29.4a5

 

"the power of the Mayor to change our lives in Enfield

is large and growing"


Read FERRA's letter urging caution when you vote on Thursday here

This Week in N21

 

This week in N21: N21 we have a target to meet


READ HERE

 

  

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


"I read this newsletter the moment it pops into my inbox"


Sign the petition to ask

Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith to

protect London's independent shops

 

5.4c7

 

 5.4c8

 


 

Letters to Mayoral candidates

about Cycle Enfield

 

5.4c9


Read The Federation of Enfield Residents & Allied Assocations (FERRA) letter to Sadiq Khan

here

 

Read Dr Linda Miller's letter

and Sadiq Khan's reply

here

 

An open letter on behalf of Save Our Green Lanes

read the letter here 


 

4.5b2

 

 


 

 

Subscribe to 'This Week In N21'

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13.2b9c

 

 

19.10p3


View planning applications in the N21 postcode in 2016 here


View planning applications in the N21 postcode in 2015 here


1.3b8

 


 

13.2b8

 

New Karate Beginners Course

 

19.4b3a

 

more details here

 


 

 3.5b1

more details here 

 


 

 

5.4b7


more details here



15.3b9b

more details here

 



Get into golf at Bush Hill Park Golf Club


9.4b1


more details here


Bush Hill Park Golf Club offers FREE Junior Membership


27.1b1

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 

 


  

30.11p2


more details here

 


 

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

 


 

Discounts available on garden sundries

from Grange Park Horticultural Society


5.2b6


more details here

 


 

Minimising health risks in the garden

 

17.2.b3

 

More details here




Get Sheducated

 

 14.2b3

More details here 



 


13.2b9b


Fox Lane & District Residents Association


Grange Park Residents Association


Grovelands Residents Association


Western Enfield Residents Association


Winchmore Hill Residents Association

 


5.4b4 

 

 

New & Updated Business Pages

 

Barker Gooch & Swailes

C & S Gardencare

Elite Accountants

Fullers Estate Agency

GK Electrical

Hormone Health Solutions

Jil Rickards Garden Design

Keble Prep School

The Only Place For Pictures

Pussy Bow Boutique

Scotts Travel

Silver Bullet BBQ

Smallfix

Winchmore Hill Autocentre

Winchmore Hill School of Karate

 


 

13.2b7


Can we help Highlands School to meet their £30,000 fundraising target for NSPCC?

 

29.4a4


only £1,605.42 needed


donate here

 


 

Award winning beautican Hati Ibrahim opens Beauty On The Grange

 

4.5b3


20% off your first treatment

020 8360 3555


 


Jenny Bourke of Palmers Green Tales interviews Annahita Hessami about her beautiful stained glass work

 


More details here

 


 

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"

– St Augustine


11.4c4

more details here




Meet Andrea and find out how she is putting Winchmore Hill at the centre of global art

 

17.3b5

 

more details here

 



13.4b7

 

 13.4b6


14.4c1


Statutory Notice 

also published in the Enfield Advertiser

13.4.14

more details here

 Objections to be lodged by May 4th

 

Parking strategies cannot simply be about restricting parking. They need to meet the best interests of road users, communities and businesses. Inappropriate parking rules, over-zealous enforcement and high parking charges drive people out of town centres, push up the cost of living, harm local shops and make it harder for people to park responsibility and go about their daily lives


Right to challenge parking policies 

Traffic Management Act 2004

 

 


 

The people say no to Cycle Enfield proposals in David Burrowes' referendum

 

13.1b1

more details here 

 


 

Yet Enfield Council have pushed the green button on the A105 cycle lanes

- the road ahead is far from clear

 

16.2.16b4

More details here

 


 

 Cycle Enfield

Economic Impact Assessment

DOES NOT 

demonstrate that the local economy is not at risk

 

"The lack of UK precedents makes it difficult to predict the extent to which the scheme will have the

transformational effect on town centre attractiveness and liveability which scheme planners seek"

(4.110)

 

13.4b9

 

Read the report here


and a response to the Regeneris report

here 

 


 

3.11p2

 

http://saveourgreenlanes.co.uk



 

 

 

Historic England advise against building a primary school in Grovelands Park


 14.2b2

 

More details here

  


 

Enfield Road Watch win 'reprieve'


4.2b3


more details here



A case study in conservation

in Vicars Moor Lane

 

 18.1b3

 

more details here

 


 

20.2b2a

 

 28.4b6


Wilson Street

For let

marketed by Novus Residential 

more details here

 


 

Rachel Oxley Winchmore Hill artist & illustrator

18.3c2

http://www.racheloxley.com

 


 

A New River Revival?

16.10p9p


can you help?

more details here

 


 

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 Local PC Shop demonstrate how to upgrade your laptop ram



 

Isn't a physically exhausted dog a chilled out dog........?

 

 5.4c2

 Clare Grierson, Dog Trainer & Behaviour Specialist

explains why you should be teaching your dog new tricks

More details here

 


 

Helping your lawn to spring into life

 

5.4c3

 

 David Fortune provides you with some tips after our mild, wet winter

More details here

 

More local experts

here

 


 

 8.4b9

 Read this wonderful Mama Story local blog here

 

 


 

 

13.2b9g

 

Kampung

Kampung is without doubt the finest restaurant in the Enfield area, probably in North London. Excellent quality of food, and the service is excellent, the most welcoming staff you could ever hope for.We have been going there for 20 years, and have never been disappointed.

More details here

 

We Love Nails

I am a regular customer to We love Nails and I particularly have Rachel do my nails as she does everything exactly as I like it. I like the friendly atmosphere within the salon and nothing is too much trouble for them. They look after customers very well, I have tried many local nail bars and no one comes close to We love Nails in my opinion.

More details here


Riverside Florist

 I would like to thank you for the friendly service I receive every time I phone up to order flowers, pot plants and gift cards that you deliver to my mum. So once again many thanks from a satisfied distant customer in Norfolk.

More details here

 

Red Bamboo

Yum yum yum - really lovely food - all fresh and tasty. Best Chinese we've tried so far in Winchmore Hill.

More details here

  

 Hobs, Knobs & Ovens

 My oven is wonderfully shiny, excellent job, thanks!

 More details here


Wades Hill Butchers

Quite simply, Julian is the complete butcher. He is knowledgeable, honest and fair. The meat, from rib of beef to pork sausages, always superb!

More details here

 


 



Can you help your local community?

n21 logo original

the idea

 



Would you like to get involved in the

Firs Farm Wetlands Summer Festival?


26.4b4

 

more details here



 


 

 4.5b4

Download the play guide here

 


 

4.5b1

more details here

 


 


5.5b1 


 

Wanted: Older person to participate in charity skydive


 21.4b3

 

more details here


 

 

28.4b3

 


 

28.4b1

 


 

 20.4b2

more details on how to enter

here

 


 

 

6.4b4


How urban food is a growing movement

more details here

 


 

28.4b2

 

www.nightingalesupport.org.uk/

 

 


 

 

7.4b2

 


 

Save Trent Park

new petition


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".


Read Berkeley Homes proposals

by clicking on the document


23.4b1

 

 Sign the petition here


Read Berkeley Homes

response to the petition

here

 


 

 Enfield Road Watch Update


24.3c4


more details here 


 

13.2b9e

 

22.4b6 


 

12.2b9c

 

Volunteers are needed

to work alongside librarians to man the borough's libaries. 

www.enfield.gov.uk/libraryvolunteering

 


 

Do you have any unwanted

musical instruments?

 

 1.3b7

 

ForeSound Music

can find good homes for them

 More details here 

  


 

Petition to curb speeding on

Old Park Ridings


2.2b3


more details here 

  

 


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


 


 

  Do you have any unwanted furniture?


 

Donate to the British Heart Donation

more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Centre -

why it is such an important community asset

 

 

 


  

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



 

 

14.2b4

 

Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


http://www.enterpriseenfield.org/

 

8.4b7

 

 

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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