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Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

10 February 2019

The formal opening of the rebuilt Shaftesbury Hall in Bowes Park took place on Saturday 9th February. The building is owned by North London Samaritans and replaces a Victorian 'tin tabernacle' - a small chapel built predominantly of corrugated metal.

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09 February 2019

This is an amended version of the article originally issued on 6th February reporting statements about the future of St Monica's Large Hall/The Intimate Theatre made by the leader of Enfield Council, the parish priest at St Monica's Church and the Save the Intimate Theatre campaign.

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30 January 2019

Memorials to staff of the former Southgate Council who were killed in action during the two world wars were today formally unveiled in their new home in Palmers Green Library.

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28 January 2019

On Wednesday 30th January the Mayor of Enfield will formally re-dedicate war memorials which were originally located within the former Southgate Town Hall but are now installed inside Palmers Green Library.

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23 January 2019

On Sunday afternoon the curtain came down on Snow White and, if its owners have their way, also on the Intimate Theatre. Fittingly, the theatrical company putting on the final show at the Intimate was St Monica's Players, named after St Monica's church, which owns the property, and the group which is most associated with the campaign to prevent demolition of this historic Palmers Green landmark.

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09 January 2019

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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11 December 2018

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

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28 November 2018

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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13 November 2018

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

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14 October 2018

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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02 October 2018

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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07 September 2018

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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08 August 2018

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

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27 July 2018

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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25 July 2018

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

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07 May 2018

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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