Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench

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Statues of three famous figures selected by the community for their connection to the Haringey: Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams, war hero and the first black football player for Tottenham Hotspur, Walter Tull, and the 'father of meteorology', Luke Howard.

Portrait Bench




wood & Corten steel

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Sustrans and The Big Lottery Fund

Work type

Street furniture


London Borough of Haringey

Work status


Unveiling date

14th May 2013


at all times

Inscription description

Plaque 1 : Find out more about these local people at / www.sustrans.org.uk/portraitbench / Walter Tull 1888 - 1918/ Played for Tottenham Hotspur; amongst / the first Afro-caribbean players in the Football / League and the forst Black British Army Officer / Nicola Adams MBE / First woman to win Olympic/ boxing god medal at the 2012 London Olympics / Luke Howard 1772-1864 / Chemisy and meteorologist who created a naming/ system for cloud formations and recorded/ them in paintings Plaque 2: The Characters fir this Portrait Bench chosen by your community / celebrate / Sustrans / winning a nationwide vote in 2007 / to create new walking and cycling routes / across the UK funded by / the Big Lottery Fund / www.sustrans.org.uk


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Downhills Park Spur, West Green Road, Haringey

N15 4AE