From a Post Office publication, a list of railway Stations in Tottenham in 1873:-
Bruce Grove, James Garrard, station master.
[Tottemham] Hale, James Hawkins, station master.
[Northumberland] Park, James Hartin, station master.
Seven Sisters, Henry Lipscott, station master.
South Tottenham, John Murphy, station master.
White Hart Lane, William Brooks, station master.
Green Lanes, William Frost, station master.
West Green, John Atkins, station master.
Recent developments have, however, confirmed that the main station for the area is Tottenham Hale. In 1968 it became an interchange with the Undergound's brand new Victoria Line and the station was substantially rebuilt in the 1990s to accomodate interchange with developing Stansted Express services.
There was one intermediate Station at Lea Bridge ...
here). There is a growing campaign to re-open Lea Bridge. Only these hoardings on Lea Bridge Road road overbridge mark the station site today.
So it was at Tottenham Hale that Mrs fbb changed from her tube train from Victoria to the "fast" service from Liverpool Street to Cheshunt and Broxbourne (continuing to Cambridge); and so on to her conference at High Leigh, Hoddesdon. See "Hail! Tottenham Hale " (read again).
Little did she know (little did she care!) that she could have travelled from Tottenham Hale to Broxbourne way back in 1840! Getting from Portsmouth to Tottenham might not have been so straightforward.
Next blog : due Wednesday November 16th