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Discover fascinating stories from Highgate's past, learn about North London heritage and hear about other local curiosities such as the Roman Kilns at Highgate Woods. Come and chat to the people who are interested in and knowledgeable about the history of our local area, including representatives from local museums, historic houses and local history societies at this FREE fair!

Confirmed attendees for this year's Heritage fair include:

Highgate School Museum 

The Highgate School Museum collects and preserves records and archives relating to the School’s history, making them available for research. The collection contains material dating from the foundation of the School in 1565 to present day.

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The Friends of the Highgate Roman Kiln (FOHRK)

Led by Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West, FOHRK are working with the Museum of London, Bruce Castle Museum and the City of London Corporation to return a well-preserved Roman kiln, currently unseen in store rooms, for exhibition in Highgate Wood where it was discovered over 50 years ago.  

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The Coleridge Trust 

The Trust aims to raise funds to refurbish the poet’s, and his family’s tomb in St Michael’s’ Church Highgate, to give them a memorial worthy of his greatness. 

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Lauderdale House 

Come and check out the Victorian bottle we found during the renovations harking back to our time as a convalescence home to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and collection of 1950’s milk bottles discovered in the courtyard excavations.

Friends of Kenwood 

The Friends promote and preserve the special qualities of Kenwood House, its estate and its world class collection of paintings.  

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Channing School 

Channing School was founded in 1885 by the Reverend Robert Spears and two sisters, Miss Emily and Miss Matilda Sharpe, for the daughters of Unitarian Ministers and others. The Channing archives offer a window into the lives of girls, young women and the Highgate community from the nineteenth century to the present day.

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Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution Archive

The HLSI Archive houses a wealth of documents and pictures of all kinds relating to Highgate, its environs and its residents since the early seventeenth century. It also includes a unique collection of paintings of Highgate, dating from 1780 to the present day, many of which are displayed around the Institution.

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Pink Plaques Project

Discover the lives of some of the most remarkable women from Highgate and unearth information about movers and shakers from our area’s past and present through this visual art project that commemorates the moments and memories of everyday people. By marking their existence with a plaque, the Pink Plaques Project hopes to draw attention to the famous, notorious and hidden women of our community.

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Highgate Society

The Highgate Society was founded in 1966 by local people who had successfully fought Government plans to route heavy traffic through the heart of Highgate. The Society has continued to work for Highgate, its residents and visitors and its businesses to help develop, conserve and interpret the quality and character of Highgate.

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Hornsey Historical Society

The HHS celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2021. We are committed to protecting our local heritage and promoting local history studies and conservation work within the parliamentary constituency of Hornsey and Wood Green. A small, well-regarded charity, we are totally dependent on volunteers and are currently recruiting more members and volunteers to work with us, especially the younger generations.

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Discover more about the rest of the Heritage Weekend here.