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20 December 2017

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. This once top secret intelligence gathering was carried out at three large country houses that had been requisitioned, one being Trent Park.  Fritz Lustig, a refugee from Nazi Germany, did not himself work at Trent Park, but as one of only two surviving.......

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12 December 2017

Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre have been publishing videos about the restoration work.  There are three introductory films (the first is number 2 for some reason)... <?php//some text to stop all the films showing on the website home page - though it may not have any effect. ?> {youtube}QPiHDMapf4k{/youtube}  {youtube}M2R7f1BpdQI{/youtube} {youtube}9D6pJKIufrA{/youtube} ...and a new film showing progress to date. {youtube}kjH1uEKIBio{/youtube} Friends of the.......

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25 November 2017

A World War 1 officer who was awarded the Victoria Cross is to be commemorated at a ceremony taking place in the street in New Southgate where he was born. At 11am on 1st December a specially made paving stone will be unveiled at a short commemorative event in honour of Captain Alastair McReady-Diarmid. Attendees will include the Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Christine Hamilton, Bambos Charalambous MP, Councillors and members of the Middlesex Regiment, as well as relatives of Captain.......

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22 November 2017

The Local List was published jointly by Enfield Council and the Enfield SocietyHard work and foot slogging put in by teams of volunteers has been rewarded by finalisation and publication of a new heritage list covering the entire London Borough of Enfield. The Enfield Local Heritage List was published last week by the council's Heritage Officer, but the organisation which took the lead in drawing up the list was the Enfield Society, aided by the Enfield Conservation Advisory Group,.......

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14 November 2017

The war memorial in Broomfield Park dates from 1929 and has some unique features. It is currently closed for restoration but was opened temporarily for last week's service.Did you know that there are at least 116 war memorials in Enfield? War memorials can be found in schools, places of worship, clubs and work places. They come in a variety of forms, such as: the memorial to the Men of Edmonton, now standing on the busy roundabout at Edmonton Green; the lychgate at St Stephens.......

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03 November 2017

Do you know women who worked in industry and manufacture in Enfield?  If so, you could help artist Rachael Nee in a new lottery-funded project that she has just embarked on.  Rachael will be collecting stories and pictures that will contribute towards a new publication, website and exhibition - Enfield Making History - Women at Work: Then and Now. Last month Rachael began a 12-week term as Artist-in-Residence at Building BloQs, located at Meridian Water, Edmonton.  Building BloQs.......

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05 October 2017

This week's newspapers carry obituaries for Jack Good, the TV producer behind Six-Five Special and Oh Boy! who reputedly helped launch the early career of Cliff Richard.  In addition to playing a very important part in the UK's musical revolution of the late fifties and sixties, he was also a TV and film actor and producer of musicals such as Catch My Soul.  He was himself the subject of a West End musical, Good Rockin' Tonite, in the 1990s. The reason for bringing this up is that.......

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19 September 2017

Catherine Lee-Smith is involved in the launch of a new oral history project: Living Memories of Forty Hall.  Click here to send an email to Catherine. Photo by Pterre reproduced under Creative Commons by 3.0 licence My name is Catherine and I am assisting Verity Roberts in setting up a Forty Hall Oral History Group. OUR AIMS & OBJECTIVES: To discover and capture local peoples’ experience of Forty Hall and the impact that this place has had on their lives. To record this.......

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12 July 2017

Following three public consultations and discussions with Enfield planning officers, the planning application for the redevelopment of the former Middlesex University campus in Trent Park will go before the Planning Committee on Tuesday 18th July. Berkeley Homes are applying to refurbish the mansion and some other historic buildings, demolish most of the more recent former university buildings and create a total of 262 residential units. A notable inclusion in the plans is the reservation of.......

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02 April 2017

The latest publication by the Enfield Archaeological Society (EAS) provides a definitive description and analysis of all the known Roman archaeology in the London Borough of Enfield. First Stop North Of Londinium: The Archaeology of Roman Enfield and its Roadline Settlement has been written by Martin J. Dearne with contributions by Geoffrey Gilbert and Roger Dorner.  The title refers to the fact that the settlement that grew up around Ermine Street - an important Roman road linking London.......

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14 March 2017

Talkies Community Cinema has never been known to rest on its laurels.  This month the locally based "pop-up" cinema will be launching its third HERE film festival with a special event featuring for the first time a live orchestra.  The film in question is of great historical importance and was itself a groundbreaking achievement when it was first shown just over a hundred years ago. Talkies' screening of The Battle of the Somme on 22nd March at Heartlands High School will form part.......

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26 February 2017

The latest addition to the PGC Community Directory is a hockey club in Southgate which offers free weekly training sessions to members and non-members alike and is on the lookout for more members. Southgate Adelaide is a men's club, but shares its facilities with a ladies' club,  Hendon and Mill Hill Hockey Club It runs three/four teams playing on the astroturf pitch at Ashmole Academy (Southgate, N14 5RJ) and does its socialising just down the road at the Walker Ground Clubhouse.......

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07 February 2017

The second Southgate Civic Week will be from 10th to 18th June 2017. Southgate District Civic Trust are extending an invitation to local groups to add their own events to the week's activities

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25 January 2017

Toys and Games wanted! Enfield Museum is planning its 2017 exhibition, ‘Terrific Toys: Made and Played in Enfield’ which is set to open at the Dugdale on Thursday 13th  April, running through to January 2018. This free exhibition will explore 100 years of toys and games played with by Enfield children and investigate some of the borough’s factories that produced famous name toys. Are you a collector with a significant collection of toys from the past century? Do you.......

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08 January 2017

Haringey Federation of Residents Associations and Haringey Friends of Parks Forum have produced three booklets describing walks across the borough that trace the history of Wood Green and Tottenham and visit their highlights:  a palace, a castle, numerous conservation areas, several parks and London's own River Moselle (without vineyards, unfortunately). The booklets can be obtained from libraries in Haringey or downloaded using the links below. Alexandra Palace to Bruce Castle.......

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08 November 2016

Berkeley Homes have submitted a planning application for their scheme to build housing on the former Middlesex University campus in Trent Park. The application is listed thus: 16/04324/FUL  |  Phased redevelopment of site to provide a total of 262 residential units (134 apartments, 128 houses, including 18 affordable units) with museum, cafe and leisure uses, ancillary parking, vehicle and pedestrian access routes and cycle ways, involving the demolition of Bevan Hall, Lakeview,.......

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07 November 2016

Actress Helen Lederer's grandfather fled to Britain from Czechoslovakia to escape the Nazis.  Save Trent Park have posted a clip from the TV series War Hero in my Family in which she finds out about other relatives who failed to escape and about her grandfather's role as a Secret Listener at Trent Park........

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03 August 2016

The campaign to create a museum in part of the Trent Park mansion is continuing.  So far more than 3800 people have signed an online petition which has the goal of persuading the Berkeley Group to set aside a sufficiently large area within the building for a museum that would truly do justice to the important subject of the mansion's World War II intelligence gathering role. If you missed the TV programme broadcast earlier this week on More 4, it's also available on youTube (see.......

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24 May 2016

The company that owns the former university campus in Trent Park is hoping to create 245 new homes on the site.  It is willing for part of the historic mansion to be used as a museum, but campaigners are disappointed with the amount of space the company is willing to allocate to this purpose.  There will be a public meeting about the campaign for a museum on 16th June. The Emerging Masterplan Berkeley Homes revealed details of how their ideas for development of the former campus are.......

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11 May 2016

In support of a national charity's campaign to record and maintain the country's war memorials, a local church is providing access to information about fallen World War I servicemen. Christ Church Southgate Green will be making its WWI Lives Remembered exhibition materials available to the participants in the Civic Voice war memorials workshop, which will be held at the similarly named church in Cockfosters on Friday 13th May. All the display boards from last November's exhibition can now be.......

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