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Take a step back in time at Lauderdale House's annual Heritage Weekend - the perfect opportunity to discover the fascinating history of Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park and the areas of Highgate and North London.

On Saturday 19 February, we celebrate Highgate's fascinating history with our Local Heritage Fair, and special talks. And on Sunday 20 February, we invite children and their families to explore the house and discover its secrets at our Heritage Family Fun Day!

 

Saturday 22 February

Heritage Fair
12:30pm to 5pm

Drop in and meet representatives from local museums, historic houses and local history societies find out more about the history of our local area. 

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Talk - Gardens for the gardenless and palaces for the people: Heritage buildings and their gardens
2pm to 3pm

From Waterlow Park as the ‘Garden for the Gardenless’ to the Palace of the People at Alexandra Palace we explore how local outdoor spaces attached to local historical landmark buildings have changed and evolved. From private grounds to public walkways, racing courses and railway stations we have guest speakers revealing hidden histories of notable north London heritage buildings including Alexandra Palace, Kenwood House, Lauderdale House and Forty Hall.

We are asking attendees to book in advance to limit numbers. Tickets are free, but do let us know if you can no longer attend so that we can release the spaces to others.

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Talk - From ghostly chickens to roman urns: How public spaces in North London came to be
3:45pm to 4:45pm

Have you ever heard of the ghost of the chicken on Pond Square, or wandered from Highgate to Finsbury Park on the former overground line that is Parkland Walk. This talk explores local North London public spaces, how they came to be, why they have been kept or how they have changed.  

We are asking attendees to book in advance to limit numbers. Tickets are free, but do let us know if you can no longer attend so that we can release the spaces to others.

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Sunday 20 February

Heritage Family Fun Day
11am to 4pm

Drop in for all kinds of fun and free activities. Enjoy arts & crafts, an orange trail and more at a special Heritage Family Fun Day for children and families to explore the history of the house and the area. 

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