Clouds over Tottenham Trades Hall
The Tottenham Trades Hall on Bruce Grove has clearly seen better days. It's a listed building, Georgian, and almost four years ago, the local press was reporting than a plan for renovation and restoration had been approved. It doesn't seem to have got very far.
The building, now largely obscured by boarding, hosts one of the more remarkable of London's blue plaques. It commemorates Luke Howard, 'namer of clouds'. And no, this isn't a try on - he really did exist, and he really did name clouds..
Luke Howard died in this building at the age of 91 in 1864 - and it seems that his system of cloud classification was his lasting legacy.
do you know who currently owns it?
I lived here as a child in the late 70s , my dad was caretaker
Hi Dave don’t suppose you remember my Grandad or uncle Frank and Frankie Francis, Grandad was a great snooker player went to the club from 1914 onwards had a name plaque over the door to Checkside? I went with him a few times to the club. Long time ago now cheers John Francis
my grandfather Frank Francis lived in Bruce grove frequently went to the club as a snooker player, had his name on a plaque over a doorway his nickname was ‘check side’ as he was an accomplished snooker player. I think he lived Woodside gardens with his sons Frank and Sid. All this before ww2.
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