts. The tulip varieties are 'Café Noir' and 'Blue Diamond'.
Don't worry if you missed out on the planting this time... there's lots more do to, including regular sessions with The Conservation Volunteers (TVC) in Markfield Park.
Looking forward to seeing the bulbs spring up next year! (Please don't pick them! If you do, the bulbs come up 'blind', ie, with no flower, the following year.)