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Southgate Station by Christine Matthews

Winner of the Southgate Photographic Society

"50 Years of Conservation" competition

This Week in N21

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Firs Farm Community Hub & Dementia Cafe


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TARGET

£66,233

more details here

 


 

Southgate Photographic Society

Civic Week Competition Finalists

Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill - since 1939

 

Blowing bubbles

Christine Matthews

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A look inside

Kath Pieri

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Gone but not forgotten

Kevin O'Neill

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Spring Storm in Trent Park 2

Jane Lawson

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New River Loop, Winchmore Hill

Clive Wade

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 You can view all the finalists

www.southgatephoto.org.uk/


Southgate Photographic Society

meet at St Paul's Church hall

and welcomes new members

 


 

Wades Grove street party

filmed of a Channel 4 documentary

 

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New path along the New River

between Carpenter Gardens

and Barrowell Green


from this 


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to this


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more details here

 


 

Warning: N21 ambulance response times

below the national average


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Source: The Times

more details here

  


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Eversley Park Road cottage

marketed by Havilands

 

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more details here

 

 


 

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View planning applications in the N21 postcode in 2017

here

  


 

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 Fitnesshub21 opens in Winchmore Hill 


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more details here

 


 

Join the Park Run

in Grovelands Park


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www.parkrun.org.uk/grovelands/

 

Lots of other sporting activities

to join in N21!

more details here


 

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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 


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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


Grange Park Horticultural Society

more details here


North London Organic Gardeners

more details here

 

Woodcroft Wildspace

more details here

 


 

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Ten reasons why you

should Live Local Shop Local

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here

 

 


 

N21 Experts


The inheritance tax nil rate band has been raised to £1m?

 

True or False?

 

 George Ttouli of Burlington Wealth Management explains

more details here

 


 

Summer tips for caring for your pets

 

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Village Vets shares some useful tips

more details here 

 


 

Preparing your house for sale

 

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Havilands provide some simple tips

more details here

 


 

 

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Are you thinking of starting a business?

 

Are you unemployed?


www.enterpriseenfield.org

 

 


 

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New & Updated Business Pages

 

AM Developments (Landscaping)

Angell Learning & Development

Aroma Tea & Coffee House

GK Electrical

Fitnesshub21

Hormone Health Solutions

La Nostra

ME

N21 Roofing & Construction

Oakwood Painting

La Rocca

Slimming World With Lizzie

Souvlaki2go

The Vine Leaf

Trent Park Country Club

Winchmore Hill School of Karate

Your White Room

 


 

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IF YOU WITNESS AN ACCIDENT OR INCIDENT

ON THE A105 (GREEN LANES)

PLEASE REPORT IT

 

https://beta.met.police.uk/report/report-a-road-traffic-incident/

 

also report it to:

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Whose mistake is this?


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Chrissy Adamou of Pussy Bow

has been taken to court by

Enfield Council

for none payment of business rates

 

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After eight weeks of barriers 

takings are DOWN by 70%

Rates have UP 

from £11,750 to £14,500 a year

 

SIGN CHRISSY'S  PETITION

http://tinyurl.com/Pussy-Bow-petition

 


 

What safety risks have TfL identified

on your section of the

A105 (Green Lanes)?

 

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Stage 2 Safety Audit

 

why is LBE risking our residents?

 


 

 Another driver hits a 'wand'


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Somewhere under here is a cycle track


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Segregated cycle lanes are putting patients' lives at risk

medical leaders have warned

 

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Ambulance on the wrong side of the road opposite Sainsbury's

 

read the Telegraph article

here

 


 

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watch the video

here

 


 

Are drivers confused by the new Sainsbury's lights?


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Watch the video

 


 

Accident at the new bus boarder bus stop


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"Monday night (15.5.17) around 11pm I stopped and helped an old lady who was forced out of the way by on coming traffic and drove up one of the new layout bus stops on Green Lanes. She was very shook up and her air bags deployed after hitting a lamp post, I waited with her and some witnesses until the police arrived. The new bus stop layout protruded into the road without any warning signs in place to avoid the high kerb. Yes this is a construction issue, one of many however, the cycle lanes have made the roads so narrow there is now no margin for error which is a major concern"

AJR

 


 

Compton Road junction assault begins

 

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 PETITION


Save our trees on 'Green' Lanes


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Enfield council presented false statements and visual plans of green lanes in their 'consultation for the cycle lane scheme - on the drawings no mention was made of tearing up and ripping out ten mature trees along our green lanes to date - and more to come.The residents of Winchmore hill did not agree to the replacement of beautiful mature trees with grey slabs of concrete - 'improving public spaces ' in the council's words.


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So are cyclists using their new cycle lanes?


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or is it too slow and complicated!!


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"We are making sure we speak to the councils and try and divert cyclists away from main roads onto what I call quiet ways in order to encourage people particularly in outer London to cycle rather than have all our eggs in the Embankment cycle superhighway previous generation basket.... the bad news is that as a consequence of the congestion not only is it leading to worse air quality but people are stopping using certain buses because they can't rely on getting from A to B, so it is in everyone's interest to sort out congestion in London".

SADIQ KHAN

 LBC December 2016

 

SIGN THE PETITION TO SADIQ KHAN


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Check out pollution levels today

  

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http://www.londonair.org.uk/



 

Enfield is the worse borough

in the country for fly-tipping

 

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www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39141810


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CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAN RECYCLE HERE

 


 

 

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Can you help your local community?

 


n21online is a community portal for the Winchmore Hill postcode 

 

Activities in our local area

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New River Action Group

Enfield Town to Angel Islington Walk

Sunday 25 June


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more details here



 

 

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https://www.fixmystreet.com

 


 

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June Newsletter

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download here


Winchmore Hill Police 


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CONTACT HERE

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NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED

more details here

 



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Welcome to Chess Bites in the Park


a unique opportunity to learn & play

this game of strategy and mental agility,

in bite size sessions

in Bury Lodge Park


more details here

 


 

Capitol House Redevelopment

 

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Residents questionnaire

http://capitolhouse.co.uk/



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more details here

  


  

 Watch WH's amazing Nikki Christou on CBBC

 

 

 


  

Enfield Local Heritage List

 

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Explore our rich local architectural heritage

LINK

 


 

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North London Hospice

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www.northlondonhospice.org

 


 

 

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More details here

 


 

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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.

 


 

Enfield Road Watch

 

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more details here 


 

Southgate Homebound

and Disabled Association

 

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 more details here

 


 

Ruth Winston Community Centre

 

 

 ruthwinstoncentre.com


 

Winchmore Hill Community Care

 

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more details here 


Your local good neighbour scheme, sponsored by the seven churches in Winchmore Hill, is looking for a part-time paid administrator to work 6 hours per week, based in our office in the  Friends Meeting House, Church Hill, N21. 

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Dementia Cafe

at St Peter's Church Hall

on Fridays

More details here

  


 

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www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk



Chickenshed Theatre 

 


 

The Fontliners Book Club

meets once a month in the Winchmore

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 READ OUR 2017 NEWSLETTER

 

The Highlands Village Book Group

invites new members

 contact Kate on 07944 756757

 
Winchmore Hill Book Club
 


Grovelands Park
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill & Palmers Green Memories 
Facebook Group

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Winchmore Hill Mummies 
Facebook Group


 
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more details here


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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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