The Hub Huddle: The Model traffic area


News, info, thoughts and links from Lordship Hub, Lordship Rec and Central Tottenham

24th April 2020

Hi everyone. We hope this finds you well.

Welcome to the the ‘Hub Huddle’, keeping you connected to the Hub and Lordship Rec in these difficult and disconnected times.

We thought we would start with a bit of historical fun. A celebration of our unique Model Traffic Area. Pre-WW2 and pre-Pandemic, in 1938, the Minister of Transport, opens this fantastic new facility for the “kiddies” of Tottenham, the world’s first!. This sensational video is real, I promise!

Original Model Traffic Area

Bike Fest in 2013 celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Model Traffic Area

The bike theme continues in the rec today:
Rockstone Bike Workshop by the Lordship Lane Gate, where you can learn about how to mend your bike, get your bike fixed, buy or hire a bike: 020 8802 5642. Rockstone also run Brakethru Cycling Club, special cycle sessions for adults with a disability.
Wheely Tots a bike based charity who work with families supporting them to be healthy confident and resilient:
Tottenham BMX Club use the Lordship Rec loop track to train bmxers:
Cycle Confident a Council run bike organisation running cycle skills sessions in the Rec:, 020 3031 6730.

For the future, we want to chronicle the lock down with examples of neighbourhood projects you have been involved in, moments of collective joy and new skills you or your family have developed or shared during lockdown be it fabulous artwork, crafts or poetry/prose or delicious cookery (with recipes). Send photos, documents or videos to

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