Luke Howard anniversary celebrations

Come to a meeting to help organise a celebration of Luke Howard (namer of clouds) who was born in November 250 years ago.
Sunday 24th April at the Hub 11.30am.
Luke Howard was a chemist by training, but his passion was clouds. He solved a centuries-old problem by developing a system for naming clouds, which were believed to be impossible to name. Using Latin, the recognised language of science, he named the key categories Cumulus (Latin for Heap), Stratus (Latin for Layer) and Cirrus (Latin for a Curl of Hair). Categories which are still used today and easy to recognise by looking up at the sky.

Luke Howard, a Quaker, was involved in the Anti-Slavery Movement and a prominent member of the Society Against Capital Punishment, Society Against Cruelty to Animals and a founding member of the African Institution.

During his journeys on Quaker business, Luke Howard travelled across the country where he noticed the differences in temperature in the newly industrialised cities. In doing so he was the first person to identify what are now known as Urban Heat Islands which are implicated in Climate Change.

Come along to a meeting on Sunday 24 April at 11.30am at Lordship Hub to find out about and help carry out the plans to celebrate this inspiring figure – ideas already being developed include a Luke Howard Weather Station, Cloud Interpretation boards at Lordship Rec and a weekend of events 26/27 November 2022 including talks, poetry, art, photography, camera obscura and cloud viewing.

Something else to celebrate on Luke Howard’s anniversary is the success of the Hub in obtaining funding to install solar panels which are a clean, green source of energy and a great way to reduce their carbon footprint. The sun is a free source of energy and important for reducing reliability on oil and gas.

Find out more about Luke Howard
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Friends of Lordship AGM

Sunday April 3rd, 2pm at Lordship Hub

The Friends of Lordship Rec are holding our Annual General Meeting at Lordship Hub on Sunday April 3rd . ALL WELCOME to find out what we have been doing over the past year in the Rec, what plans we have for the future and how you can join the Friends and participate in the future improvement of our beautiful park. Refreshments provided.

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop Saturday 5 March 10 – 4 at The Hub, Lordship Rec
Learn how to graft one variety of Apple onto a baby tree – and take it home with you! The workshop will be led by Michelle Lawson, a qualified and experienced gardener and Orchard worker. Everything you need will be provided – trees, tools, pots, compost and little apple branches to graft, choose from a wide variety of cooking and eating apples. No experience necessary. Places are limited so booking is essential. Cost is £15 to cover some of the costs of the materials and tuition (but reductions are available if the cost is prohibitive for you). To book a place email Sally at

Next Friends Meeting

Sunday 6th March, 2pm at Lordship Hub

The Friends of Lordship Rec actively welcomes new people to get involved in protecting, maintaining and developing Lordship Rec. Put the date in your diary and get involved!

Tottenham Clouds Appreciation!

This year is the 250th anniversary (28th November) of the birth
of Bruce Grove resident, and world-famous scientist:
Luke Howard, the Namer of Clouds
Are you interested in helping to commemorate this inspiring figure?
Some ideas already include creating a Luke Howard Weather Station and
Cloud Interpretation boards at Lordship Rec and a weekend of events
26/27 November 2022 including talks, poetry, art and cloud viewing.Come along to a planning meeting
Sunday 23 January at 1pm
at Lordship Hub – by the lake
in the middle of Lordship Rec, N17 6NU

Find out more about Luke Howard

The room will be arranged to incorporate social distancing. Please bring a mask to wear.  For those unable to physically attend, you can do so by zoom:
[If needed:  Meeting ID: 823 7663 7038   Passcode: 608570   Phone 0208 080 6591]

Merry Cristmas and a Happy New Year

Best wishes of the season to all Rec lovers from The Friends of Lordship Rec. This year we were 20yrs old and look forward to another year of success with the help of more volunteers. Join us in 2022 to make our beautiful park even better!