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Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

01 March 2020

This rather fine picture of a Routemaster bus on route 29 passing Woolworths in Palmers Green is the cover photo for a new Facebook group called Palmers Green Past, started by Alan Turbero in November last year.

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05 February 2020

The Theatres Trust has restated its opposition to the demolition of the Intimate Theatre. The recently deceased Nicholas Parsons appeared there in 1947, calling it a 'well regarded' theatre.

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02 February 2020

enfield society article about broomfield house
Each edition of the quarterly newsletter published by the Enfield Society has one or more articles about historic buildings in the borough, many of them written by Stephen Gilburt. Over the years these have built up to form a rich resource for anyone interested in finding out about Enfield's history and heritage, but even though the newsletters are available online there has been no way of easily finding articles of interest. That is, until now.

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07 January 2020

On 7th January a group of the Friends of Broomfield Park and the Broomfield House Trust met to unveil a plaque recording the planting in 2010 of a mulberry tree in Broomfield Park by local historian Peter Brown. This may nitially seem slightly eccentric, but it has its roots in the history of Broomfield House

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03 November 2019

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.

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06 August 2019

A shell-shaped tablet, placed in Broomfield Park when it was opened in 1903, is to be restored and its wording re-inscribed.

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04 August 2019

A strongly worded objection to the planning application for demolition of the Intimate Theatre has been submitted by the Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres.

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17 July 2019

Southgate District Civic Trust have reported that a pub in the Southgate Circus conservation area has been demolished without planning permission having been obtained.

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03 July 2019

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of St Monica's Hall (the Intimate Theatre) and its replacement by a new-build parish centre for St Monica's church and a block of six apartments. The campaign to save the theatre is appealing to supporters to submit objections to the application.

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29 May 2019

We would like to invite you to Bernie Grant Arts Centre’s Windrush Festival - our first ever festival highlighting the vital contribution the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made to the cultural landscape of the UK.

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29 May 2019

Horses are rarely seen now on the roads in Southgate but were once a common sight. Cars have now replaced carts and carriages. Petrol stations have replaced drinking troughs. There are presently nine remaining drinking troughs located in Enfield and these have all been planted out. Selborne Bowling Club took the community initiative to plant out this trough to brighten up this part of The Green opposite their club.

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20 May 2019

In 2019 we have been reporting about the introduction of new trains for Palmers Green and plans for new schools in the north west of the borough. 60 years ago PG was also celebrating new trains, and a new school was being built in Oakwood. And the Mayor at the time was someone whose name remains well known in Palmers Green. All this and more event in Broomfield Park can be discovered in Southgate Newsreel No 1.

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06 May 2019

If you have objects, stories or photographs from World War II in Enfield that you think would contribute towards the next exhibition at the Museum of Enfield, please bring them to the World War II Community Day on 18th May.

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13 March 2019

The open day at All Saints church in Edmonton on 16th March will include information about a possible archaeological and oral history project.

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25 February 2019

Historic England has published a revised version of its Advice Note on Conservation Area Appraisal, Designation and Management

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20 February 2019

Catholic churches belonging to the Enfield Deanery are asking parishioners to write to MPs and councillors complaining about Enfield Council's decision to register St Monica's Large Hall/Intimate Theatre as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The reaction of the Save the Intimate Theatre campaign has been to express hope that the letters to elected representatives might provide a 'longed for opportunity' for a meeting to take place with all interested parties present.

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10 February 2019

The formal opening of the rebuilt Shaftesbury Hall in Bowes Park took place on Saturday 9th February. The building is owned by North London Samaritans and replaces a Victorian 'tin tabernacle' - a small chapel built predominantly of corrugated metal.

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09 February 2019

This is an amended version of the article originally issued on 6th February republishing 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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30 January 2019

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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28 January 2019

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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