Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

08 February 2023

The Trent Park House Trust will be running an oral history project during 2023 and is keen to contact people with a personal connection to the house. The Trust is also recruiting volunteers to interview people and record their memories.

01 February 2023

This week Palmers Green's most notable Fox will be coming out of a very long hibernation. Much of the credit for its survival belongs to Sue Beard, the local chronicler behind the website Palmers Green Jewel in the North.

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01 February 2023

Have you ever wondered what exactly Chase Side in Southgate was the side of, or indeed what Southgate was the South Gate of? The Enfield Society is making available free of charge two books that tell the fascinating stories behind these two local names, and many more.

24 January 2023

River of Stories is a film about the Pymmes Brook and its people. Pymmes BrookERS walked this stretch of the river with communities, walking and talking the river into being. What people said about the river became the soundtrack of this film.

10 January 2023

It's ten years this month since the Palmers Green Community website was revealed to the world (actually, to a handful of people in PG). How did it come about? What did it look like and report? What was in the first newsletter? What events were happening locally back then?

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19 October 2022

On Saturday Enfield Town's Culture Palace (located inside the Palace Gardens shopping centre) will be hosting a grand celebration of the stories of some of our borough's many communities. Stories of Enfield Celebration Day will consist of activities for people of all ages run by eight of the 13 community organisations who were awarded lottery funding to run projects under the banner of Stories of Enfield.

12 October 2022

A new piece of permanent artwork at Palmers Green Triangle provides a memorial to one of PG's most famous former residents, the poet Stevie Smith, who up to now has been memorialised only by a blue plaque on the house in Avondale Road where she lived for nearly all her life.

13 September 2022

On Sunday 25th September Enfield residents are invited to an informal drop-in event in Enfield Town Park to learn about the progress of a 'living memorial' to local people who have been lost during the Covid pandemic.

12 July 2022

Pymmes BrookERS have postponed this weekend's discovery walk along part of the Pymmes Brook because of the high temperatures forecast for Sunday. The walk will now take place on Sunday 31st July.

06 July 2022

Collage Arts are running a free 3-week course to create an online zine, intended to allow people from all backgrounds to celebrate the diverse and rich culture of Britishness and the impact that people of colour have had on the UK for centuries.

15 June 2022

Archaeological work at the site of a Tudor royal palace in Enfield restarts next month. There will be opportunities to join in the "dig" and also to act as oral historians by interviewing people involved in the project or by helping film the interviews. Also during July there will be family days at the site of the palace and a definitive archaeological and historical study will be published.

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13 June 2022

The Enfield Society is looking for volunteers to help it and Enfield Council update the borough's local heritage list.

08 June 2022

A three-month open-air exhibition at town centre locations around the borough will reveal how the Dugdale Centre will look when it reopens in the winter.

08 June 2022

During June and July there will be two opportunities to find out more about the walking trail and the river that pass through Palmers Green en route from Barnet to Edmonton.

29 March 2022

Palmers Green Action Team is recruiting an artist to create a site-specific work to celebrate the life of celebrated poet and PG resident Stevie Smith. This will be one of the Stories of Enfield projects - community heritage activities that are receiving funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

09 March 2022

To the 'huge disappointment' of the Theatres Trust, Enfield's planning committee last night gave the go-ahead for St Monica's church to demolish the Intimate Theatre. In a statement issued to the press today, the statutory body called the building in Green Lanes 'a rare example of a repertory theatre design from the inter-war period with a rich cultural history that cannot be replaced'.

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07 March 2022

Ahead of Tuesday's planning committee meeting, the statutory body set up to advise on the future of theatres in England has restated its opposition to demolition of the Intimate Theatre and has set out the reasons why it considers that facilities for theatre provision in the proposed replacement building are inadequate

04 March 2022

The future of the Intimate Theatre will be discussed by Enfield's planning committee for the third time next week. A slightly revised application designed to satisfy demands for a theatre-type facility in the replacement building is on the agenda for the committee's meeting on Tuesday 8th March

02 March 2022

Gemma Singleton, an inhouse producer at television company DSP, has been in touch in connection with an future documentary about the 1952 Great Smog:

08 December 2021

A Palmers Green-based artist has used contemporary IT tools to pay homage to four north London tube stations that are outstanding examples of 1930s Modernist architecture, plus an example of an older style of station building at the heart of PG.