Remember Me     Forgot Login?   Sign up  

Share this article

broomfield park shell before restoration

When Broomfield Park was opened to the public in 1903, Southgate Urban District Council commemorated the occasion by commissioning a large shell-shaped tablet engraved with information about the purchase and the names of councillors and key officers.

This was originally placed on the main drive from the white gates, but was later removed to the nearby border. The shell has decayed through pollution and moss and lichen growth, and the lettering has almost disappeared.

PAYE Conservation has been selected to carry out restoration of the monument, which will be funded by a generous grant from the Heritage of London Trust.

The details of the restoration programme are now being worked out, but I hope that the task will be completed later this summer.

broomfield park shell with added wording

The wording which will be recut is shown in this edited photo, though the exact lettering and layout may be different from my own version.

Colin Younger
Chair, the Broomfield House Trust

Log in to comment

See also...

  • 03 November 2019

Bringing a vintage building back to life

The weekend after next will see the lights go back on and the sound of footsteps and voices return to one of several larger shops in Palmers Green that are currently unoccupied. 240-244 Green Lanes is the venue for PG Vintage Flea, which will see the 1920s-vintage building filled with a multitude of stalls selling all things... vintage. Cara McDonagh and Sue Beard trace the story of the former Iceland store. Read more

  • 12 August 2019

Broomfield's Bottleneck Blues

Photographer Barbara Luckhurst was again on hand at Sunday's Broomfield Blues and has sent us shots of the two slide guitarists in action. Read more