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300 years of Quakers in Tottenham

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Tottenham Quakers

Football in Tottenham

The Tramway from Tottenham to London opened in 1881.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was started in 1880. Some time in the 1930s a game was played by the Friends Club team and the Spurs Junior Team. The Friends Club lost, but perhaps it was just a friendly game.

Ted Willis (later Lord Willis) recalls in his autobiography
"a peculiar local invention was Tottenham Cake. It consisted of a scone like base covered with lurid pink icing. It was baked in long flat trays, then cut into cubes, which retailed for a penny each. Luckily the cake was not always cut evenly or the icing uniformly spread, and the smaller defective pieces were sold off at half price.

"In 1901 it was given away free to local children to celebrate the Spurs first victory in the FA Cup Final"

Henry Chalkley, the baker, was a Friend. The tradition of a Tottenham cake is continued today at Tottenham Friends Meeting. Now baked by Peter Brown, the pink icing is usually achieved by using mulberries off the tree in the burial ground.


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