Guided walks that retrace how two wages snatchers were chased across Tottenham Marsh through Walthamstow to Highams Park in 1909, as they tried to escape the police and a number of ‘have-a-go’ types in pursuit, across Tottenham Marsh and through Walthamstow.
Radicalisation, terrorist martyrs, an innocent young victim, immigration from eastern Europe, police officers as heroes … these are some of the modern themes very present in the real life tale of the ‘Tottenham Anarchist Outrage’.
The event took place in sub-zero temperatures on 23 January 1909. After a wages snatch by two heavily armed men, a chase began in Tottenham. This walk follows the route, including an attractive section of the Lee Valley Regional Park. Enthusiasts will be offered the option of pursuing the story to its violent end in Highams Park.
The start will be outside Tottenham Hale Station at 11am.
The route is over level, firm surfaces to the first convenient leaving point at the junction of Banbury Road and Cormorant Close, Higham Hill E17 (W15 bus route) which will take about an hour and a half.
The next convenient leaving point will be at the junction of the North Circular Road with Chingford Road (97, 158, 34, 215, 397, W11 bus routes), at about 12.30 pm, with an opportunity for lunch in the Sainsbury’s cafe. That will be after a section of unsurfaced path (surprisingly dry on 6th January).
Then the route, for those who wish to continue, goes to Forest Road (more possible leaving points and refreshment opportunities).
The walk ends at the Royal Oak pub, Hale End Road, Highams Park (275 bus route, under 10 minutes walk to Highams Park Station).
A David Boote Walking Past event
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