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Signpost at Palmers Green Triangle - photo by Stephen McKay

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If you're interested in the local history of Palmers Green, Southgate, Winchmore Hill, Edmonton and Enfield, there are a number of societies which put on regular lectures and talks and provide research facilitiies.  We list some of these in our Community Directory in the History category, but you should also investigate the Conservation Groups, Residents' Associations and North London the Web categories.

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

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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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