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Sep 24

Tottenham African Caribbean Walk

September 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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 and Queen’s marriage came to an end when Queen Mary died. He 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

  • Tottenham Outrage

  • 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.

Price: £10 adult, £5 child
Tickets must be purchased in advance

The walk starts at Seven Sisters and finishes at Bruce Grove.

  • Take the High Road Exit 2 (ask the station staff if you can’t find it!), turn left up the stairs and meet outside the Dentist. There is a Costa coffee by the station where you can 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.



September 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Exit 2, Seven Sisters Station
Corner of Broad Lane, Seven Sisters Road and Ashmount Road, Tottenham, N15 4DD
Tottenham, N15 4DD GB
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