Tottenham African Caribbean History Walk
In 1554 King Philip of Spain arrived in London to marry Queen Mary. His entourage included one Balthazar Sanchez, a sweetmaker, and his wife, both of whom were Moors. The King went back to Spain. But what of Balthazar and his wife? Well, they decided to remain in London, setting up home in what is now Tottenham High Road. So what were his achievements? And why is his name still being mentioned in Tottenham today? Where exactly in Tottenham did he live?
Come and hear “moor” about Sanchez and his achievements in Tottenham. Avril’s Walks and Talks takes you on a fascinating tour around Tottenham looking at the area from a black perspective.
This 2 hour tour will take you from the 1550’s right up to today, showing you the area in a different light. Here are just some of the things the walk covers:
Wartime Britain and Black people’s contribution
The industrialisation of Black Hair
Police Relations in the area
Moves and Grooves, the clubs of Tottenham
Black Comedy in Tottenham
So get your groove on, come and learn something new.
Tickets must be purchased in advance
The walk starts at Seven Sisters and finishes at Bruce Castle, Bruce Grove.
- Once off the Victoria Line tube take the HIGH ROAD EXIT
- Take Exit 1, Meet in front of Costa coffee by the station where you can also get a drink and use the loo!
- Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the setting off time.
- Once the walk starts phone calls are not taken by the guide.
- There are no refunds for those that are late.
If you’ve not done a walk before then go to the website www.avrilswalksandtalks.co.uk for further information on what you need to do when going on a walk.