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Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

20 November 2014

Truro House is a Grade ll listed building on the corner of Green Lanes and Oakthorpe Road which is on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register. The entry reads, “Early to mid C19 detached villa with C19 stable block. Enfield have written to owners with a suggested schedule for repair works, awaiting timetable. A residential scheme was agreed in 2009 and the legal agreement remains to be concluded.” In the Truro House section of Palmers Green Community we shall be publishing news.......

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01 November 2014

Southgate District Civic Trust and Enfield Grammar School are combining to place a local blue plaque on the house where pioneer wildlife photographer Oliver Pike (1877-1963) lived with his family from 1882 to 1914, 96 Green Dragon Lane in Winchmore Hill, which was the location for his early natural history photographs and books. The plaque will be unveiled on 16 November 2014 at 2pm by two of Oliver Pike’s grandsons, Jonathan and Richard Dollimore. Oliver Pike was probably the first.......

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11 October 2014

If you travel to Bowes Park station, walk up the stairs from the platform and turn right (towards Bounds Green), the first building you encounter when leaving the station is Shaftesbury Hall, a former chapel now known locally as the "Tin Tabernacle".  It's a rare survivor of a type of metal self-assembly church that sprang up the Victorian era, but is now in a state of disrepair. Shaftesbury Hall aka the Tin TabernacleSince 1974 the Tin Tabernacle has belonged to North London Samaritans,.......

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06 October 2014

In the centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, the Friends of Broomfield Park are hoping that money will be made available for the restoration of the Park's Garden of Remembrance, which has fallen into serious disrepair. Remembrance Garden pond with fountain (1930s)The bid for money is a joint project by the Friends and Enfield Council.  At the request of the Friends the Council last month applied to the War Memorials Trust for a grant of up to £30,000 to restore the.......

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09 August 2014

Old photographs of Enfield and Winchmore Hill.  Part of the Enfield North London Google+.......

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05 August 2014

The centenary of the outbreak of World War One was commemorated by Enfield Council at a ceremony held in Broomfield Park on Monday 4th August. The Last Post is sounded in Broomfield ParkThe ceremony took place in the Garden of Remembrance, where the Mayor of Enfield, Councillor Ali Bakir, unveiled a visitor information board prepared by the Friends of Broomfield Park. The Friends of Broomfield Park website has more photographs taken at the WW1 commemoration as well as photographs of the.......

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29 July 2014

A young society, only formed in 1999, but active, not only in researching the past, but also in recording the present for future local historians.  It is named Friern Barnet “and District” as a reflection of its interest in its neighbouring areas of North Finchley, New Southgate, Whetstone and South Friern. Its aims are to encourage the preservation of things of local interest, to study and record local history and to arrange lectures on topics of local and general historical interest........

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27 July 2014

An open Facebook group where people can share memories and photographs of Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill in days gone by........

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27 July 2014

The Branch meets on Tuesdays at 8pm in Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield........

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27 July 2014

This society was founded in 1936 as the Enfield Preservation Society (EPS), and renamed The Enfield Society (TES) in 2007. It has about 2000 members and is one of the most active amenity societies in the country. The Enfield Society has a record of vigorous action in defence of the local environment by practical conservation and campaigning. There is also a strong social section. The Society is a registered charity, No.276451. Enfield’s environment is threatened as never before. Open spaces.......

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14 July 2014

Locally based history walks guide Joe Studman will be running his course on the history of Enfield, Southgate and Edmonton for the third time, starting in September.  Details are given below, or you can visit the Jaywalks website for further information about Joe's walks and courses. An Introduction to the history of Enfield, Southgate & Edmonton This six-week course will introduce the student to the history of the London Borough of Enfield. No previous knowledge required. Each.......

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27 May 2014

Saturday sees the start of the first ever Lamb Festival, a week of free events in All Saints Church, Edmonton, to commemorate the lives and work of Edmonton's most celebrated literary siblings - Charles and Mary Lamb. All the events are free (though donations are welcomed). They include: a new puppet play about the Lambs a recital of music produced by composers who struggled with their mental health.  With Anna Tilbrook and three members of the Keats Quartet. an illustrated talk a.......

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07 May 2014

TMyddleton Road Thenake the train one stop to Bowes Park, turn left at the top of the stairs, and you find yourself in Myddleton Road.  A once thriving shopping street and community hub, neglected for many years and very shabby, only retaining some of its Victorian shopfronts, with many shops empty or used as illegal houses in multiple occupation - in some places resembling a ghost street.  But despite this it's a special street, heart of a conservation area, and it's slowly coming.......

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07 May 2014

Waitrose Palmers Green has chosen to support the restoration of the Garden of Remembrance in Broomfield park as one of its three charities for the month of May. If you are shopping in Waitrose please place your green tokens in our box so that we can get the maximum amount from the £500 pot of money to be distributed between the three charities for May. Opening of Broomfield Park garden of remembrance in 1929The Friends of Broomfield Park are planning to use the money towards funding a visitor.......

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29 April 2014

Betty Wright was born in Southgate Town Hall in 1927 and grew up there.  She would love to see its interior again before the developers get to work turning it into flats.  Someone trying to help her achieve that ambition is Suzanne Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North, who recently wrote an open letter to a number of Enfield councillors asking them to try to arrange this, pointing out that she had earlier written to the then Mayor making the same request, but after a promising.......

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11 February 2014

A new locally based arts festival is running essay and photographic competitions which will be open only to Enfield residents or students at schools in the borough. Grave of Charles and Mary Lamb in the churchyard of All Saints EdmontonThe week-long Lamb Festival will be held at All Saints Church in Edmonton starting on 31st May. It will celebrate two of Edmonton's most famous residents - the 18th Century essayist and poet Charles Lamb and his sister Mary, who was also a writer and collaborated.......

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22 January 2014

Joe Studman of Jaywalks will be reprising his course on the history of Enfield, Edmonton and Southgate in March. The course, run in conjunction with the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, will be held on six Monday evenings at the Dugdale Centre, starting on 3rd March, at a cost of £50. Each week's class will be divided into two halves, the first presenting a chronological history from earliest times to the 20th century, the second exploring a particular location (eg Enfield Town) and its.......

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27 December 2013

Palmers Green has another new website! The latest addition is Palmers Green Tales, created by a project team led by Jenny Bourke and including  Suzanne Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North fame. Palmers Green Tales will be recording the history of Palmers Green in both oral and visual form - presenting local people's memories in words and, wherever possible, including video clips of the interviews. All the Tales on the website will feature people who have spent time in and around.......

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29 July 2013

Three locally based organisations are cooperating on an aural history project designed to discover how the arrival of rock'n'roll in the UK sixty years ago affected life in Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Southgate and Enfield.  The question being posed by Joe Studman of Jaywalks, Sue Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North and Southgate District Civic Trust is: Do you remember the first days of rock and roll? How did it impact on you and your family? What did you wear and where did.......

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20 November 2014

  Question 1.  What do think is good about the area? Good transport services ie Buses and trains (b) Multi Cultural population Question 2.  What do you think is less good about the area? (a) no public toilet facilities (b) poor car parking facilities Question 3. What would you like to see to improve the area? (a) clean and maintained public toilet facilities (b) a small private covered shopping Mall with a variety of shops Question 4b. Specific aspects – parking.......

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