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30 October 2023
Residents are being invited to contribute ideas to a project to reopen a historic school building in Edmonton as a community hub which will provide training opportunities for young people in the borough.
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30 August 2023
WEA Enfield & Southgate courses resume towards the end of September, either online or at Enfield Baptist Church.
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11 August 2023
Ahead of the opening of a museum in part of the historic mansion at its heart, projects to carry out further in-depth research into Trent Park's vital World War 2 intelligence-gathering role are already yielding results. In parallel, an interactive project to teach local children about the activities of the 'secret listeners' is being readied for roll-out across Enfield schools.
18 July 2023
A new self-guided walk booklet will take you around 21 of Palmers Green's architectural and heritage highlights and reveal fascinating snippets about our local history. For instance, did you know about the time when three crowned heads of European states got together around a PG table?
07 July 2023
As part of ongoing restoration work at Southgate Station, a large roundel located above a sheltered seating area outside the station was recently renovated.
08 June 2023
This month Enfield libraries are taking the time to learn about the colourful histories of Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities and everyone is encouraged to participate.
17 May 2023
News about interactive sessions delving intoTrent Park's past being developed for local schools, plus a potted history of the mansion.
15 March 2023
It was a day for celebrations in Southgate on Sunday, as people got together to mark the 90th anniversary of the first day of operation of the Piccadilly Line extension from Arnos Grove to Oakwood, and in particular the opening of Southgate Station. Naturally, there was a birthday cake, created by local shop Wiltons.
01 March 2023
At 2.30 on Sunday 12th March, people will come together to sing Happy Birthday to Southgate Station, marking 90 years, less one day, since its first day in passenger operation in 1933. The sing-a-long will be just over half way through a day of celebration and festivities, which will include behind-the-scenes tours of the striking Streamline Moderne station (book now or you'll miss your chance).
27 February 2023
If you worked, shopped, ate at or just visited the IKEA store in Edmonton (or was it in Tottenham?), you're invited to contribute towards one of the projects in the Untold Edmonton programme.
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.
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?
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.
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