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Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

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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29 April 2018

The Lamb Festival 2018: Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd June. An arts Festival at All Saints, Edmonton, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb. You can find the wonderful 2017 Festival Diary here - save the dates and come and join us! (And don't forget - for the fourth year running, there's free admission to ALL Festival events, so why not come and try something new?) 2017 LAMB FESTIVAL DIARY As before, there will be poetry and photography competitions - three prizes.......

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03 April 2018

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. The Service's accreditation status was announced at the end of March by the UK Archive Service Accreditation Partnership.  The panel awarding accreditation looks at "an organisation’s ability to develop, care for, and provide access to its collections, and those areas such as resources and planning which.......

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01 March 2018

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. Land girls in Southgate Park, during WWII. Source: Enfield Local Studies Centre. 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. Farm manager Kate McGeevor explains:.......

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27 February 2018

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. The unveiling will take place at 10.30am on 8th March - International Women's Day.  Palmers Green Triangle has.......

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21 February 2018

The Broomfield House Trust and Enfield Museum Service have agreed to hold a joint exhibition, "Hidden Treasures: Revealing Broomfield House", at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield from 23 July 2018 until 6 January 2019. The Broomfield House Trust will be using donations and a grant from the Enfield Society to fund the restoration and display of the Minerva panel of the Lanscroon Murals, which will be the centre piece of the display. We are awaiting formal permission from Enfield Counci,l who "own".......

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13 February 2018

This year's Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Museum promises 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). Saturday 17 February 11.00am - 4.30pm Haringey Local History Fair at Bruce Castle Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU .......

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13 February 2018

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 throughout Enfield borough. To list just some of the articles: Enfield's award-winning new council housing in Ponders End and Enfield Wash The Local Heritage List for Enfield (to be read in conjunction with this earlier report on PGC) Blocking of access to the historic Clarendon Arch Planting trees in.......

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05 January 2018

If you've ever wondered about the "obelisk" in Bounds Green Road, its history and the story of the person is commemorates are recounted by Harringay Online. The obelisk, actually a drinking fountain, was erected in 1879, originally in the middle of the road, but is now located on the grass, opposite Nightingale Gardens.  It commemorates Mrs Catherine Smithies of Earlham Grove, Wood Green, founder of the Band of Mercy Movement.  The Band of Mercy was a predecessor of the RSPCA. .......

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