16.8b3

   

Is this a better way of getting Enfield cycling?


saveourgreenlanes.co.uk

This Week in N21

 

You have just twelve hours left to object to the A105 cycle lane scheme

READ HERE

 

 

"I really like this newsletter. Informative, concise and a great link to the community" 


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Sadiq Khan - Stop TfL from imposing an unworkable cycle lane scheme on Enfield


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"the needs of local residents affected by the cycle schemes must be paramount. It must be a workable scheme that takes into account the needs of disabled users among others."

SADIQ KHAN


"The first phase has not been a huge success. We need to learn lessons from the pilot boroughs (Waltham Forest, Enfield and Kingston).There are some teething problems but if you're inconvenienced, it's more than a teething problem."

SADIQ KHAN

 


  

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15.8b3

 

 15.8b2

 more details here

 



Discounts available on garden sundries
from Grange Park Horticultural Society

5.2b6

 more details here


more offers here



13.2b9c

 

 

19.10p3


View planning applications in the N21 postcode in 2016 here

 

1.3b8

 


 

13.2b8

 

Old Grammarians awarded

RFU accreditation

16.8b2

 

more details here

 


 

 

22.7c1

 


  

Enfield Golf Club invites you to play twilight golf

7.7x2

more details here

 


 

Winchmore Hill Hockey Club

invite you to Get Back into Hockey


29.6b2

 

More details here

 


 

City Combat Savant Boxe


7.6b4


more details here



 

New Karate Beginners Course

 

19.4b3a

 

more details here

 


  

Bush Hill Park Golf Club offers FREE Junior Membership


27.1b1


More details here



 

5.4b7


more details here



15.3b9b

more details here

 


 

Old Grammarians RFC

recruiting Under 14s


22.11p1


More details here

 


 

EXTEND Exercise Classes for the Over 60s

 

 27.10p5

 

 More details here 

 


 

 11.5b2

 

Bush Hill Park Residents Association


Enfield Town Residents Association


Fox Lane & District Residents Association


Grange Park Residents Association


Grovelands Residents Association

 

Winchmore Hill Residents Association 


19.7b2

 


 

13.2b9d 

 

Join The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here


Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here


Gardening Friends

more details here


Join The Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


The North London Organic Gardeners

more details here


Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 


 

Minimising health risks in the garden

 

17.2.b3

 

More details here




Get Sheducated

 

 14.2b3

More details here 



 

10.5b3a 

 

10.5b2

 

Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 

 


 

5.4b4 

 


 

1.4a3

 

"We have strongly voiced our opinion, the council needs to stop the Cycle Enfield scheme in its tracks or face the devastation of empty shops and the loss of local employment"

Martin Redwood, Pounds

 

Here more letters against the A105 cycle lanes written

by Green Lanes businesses and residents


Why are the long suffering people of Winchmore Hill not employing tactics of non co-operation?

Read here

 

A Radcliffe Road resident explains to Enfield Council why the Green Lanes cycle lane consultation is unsafe

Read here

 

An open letter to Cycle Enfield from Malcolm McGrath of Keymakers

Read here

 

The Dance Studio: why Enfield Council must reconsider the cycle lane proposals

Read here

 

Pounds: An open letter to Chris Bond regarding Mini Holland Proposals

Read here

 

The Only Place For Pictures – an open letter to Enfield Council

Read here

 


 


 


New & Updated Business Pages

 

Ambrosia

Barker Gooch & Swailes

City Combat Savate Boxe

Fiona Robertson Food Intolerance Testing

GK Electrical

Hormone Health Solutions

Jil Rickards Garden Design

Jungle Falls Adventure Golf

Monsoon Takeaway

The Only Place For Pictures

R Voices Contemporary Choir

Slimming World With Lizzie

Smallfix

Steamcleaning by HK&O

Winchmore Hill Autocentre

Winchmore Hill School of Karate

Your White Room

 

13.4b7


Save Our Green Lanes to appeal on Judicial Review decision

and calls for a public inquiry

more details here

 

11.8b2

 

How many cars would need to cross the cycle lanes?

an accident waiting to happen?


2.7b2

 


 

What happens when you put parking bays outside of cycle lanes?


21.7b6


4.8b2


Why putting parking outside of cycle lanes is dangerous

 



TfL is urged to stop building

'floating' bus stops


13.7b5


more details here



Disability group worried about the withdrawal of Blue Badge parking on the A105


13.7b6


more details here

 

 

This Sainsbury's delivery lorry was forced to park at the side of the road because of a logistical log jam

where would it go if the cycle lanes are built?


 22.7c3

  


 

Winchmore Hill Safer Neighbourhood Newsletter August 2016

 

  10.8b2

 


 


9.6b2

 

The Larder has a lovely new courtyard garden

 

24.8b2

 

 Tapas and cocktails at Buckle & Vaughan

 

click on the menu 


come and take a seat at our bar


5.8b3



 

La Nostra opens on Winchmore Hill Broadway

 

1.7b4

 

More details here 

 

1.7b3

  


 

Ambrosia opens on Station Road

 

 30.6.b3

 more details here 


"I just celebrated my 10th birthday at Ambrosia and the food was astonishingly good. I had moules mariniere, followed by seafood linguine and amazingly they brought a slice of tiramisu with a candle and sang Happy Birthday. Wow! My mum and dad were impressed too!"

Fergus

 



GREEN LIVING


10.6d2


Tony Ghattas opens his new shop/office

at 61 Station Road

more details here

  


 

9.6b3

 

Jenny Bourke of Palmers Green Tales

interviews Annahita Hessami

about her beautiful stained glass work

 


More details here

 


  

A case study in Conservation

in Vicars Moor Lane

 

 18.1b3

 

more details here

 


 

Rachel Oxley Winchmore Hill artist & illustrator

18.3c2

http://www.racheloxley.com

 


 

Do you live in Grange Park?

  

29.4n9j

 

Click on the image to download the

Grange Park Conservation Area

Character Appraisal report 

 


    

20.6n9b


Ten reasons why you should

live local and spend local

read them here

 


 

5.4c1

 

The great fat diet myth

Forget those strict regimes of self-denial that are truly impossible to keep up

says Kim Knight

14.7d3

 Read her advice here

 


 

 


The Local PC Shop demonstrate how to upgrade your laptop ram



 

Arranging a funeral - one step at a time


16.5b5


Zeleka Sutherland provides a useful check list to help you in this dfficult time.

More details here

 

More local experts

here

 

 


 

 

16.6b4

 

 

La Nostra

the best pizza I have had in ages. Friendly service, I like this new place

More details here


The Worry Expert

 

Joanne that you so much for your time and great wisdom. Your none judgemental approach and ways of making me rethink how I think about myself and my world are working, I feel much more in control and able to confront my demons.

More details here


Fiona Robertson Osteopath

Being treated by Fiona is a truly unique experience that can literally change your life for the better. She is such a nurturing, genuine, insightful and thorough practitioner, who really takes the time to understand your whole story. She is totally committed to improving your well being by planning and supporting you through a comprehensive and very personal programme, designed to meet your individual needs and is with you every step of the way to recovery. Every session with Fiona truly is treatment for the mind, body and soul. I cannot recommend her highly enough

More details here


Harrisons Funeral Home

Thank you Liz and the team of Harrisons You gave myself and family a lot of support at a very difficult time. You made us understand that my father was being treated with dignity after his death. You helped make my father's funeral go in an amazingly smooth manner and I know that dad was smiling down on us that day.

More details here

 

Decoplast

Decoplast recently did some work for me - re-plastering part of an interior wall that was cracked and then redecorating the room. They responded promptly to my initial enquiry and visited me to understand what needed doing. The quote arrived when they said it would - and was very reasonable. They started the work quickly and finished when they promised. The work was done to a very good standard and Michael and his team were very professional and left the room in a very clean state, I am planning to use them again.

More details here

 



Can you help your local community?

 N21 LOGO ORIGINAL

 

the idea

 


 

Grovelands Park Bat Walk 

Sunday 28th August 2016

7.45pm at Grovelands Park cafe


24.8b1


Celebrate International Bat Weekend


FREE evening tour of Grovelands Park

Setting out at dusk, you will be led by a bat expert,

bat detectors will enable you to hear the

ultrasonic echolocation calls they use to navigate

and find their insect prey in the dark!

 


 

Free wild flower seeds 


12.8b1

 

more details here

  


 

Firs Farm Wetlands Festival

- a day to remember

 

18.7b1

" We are always at our strongest when we are working together"

Cllr Bernadette Lappage, Mayor of Enfield

  

see for yourself here

 

"Every time I go I just amazed by the transformation. I was there with my friend's children yesterday and to see them enjoying paddling in the river, playing in the woods and messing around on the grass was great in this digital age. Want more people to know about the park and this will surely happen through the festival"

Caroline W

 


 

VOTE FOR LOCAL FILM MAKER

JESSICA BISHOPP


PLATFORM 1


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 Through the hatch of a café kiosk at the train station on platform 1, of Palmers Green station, the film unearths the treasures of the everyday.

 People who make the early morning daily commute, half asleep and pensive, reveal personal stories, hopes and fears.

 


  

 1.8b7

 15.8b1

 


 

9.8b1

Good food 

Fun on the farm

For all the family


https://enfieldfoodfest.com

 


 

23.8b2

 

 BUY TICKETS HERE

 


 

 

 20.8b3

 www.palmersgreenfestival.org.uk

 


 

 

 WH resident Joseph Tzouvanni wins Enfield Business of The Year

 

 3.8b2

 

more details here

  


 

The Highlands Village Book Group invites new members

 

We have a couple of spaces and wondered if anyone was interested

We meet every month at each other's homes.

Contact Kate  on 07944 756757

 


 

 Charity Golf Day at Enfield Golf Club

- in the name of Sue

 

3.8c2

 

 


 

 

14.7C4

 

3.8b6


Opens August 5th

more details here 

 

Confidence Lab Dance & Fit Camp


Create Theatre Summer Workshop


Jigsaw Arts Summer Fun

 

Kalo Sports Camps At Hazelwood Sports Club

 

Soccer Revolution Summer Holiday Camps


The Story Room Creative Writing Workshops


Vicars Moor Lawn Tennis Club Summer Camps

 

Winchmore Hill Football Club Summer Camps 

  

13.7c2

 

The Story Room Reading List here

 


 

Are we about to lose our weekly green bin collection?

16.6b3

take part in the consultation here

 


 

"Neighbourhood plans give local communities important new rights around local planning"

 

 


"A neighbourhood plan is written by the local community. That means that the people who know and love the area decide on the type of development they want in the places they want it"


www.neighbourhoodplanning.org

 

 


 

Trent Park Secret War Museum

 

8.4b9e

 

"The beautiful Grade II listed mansion and heritage grounds at the heart of Trent Country Park (North London), used in WW2 by British Intelligence spies for its secret war against Nazi Germany, was recently purchased by the Berkeley Group and looks set to become a housing development within the Green Belt. Its future as a public asset is uncertain.

Support our campaign to ensure a museum is established within the mansion house to ensure future generations can learn about the critical role this place played in our nation's history".


Watch the More4 documentary which explains

Trent Park's role in wartime intelligence gathering


4.8b4



trentparkmuseum.org.uk

 


 

 Enfield Road Watch Update


24.3c4


more details here 


 

13.2b9e

 

22.4b6 


 

Do you have any unwanted

musical instruments?

 

 1.3b7

 

ForeSound Music

can find good homes for them

 More details here 

  


 

10.5b1

 

 http://ruthwinstoncentre.com

 

 

 


 


9.8b9a


The Alzheimer Society runs

a Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here

 


  

Join the Park Run in Grovelands Park 


 

More details here

 


 

What makes the North London Hospice so special? 


 

http://www.northlondonhospice.org/




Chickenshed Theatre Changing Lives



 

 
8.4b9
 
  
 
19.7b4

 

Winchmore Hill People & Pictures: A labour of love

on Thursday, 15 December 2011. Posted in N21 Community

 

 

 

Winchmore Hill People & Pictures is the latest book from local historian Stuart Delvin. It is a book in two parts, the first section which makes up the largest proportion of the book is oral history, described by Stuart as “a new set of accounts from ordinary people”; gained through a series of interviews over the past five years; The second half of the book, “the Great & the Good” includes potted biographies of some of Winchmore Hill’s most distinguished former residents and families.

 

Stuart has been researching and writing about the history of Winchmore Hill and its past residents since the 1970s. His first Winchmore Lives was published in 1991 and More Winchmore Lives a decade later, in 2004. His latest book, Winchmore Hill People & Pictures is a book to dip into, rather than read from cover to cover. It is self published and perhaps would have benefitted from a little editorial pruning. Nevertheless, the book is a real labour of love, involving hundreds of hours of detailed research and writing and Delvin continues to do a service to the local area, retelling the stories of a number of people who have sadly died since they were interviewed.

 

Some of the oldest WH residents he interviewed recalled stories from both world wars; “vivid memories of seeing the Zeppelin shot down over Cuffley in the summer of 1916, whilst the V1 attack on Carpenter Gardens in the summer of 1944 is etched people’s minds”; and “on 15th November 1944, a V2 rocket landed in Ringwood Way”. Mr Tragis, born in 1929 talks about the public bomb shelter on The Green, “just down a bit from the horse trough” (opposite the Kings Head), which he described as dank and hardly ever used.

 

The book contains some rich insights of a time not so long ago when Winchmore Hill was truly a village, beautifully illustrated in the collection of photograpahs he has brought together from a variety of sources, including private family photos.

 

Harry Skinner, who was born in 1912 and was interviewed in Delvin in 2005, talked about his Winchmore Hill childhood  “Winchmore Hill was still a lovely country place with fields all the way to Enfield. ..... I can remember scrumpying in the grounds of Southwell Farm, between the Hall and the New River, and climbing up an oak tree in Paulin’s grounds to watch the cricket. What a good service the family did when they left the grounds to the club”. Winchmore Hill Cricket Ground was founded in 1880 and the land was left to the Club in 1960 by Irene Paulin, on a 99 year lease.

 

While Alf, born in Wades Hill in 1920 recalled “the fine livestock in Paulin’s fields, as you walked alongside the Broadfields estate in Wades Hill”.

 

Colin Wackett, a war baby, born in 1945, speaks about the late 1950s as being a golden era : “You ask when the area was at its best as far as I’m concerned.  I would opt for the late 1950s. After that it changed quite suddenly. Up until 1960 there was a real family centred community feeling and all the children were able to get into their homes without a key because the front doors had been left on the latch”. Colin goes on to blame “the more extensive use of the motorcar” for the demise of the strong local community.

 

The book contains lots of interesting little facts about the local area. For example, in the 1940s and 50s at the top of Orpington Road was a factory run by a Thomas Salter, which made jigsaw puzzles. Bourne Hill used to be called Dog and Duck Lane, which is where the pub of that name in Hoppers Lane will have got its name.  Where Barrowell Green rubbish dump now stands was Barrowell Green lido, which opened in 1913. Capitol House in Green Lanes was formerly the site of this vast cinema, shown below.

 

There are over a hundred photographs, some dating back to the 1880s. Stuart has kindly allowed some of these to be reproduced, here are a few to whet your appetite. They depict a simpler, quieter, not necessarily easier life and the book is a fascinating insight into what has changed and what has remained broadly the same over the past one hundred years or so.

 

 

The motor car and the coming of the railway in 1871 was to accelerate residential development. This image, a postcard which was franked in 1904 shows the line between Winchmore Hill and Grange Park, as open countryside.

 

 

 

Not much call for saddlery and corn in Winchmore Hill these days and sadly you have to drive out of the area for ironmongery and all those other useful bits & bobs you only seem to be able to find in a DIY superstore these days.

 

 

The book also looks at some of the families who had lived in the local area for hundreds of years. The Downes family were well known shop keepers.

 

 

Life before we had mass car ownership was so much quieter, although many of the residential roads were not tarmac until the late 1920s

 

 

 

Station Road and the Queens Head nearly a century ago are much the same, although the Queens Head was rebuilt in the 1930s and the road was widened.

 

 

 

Copies of Winchmore Hill People & Pictures can be ordered directly from Stuart Delvin, at £14 plus £2 p&p on orders to be sent outside the Borough of Enfield. Cheques should be made out to Stuart Delvin, 259 Southbury Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 1RG

 

Other books by Stuart Delvin which are still in print which can also be ordered include:

A Look at Old Winchmore Hill £6.45 (+ 40p p&p outside Enfield)

More Winchmore Hill Lives £5.80 (+ 45p p&p outside Enfield)

Winchmore Hill Village 1780  1830 (+ £1.80 p&p outside Enfield)

 

Stuart is continuing with his Winchmore Hill social history project and is keen to find out more about Ted Ray, radio and TV comedian of the 40s and 50s, remembered best for Ray’s a laugh. Can anybody help?

 

 

Winchmore Hill People & Pictures is the latest book from local historian Stuart Delvin. The book is part oral history and  "the Great & the Good" includes potted biographies of some of Winchmore Hill's most distinguished former residents and families.

Winchmore Hill People & Pictures is the latest book from local historian Stuart Delvin.

Comments (1)

  • Glynn

    Glynn

    30 October 2014 at 21:16 |
    I am researching my family history and have found a connection with Robert & Ann Bishop who were living in your area in 1813. Robert was a bricklayer and Ann was the daughter of William Dotterill who made his will in that year. As Ann was left £300, I wonder if there are any records of the family in the area? Did Robert start his own business building houses perhaps?

    I'd love to know more.

    Many thanks.

    reply

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