Subject tag: Local History/Local Studies

27 May 2014

Saturday sees the start of the first ever Lamb Festival, a week of free events in All Saints Church, Edmonton, to commemorate the lives and work of Edmonton's most celebrated literary siblings - Charles and Mary Lamb. All the events are free (though donations are welcomed). They include: a new puppet play about the Lambs a recital of music produced by composers who struggled with their mental health.  With Anna Tilbrook and three members of the Keats Quartet. an illustrated talk a.......

07 May 2014

Myddleton Road Thentake the train one stop to Bowes Park, turn left at the top of the stairs, and you find yourself in Myddleton Road. A once thriving shopping street and community hub, neglected for many years and very shabby, only retaining some of its Victorian shopfronts, with many shops empty or used as illegal houses in multiple occupation - in some places resembling a ghost street. But despite this it's a special street, heart of a conservation area, and it's slowly coming back to life,.......

07 May 2014

Waitrose Palmers Green has chosen to support the restoration of the Garden of Remembrance in Broomfield park as one of its three charities for the month of May. If you are shopping in Waitrose please place your green tokens in our box so that we can get the maximum amount from the £500 pot of money to be distributed between the three charities for May. Opening of Broomfield Park garden of remembrance in 1929The Friends of Broomfield Park are planning to use the money towards funding a visitor.......

29 April 2014

Betty Wright was born in Southgate Town Hall in 1927 and grew up there.  She would love to see its interior again before the developers get to work turning it into flats.  Someone trying to help her achieve that ambition is Suzanne Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North, who recently wrote an open letter to a number of Enfield councillors asking them to try to arrange this, pointing out that she had earlier written to the then Mayor making the same request, but after a promising.......

11 February 2014

A new locally based arts festival is running essay and photographic competitions which will be open only to Enfield residents or students at schools in the borough. Grave of Charles and Mary Lamb in the churchyard of All Saints EdmontonThe week-long Lamb Festival will be held at All Saints Church in Edmonton starting on 31st May. It will celebrate two of Edmonton's most famous residents - the 18th Century essayist and poet Charles Lamb and his sister Mary, who was also a writer and collaborated.......

22 January 2014

Joe Studman of Jaywalks will be reprising his course on the history of Enfield, Edmonton and Southgate in March. The course, run in conjunction with the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, will be held on six Monday evenings at the Dugdale Centre, starting on 3rd March, at a cost of £50. Each week's class will be divided into two halves, the first presenting a chronological history from earliest times to the 20th century, the second exploring a particular location (eg Enfield Town) and its.......

27 December 2013

Palmers Green has another new website! The latest addition is Palmers Green Tales, created by a project team led by Jenny Bourke and including  Suzanne Beard of Palmers Green Jewel in the North fame. Palmers Green Tales will be recording the history of Palmers Green in both oral and visual form - presenting local people's memories in words and, wherever possible, including video clips of the interviews. All the Tales on the website will feature people who have spent time in and around.......

12 September 2020

In this year's Open House Festival (now longer than just one weekend) you'll have an opportunity to visit (in some cases, only virtually) ten buildings or groups of buildings in Enfield borough, plus to tour the 'daylighted' parts of the Moore Brook, find out about the masterplan for Meridian Water and follow a 'self-guided' itinerary.

20 November 2014

  Question 1.  What do think is good about the area? Good transport services ie Buses and trains (b) Multi Cultural population Question 2.  What do you think is less good about the area? (a) no public toilet facilities (b) poor car parking facilities Question 3. What would you like to see to improve the area? (a) clean and maintained public toilet facilities (b) a small private covered shopping Mall with a variety of shops Question 4b. Specific aspects – parking.......

17 October 2020

The Enfield Poets are inviting people to send them poems about Enfield, past and present, to help create an interactive poetry map of the borough.