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These days we have only one or two meetings a year, sometimes including our AGM,  in London, but instead prefer to get out and about, holding the remainder of our meetings around the country, often in churches where we can study brasses, incised slabs and other monuments in their architectural context. Although these meetings are very popular with members, many are unable to attend. So, from Spring 2005 we we will providing picture reports of our meetings, to supplement the full written reports that appear in MBS Bulletin. To see these reports, click on the Past Events bar at the top of the page.

General meetings

Proceedings start at 2pm, unless noted below. Entry is free unless otherwise indicated and MBS members may invite non-member visitors to attend.

Saturday, 27th October 2018 at 2.00p.m.



The autumn General Meeting will be held at All Hallows church, Tottenham. Said to be one of

the oldest buildings in Haringey, being built in the 12th century, it is reputed to have been given to

Tottenham by David I of Scotland. It was linked to the nearby Bruce Castle owned by the Bruce family

and now a museum. Having the Tottenham cemetery behind, it sits in an unexpected oasis of

peace provided Spurs are not playing! John Laverick will open the formal part of

the meeting with A History of All Hallows, with Philip Whittemore speaking on the lost brasses.

Stephen Freeth will discuss the remaining epitaph to Jeffrye Walkdine, skinner, Merchant

Adventurer and member of the Muscovy Company. David Meara will speak on William

Butterfield of this Parish and focus on some of the brasses he designed. Butterfield was buried in

the nearby cemetery in 1900.

A comprehensively illustrated booklet, as a sequel to that produced for Edmonton, will be available

free to members attending the meeting.

The church of All Hallows is situated in Church Lane, Tottenham. The postcode for satellite navigation is

N17 7AA. The nearest station is White Hart Lane (served from London: Liverpool Street) which is 0.5 miles or

approximately a ten minute walk. The church will be open from 12 Noon and nearby Bruce Castle Museum at


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