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Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

Digging up Enfield's past palace

The second programme in the Channel 5 archeology series Digging up Britains Past will show the excavations carried out by Enfield Archeological Society at the site of Elsyng Palace

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09 January 2019

Intimate Theatre gains Asset of Community Value status

The Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green has been registered as an Asset of Community Value

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11 December 2018

The resurrection of the "Tin Tabernacle"

The transformation of a semi-derelict "tin tabernacle" in Bowes Park into a modern facility for use by the Samaritans in their life-saving work is now complete.

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28 November 2018

A new Home of the Blues in Southgate

St Harmonica's Blues Club will be moving to a new venue in January.

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13 November 2018

Southgate Remembers: A Week of Reflection and Remembrance

Christ Church, Southgate in Waterfall Road will be hosting “Southgate Remembers”, from Sunday 4th November to Sunday 11th November 2018. This is a week of reflection and remembrance, with displays and exhibits, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

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14 October 2018

Save the Phoenix campaign launched

An online petition has been launched in opposition to plans to transfer the running of East Finchley's Phoenix Cinema to the Curzon chain.

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02 October 2018

"Intimate" destruction?

There may soon be one fewer historic building in Palmers Green following news this week of plans to demolish the Intimate Theatre and replace it with a new parish centre and flats.

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07 September 2018

Help Romeo survey the changing cultural landscape

Romeo is inviting Palmers Green Community to help him survey changes to the cultural landscape.

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08 August 2018

"400 years old, and it still works!" The construction of the New River

For the Institution of Civil Engineers' annual Smeaton Lecture in 2014, Andrew C Smith described how the extraordinarily ambitious New River project was conceived and executed, with particular focus on the role of the engineer Edmund Colthurst.

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27 July 2018

Playing football in Fox Lane

Palmers Green Tales has made four short films interviewing Professor Kurt Barling about his life.

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25 July 2018

Help launch a guide to Art Deco, Modernist and Brutalist architecture ​in the suburbs of London

The publisher of a successful website celebrating various styles of Modernist architecture in the London suburbs has launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising sufficient funds to publish the information on his website in book form. Among the buildings that the book will cover are the remarkable Piccadilly Line stations in our area, such as Southgate and Arnos Grove.

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07 May 2018

Edmonton festival offers photography and poetry prizes

The 2018 Lamb Festival will be held at All Saints Edmonton from 16th to 22nd June. Entries for the photography and poetry competitions must be submitted by 11th May.

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29 April 2018

Behind the Scenes at the Enfield Museum and Archives

Enfield's newly accredited Museum and Archive Service this month launches a programme of events in which visitors are invited in to learn about some of the objects in its collection.

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03 April 2018

Do you have memories of Forty Hall Farm?

The search is on for Enfield residents who have previously worked at Forty Hall Farm, or anyone who has memories of the Farm and its history. Thanks to funding from The Enfield Society, Forty Hall Farm in north Enfield has been awarded a project grant to produce a series of information boards for visitors, to tell the history of the Farm and farming in Enfield.

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01 March 2018

Celebrating PG's role in the campaign for women's suffrage

2018 is the centenary year of the extension of the right to vote to (some) women. In recognition of the fact that many leading campaigners for women's suffrage lived in and around Palmers Green, Southgate and Winchmore Hill and that local halls, churches and schools hosted campaign meetings, Enfield Council will next month be unveiling a plaque at Palmers Green Triangle.

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27 February 2018

Broomfield House and Park: Your memories wanted!

Enfield Museum will be mounting an exhibition about Broomfield House and Park and is asking people to supply stories, related objects or pictures.

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21 February 2018

A fascinating line-up of talks at this Saturday's Haringey Local History Fair

This year's Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum promised a fascinating and very varied series of talks. Highlights include a talk about Holocaust survivor and local artist Moshe Galili and the story of the Gestetner factory (fascinating for me, because I use to use a Gestetner in the early 1960s to produce flyers for my mother's concerts).

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13 February 2018

Plenty to read in the Enfield Society Spring Newsletter

The Enfield Society have published their quarterly newsletter for Spring 2018, and as always it's packed with interesting articles and news covering conservation matters and local history.

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13 February 2018

The history of the Bounds Green Road obelisk

If you've ever wondered about the "obelisk" in Bounds Green Road, its history is recounted by Harringay Online.

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05 January 2018

The last of the "secret listeners" has died

The Trent Park Museum Trust has announced the death of Fritz Lustig, the last of the 'secret listeners' who collected invaluable intelligence by listening in to bugged conversations between German prisoners of war during World War 2.

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20 December 2017