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Christine Protz with College learners

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London hosted a talk on Tottenham's local history today (Tuesday, 29 January). Presented by local author and historian Christine Protz, the second of two talks took place at the College's Tottenham Centre.

Attended by around fifty learners and staff from the College's School of Skills for Life, the talk was illustrated by a wealth of fascinating historic photos from Bruce Castle Museum.
The presentation also included a multiple choice quiz. Learners divided into three teams and competed for overall best in answering questions relating to the topics Christine had covered earlier.
Christine said: "The learners showed great interest in Tottenham's past and many felt they understood the area better after looking at its history."
Literacy teacher and event organiser, Deirdre Ryan, explained: "We arranged the talks on Tottenham's history as part of our work around equality and diversity. Tottenham has such a vibrant and rich history of diversity, which has continued into the present day."
Learner Jolanta Chajecka, ESOL Entry 2 (pictured) said: "It was really interesting to find out about Tottenham Technical College, which was built 180 years ago and has led to the College we have today."
Local expert, Christine said: "There are some fascinating war time photos of construction and engineering learners from Tottenham Technical College in the Imperial War Museum, which really goes to show what a long tradition this area has for developing skilled tradespeople."
To view war time images of Tottenham Technical School, click here.
Christine Protz is author of 'Tottenham A History', 'A History

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