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Broomfield Shell Memorial officially unveiled

At a ceremony on Thursday 5th March, the newly restored Shell Memorial in Broomfield Park was officially unveiled.

Performing the unveiling were pupils from nearby Broomfield and Hazelwood Schools. Colin Younger of the Broomfield House Trust thanked a number of organisations and people who were involved, including The Enfield Society who donated £800 towards the cost of the work. The Heritage of London Trust were able to support the project and were represented by Nicola Stacey. Bambos Charalambous MP (Enfield, Southgate) was also present.

The guests invited to the ceremony pose with the newly cleaned Memorial

The Shell Memorial records the purchase and opening of Broomfield Park in 1903 and the newly restored inscription reads:

BROOMFIELD PARK
CONTAINING
54 ACRES 25 POLES
WAS PURCHASED FOR £25,000 BY THE
SOUTHGATE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC
ON 25 APRIL 1903

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