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See what offers N21 businesses have for YOU

 

BodyGem Top To Toe Introductory Offer

ChaSamba - Strictly for those who want to get fit!

Enfield Golf Club Winter Membership Offer

GLEE Choir taster

Tuesdays at Giovanni's

Grange Park Horticultural Society Trading Hut Offers

Cardio Tennis at Hazelwood Sports Club

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

Stripes Spring Offers

Trent Park Golf Club Player Evaluation Offer

Vicars Moor Tennis Club free coaching

 


 

 

 


 

10.3n3

 more details here

 


 

Easter Holiday Activities


Brackendale Lawn Tennis Club

Create Theatre Workshops

The Friends of Broomfield Park

Easter Shed

Kalo Sports

Oakwood Park Wildlife Club

Soccer Revolution

The Story Room Creative Writing Workshops

Tales Big Day Out

Vicars Moor Lawn Tennis Club

Winchmore Hill Football Club

 

26.3n6

 Could your child benefit from GCSE revision support in

English, Maths & Science?

more details here

 



N21 Experts


10.3.n4


Sprucing up your house for a Spring sale

Kris White provides some useful tips

more details here

 


  


Preparing your lawn for Spring

David Fortune has some useful tips

more detailshere

 


 


Are you tired all the time?

asks Nutritionist Kim Knight

find out why more

details here

 


 


Keep it simple, stupid!

says Nutritionist Denise Chester

more details here

 


 


Is stress ruining your life?

asks Stacey Chapman

more details here



 

 

 How well do you understand your legal responsibilites as a dog owner?

Clare Grierson provides some useful guidance

more details here

 


 

 

Ten Top Tips for a Happy Home

Rochelle Cutler has some sensible advice

more details here


 

What's new in N21

 

24.3n3 

 more details here

 


 

 

New dancing classes

More details here

 


 

13.3n9b

 More details here

 


 

 

more details here

 


 

 

Are you looking for a pre-school place in

Winchmore Hill in September 2015?

more details here

 


 

Rugby Tots is recruiting for the new team!

 

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

 



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


 


House of the week


19.3n7

Marketed by Havilands

check out the details here


25.3n3

Marketed by Novus Residential

check out the details here

 


 

Check out who is building near you 

 

2015 Planning Applications

more details here

 



N21 Property in February 2015


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Source: Rightmove

 

 

 

N21 Estate Agents

 



 

 


New & Updated Business Pages

 

 

Adelphia

Agha Interiors

Balleros

Bright & Beautiful Homecare

Decoplast

Enfield Community Acupuncture

Fortitude Dance Company

Fortitude for Under 5s
Gaia Nutrition

Kiki Builders & Home Improvements

Lishi Tai Chi

Montessori On The Green

Muddy Mutley Dogcare

Naturescape Gardens

North London Yoga For Kids

Owen Roberts Decorating

Parent Partner

Soccer Revolution

Slimming World with Georgia

Total Wellness Clinic

Total Wellness Nutrition

Vape and Juice

 


 

30.3n3

 


 

27.3n3

 The Friends of Firs Farm have done it!

£175,000!!!

 

more details here



 

Eversley Primary School wins prestigous national award

 30.3n2

http://www.eversley.enfield.sch.uk/

 


 

 25.3n4

 

Coffee Break opened on

Monday March 23rd

more details here

 

I agree that they have really found a nice blend that should suit everyone. The coffee is excellent, and probably the most important aspect.I will certainly be returning to sample some more coffee and food.

 Keith N21 Resident.

 


 

 20.3n9b

 Nina is a friendly face on

Grange Park Station,

from 5.30am to noon.

Offer her your support

 


 

16.3n1


http://www.votenationalbird.com

 



What a mess


16.3n4

 


24.3n5



The vegetation along the rail-side is a beautiful and much-loved aspect of Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill. It's a joy to residents. It's a haven for many, many species of wildlife. It's also an essential barrier between the railway and the hundreds of houses that back onto it. The extreme clearing that NR have undertaken at points along the rail-side completely ignores this. I am firmly convinced that the brief for their independent survey was to find any and every tree that might pose the slightest problem in years to come; rather than manage the vegetation regularly.


Network Rail are clearing the decks completely in places without any thought for residents whatsoever. The fact that we were only notified two weeks before the works began, our concerns aren't really of any importance to them. Our landscape is scarred. All in the name of cutting costs for a business, one which is apparently answerable to no-one. We would like to change that.

Matthew M


 

Owners of Green Dragon Pub assure campaigners building will not be knocked down - but future as pub remains in doubt

 

10.3n6


12.3n4


but is this what we want for this once iconic landmark?


Sign the petition to save the Green Dragon here

more than 4,000 signatures!


Read more about Mike's attempt to save our local landmark here


Download a 'Save The Green Dragon' poster here

 

Well done Mike for starting this, I am sure a lot of people share your views, so people of Winchmore Hill please support this campaign

Rick

 

27.3n9

 

READ THE KEEPING LOCAL REPORT HERE

 


 

Commission a portrait of your home

 Contact Rachel Oxley

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This lovely print of Winchmore Hill

 can be ordered from Holly Francesca



More details here



 

N21 New Businesses

 

 

Adelphia is a taste of Greece on Masons Corner

more details here



 


 


Eugene Lusardi opens Gaia Nutrition

more details here

 


 


Winchmore Hill's farmers market 

the new heart of the community on Sunday mornings?

More details here

 


 

 





Can you help your local community?

 

 30.3n4

More details here

 

ENFIELD SOUTHGATE ELECTION HUSTINGS

Tuesday April 21st

more details here

 

Monday 20 April

Voter registration deadline 

Tuesday 21 April

Deadline for applying for postal vote

Tuesday 28 April

Deadline for proxy vote applications

 


 

26.3n9d


Rob's Marathon Appeal

more details here

  


 

CAMPAIGN TO SAVE TRENT PARK MANSION

 11.3n4

more details here

 


 

 GROVELANDS PARK PLAY AREA CONSULTATION

complete the questionnaire here

Consultation closes March 25th


Meanwhile there has been more mindless vandalism in the park


11.3n3



 

13.3n1

 

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

 

PETITION

Enfield Council should drop its blanket plan to leave parks unlocked at night

Sign here

 


 

 

 

Have you reserved your free tickets yet?

more details

here

 


 

more details here


 

 If you live between Hoppers Road and Green Lanes have you completed your

Fernleigh Road Quieter Neighbourhood Survey yet?

 

If not, here is the link

 


 

 

 


Watch the Cycle Enfield new video to find out how the cycle scheme will help

"local businesses and high streets thrive and make them more more accessible pleasant places to visit"

 

READ THE COMMENTS LEFT AT THE FOX LANE EXHIBITION HERE


10.3n7


VIEW THE RETAIL CROSS SECTION DRAWINGS HERE

VIEW THE RESIDENTIAL CROSS SECTION DRAWINGS HERE

10.3n8


VIEW THE ROUTE MAP HERE




Why parking is important for Green Lanes Businesses


19.3n4


read about the pilot surveys conducted on

behalf of local businesses here



 

More details here

 


 


View the Cyle Enfield proposed routes here

 


 



Maxine Spencer explains to Cllr Chris Bond

how Mini Holland could destroy their family business

 more details here

 



David & Teresa Colman, owners of The Only Place For Pictures

explain their concerns about Mini Holland

 more details here



 

Cycle from Enfield to Haringey with Paul Smith



not for the faint hearted!

seehere



 

Ten Reasons Why YOU should 

Live Local Spend Local

Read themhere

 


 

Local Community Groups

 

Join the Park Run in Grovelands Park

 

 

More details here

 

 Fill That Hole

 


 

 

 

 Twenty is Plenty in Winchmore Hill

more details here

 


 


Click on the image for details about the local support group


What makes the North London Hospice so special?





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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