Rocky – we are very sad to have to announce that Rocky, who founded and coordinated the Rockstone Bike Hub at the front of the park, has passed away. He will be sorely missed by us all. There was a memorial gathering at Rockstone’s on Wednesday 30th November arranged by his family and friends.
Lordship Rec videos We’ve set up a video page on our website – www.lordshiprec.org.uk/gallery – with many of the key videos taken about the Rec recently and over the years. One of them is an interview in 2020 with Rocky – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NyQCAuJN_k There’s many other informative and inspiring videos there as well – why not have a browse?
Lordship Rec: New Weather Station and the world’s first Cloud Appreciation Park! In honour of the 250th anniversary of Tottenham resident Luke Howard, the ‘namer of clouds’, we helped organise a month of events and exhibitions, including last Saturday’s activities for kids and a special Clouds Day last Sunday. Over 150 people took part in the weekend’s activities, discussions, talks, and a film show, and the Hub’s new weather station was launched. Its never been more important for us all to understand weather issues and take action to reverse climate change. At the top of the park, near the Higham Road entrance, we held a ceremony with reps from the Met Office, Cloud Appreciation Society, the deputy mayor of Haringey, and a descendant of Luke Howard, to unveil our new ‘Cloud Gazing In Lordship Rec’ interpretation board and declare Lordship Rec the world’s first Cloud Appreciation Park. You can watch the ceremony video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF24qNZ5iK4