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This Week In N21: what do the Cycle Enfield consultation and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have in common?

 

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Winchmore Hill's first Play Street

 

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See what happens when boys and kids come out to play in their street

 


 

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more details here

 


 

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Modern Enfield Photographic Competition

 

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Competition closes September 7th

More details here

 


 

See what offers N21 businesses have for YOU

 

29.7n1

 more details here


Buckle & Vaughan invite you to brunch

Bush Hill Park Golf Club summer offers

Coaching For Happiness free offer

GLEE Choir taster

Tuesdays at Giovanni's

Grange Park Horticultural Society Trading Hut Offers

Greek On The Green Lobster Burger Offer

Cardio Tennis at Hazelwood Sports Club

Hobbs, Knobs & Ovens BBQ offer

Le Peloton Bike Servicing

FREE Lishi Tai Chi Class

Monkey Music Complementary Class

Free taster for Montessori Baby Groups

North London Fitness Free Taster

On Broadway 2 for 1 Thursdays

Parlez vour Francais?

Punto Mid Week Specials

The Salisbury Arms Summer Menu

Trent Park Golf Club Player Evaluation Offer

Vicars Moor Tennis Club free coaching

 

 


 

 




N21 Experts

 

How to help your child to improve their school grades this year


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Vassos Vassilou of the After School Learning Centre provides useful tips to help you to help your child

More details here 

 


 

How to encourage boys to read


30.6n1


Helena from The Storyroom has some very helpful hintson how to instil a love of reading in your sons.

More details here



Singing with your baby and toddler produces Oxytocin -

the 'love' hormone in both your brains

16.6n9a

Celeste loves to get mummies singing to their babies!

More details here

 


 

If you have to sit to work,

make sure you sit properly


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Are your feet grounded?

How is your breathing?

Esther Miltiadous explains how to sit

More details here

 


 

Do you understand your credit score?


 9.6n9y

Mark Edwards explains some simple ways

in which you can improve your credit score

More details here 

 


 

How to write a design brief

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Neil Littman provides a check list

More details here

 


 

N21 Sport

  

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email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

for more details

 


 

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  more details here

 

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more details here

 


 

Join The Friends of Grovelands Park

more details here


Become a Friend of Firs Farm

find out how to join here


Join The Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


The North London Organic Gardeners

more details here


Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 



Local Residents Associations


Fox Lane & District Residents Association

Grange Park Residents Association

Grovelands Residents Association

Western Enfield Residents Association

Winchmore Hill Residents Association

 


 

N21 PROPERTY PORTAL


 

  

Check out who is building what near you

 

2015 Planning Applications

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

N21 Estate Agents

 




New & Updated Business Pages

 

Alexander Technique with Esther

Cityscapes Projects

Cut Glass Studio

Dean Haldin Oriental Massage & Acupuncture

Hobs, Knobs & Ovens

Katy Bakey

Little Groovers

Lishi Tai Chi

The Mensroom

Minsky Home

Neil Littman Design

New River Restaurant

Superspreads

Sushi Inn

The Larder

 


  

N21 News


CYCLE ENFIELD CONSULTATION ENDS OCTOBER 9TH 


A busy Sunday afternoon on

Winchmore Hill Broadway

- but for how much longer?


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SAVE OUR GREEN LANES


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Photo courtesy of the Enfield Independent

 

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read the Enfield Advertiser's coverage of the new

Save Our Green Lanes campaign here


 


 


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Can you help secure the future

of these two local landmarks?


https://spacehive.com/meet-me-a-green-dragon-parade

 


 

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Congratulations to the N21 winners!

 

GOLD Environmental Public Garden

Woodcroft Wildspace


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GOLD Communal Gardens

Pegasus Court 890 Green Lanes

 


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GOLD Small Front Garden

Ms Mary Macguckin 1 Carrington Court

 

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 more winners here 


 

 

 

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Click on the image to view the exciting proposals for Firs Farm Park



 

Enfield Council reject the application to list the Green Dragon as an asset of community value


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It looks like The Green Dragon is going to be a LIttle Waitrose


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http://www.greenlanesplans.co.uk/the_proposal 

 

 


 

Still No News onThe Sidings Farmers Market 


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Graham Hill, founder of The Sidings asks for your support

Read his letter here


Sunday at The Sidings

 

 

 "Slow Food London is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating"

 

 

 


 

The beautiful new St Peters Church Hall


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Palmers Greenery Cafe - another great example of what can be achieved when local people work together


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Is this green space on Bush Hill about to be lost?

 

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A planning application has been made to build 4 x 3 storey blocks of luxury flats


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View the application or lodge a comment

here

 


 

Why is the Cheyne Walk "Open" Space still closed?


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asks John Oliver

 


 

 Can anyone 'rehome' Freda's grand-daughter's

horse chestnut trees?

 

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if you can please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



Do you live in Grange Park?

 

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Click on the image to download the

Grange Park Conservation Area Character Appraisal report 

 


    

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Ten reasons why you should live local and spend local

read them here


High streets are not just about shopping, they are 'social streets' and leisure destinations with coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and more.

 

What do you think makes a really great high street?

 


 20.6n3


Are you looking to start or grow a business in Enfield

Are you unemployed?

 

http://enterpriseenfield.org


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more details here

 



Picture of the Week


 2.6n4

 Rachel Oxley's beautiful N21 postcards

are back on sale

http://rachel-oxley.squarespace.com/

 

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Why not commission Rachel

to create a portrait of your N21 home?

 


 

 

 

 


Can you help your local community?

 

saveourgreenlanes.co.uk

is now live


http://saveourgreenlanes.co.uk/



 


Click on the image to read

the 'unofficial' guide to the Cycle Lane proposals


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and why the consultation should be halted

 

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CAN YOU MAKE A DONATION TO

THE SAVE OUR GREEN LANES CAMPAIGN?

here

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REGISTER YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT

THE GREEN LANES CYCLE LANE SCHEME HERE

 

https://www.consultations.cycleenfield.co.uk/traffic-and-transportation/a105scheme

 

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 Apply for a paper copy of the consultation forms

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or writing to Cycle Enfield Consultation,

Civic Centre

Silver Street

Enfield EN1 3XA

 


 

A day in the life of a Winchmore Hill mum 


23.7.n1

 

Kids to chauffeur and errands to run

 

It's 7.45 but already we're late

 

First drop at the nursery and then the school gate

 

Then onto the pharmacy and the dry cleaner

 

Then back to the school gate with forgotten Ribena

 

I could jump on my bike, I'm an excellent spinner

 

But where would I put the dry cleaning and dinner?

 


 


Local business owners explain their concerns about the Cycle Enfield proposals 

 

Loraine Grayston explains why Enfield Council must reconsider its Green Lanes cycle lanes proposals

Read here

Malcolm McGrath of Keymakers explains his concerns about the Green Lanes cycle lane proposals 

Read here

Maxine Spencer of Pounds explains her concerns about 'Mini Holland'

Read here

David and Teresa Coleman of The Only Place For Pictures explain their concerns about the Mini Holland project

Read here

Why parking is so important to Green Lanes businesses

Read here

Former Enfield Traffic Engineer Robert Taylor assesses the potential problems for our Green Lanes businesses

Read here


 


 

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Read here

 


 

Cycle from Enfield to Haringey

with Paul Smith


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join his journey here



 


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more details here

 

13.3n1

 

 http://keepenfieldgreen.my-free.website/

 


 

Ruth Winston Centre -

why it is such an important community asset

 

 

 


 

 

 Local Community Groups

 

Join the Park Run in Grovelands Park 

 

More details here

 


23.4n2

Join the Enfield Freegle Group

here



 

What makes the North London Hospice so special?

 



30.4n1


http://www.northlondonhospice.org/




Chickenshed Theatre Changing Lives



 

   

 



 

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.

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