Monday, 30 March 2009

Favourite Places - Edmanson's Close, Tottenham

Edmanson's Close, Tottenham, is one of the almshouses maintained by the Drapers' Livery Company. 60 peaceful cottages are provided here for local 'poor persons of good character', with 140 more in Greenwich and Southwark. Various outings and concerts are arranged for the residents, one of the most popular being the annual teaparty at Drapers' Hall.

I have a special attachment to these almshouses as they were built close to where my great-grandfather, John Lawford, lived at Downhills Park