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About our talks

A regular programme of talks is arranged by the Enfield Society. These are free to members and non-members are welcome to attend for a modest charge (typically £1 per meeting).   Refreshments will be available and our sales counter will be open. Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, is near the junction with Chase Side and there is an access ramp for wheelchairs.

Talks either take place during the day or in the evening.  You can check our events calendar for all talks, or just the daytime talks or evening talks.

Other organisations also meet in Jubilee Hall—if you are interested in booking the hall, please see our Jubilee Hall for hire page for details.

If there is a particular subject you would like to see covered at our meetings, or if you know of someone who can speak on a particular topic, please contact the meetings organiser or use our contact form or leave a telephone message with Jubilee Hall.

Meetings of other local Societies at Jubilee Hall

Enfield Archaeological Society (EAS)

Visitors are very welcome (£1.50 per person). See www.enfarchsoc.org.

Edmonton Hundred Historical Society (EHHS)

Talks are free to members; there is a charge of £1 per head for visitors. See www.edmontonhundred.org.uk.

Historical Association (HA)

Visitors to meetings of the North London Branch are welcome for the small charge of £1.00 per person. More details from the Branch Secretary, Robin Blades (020 8368 5328), Associate Membership available for £5 a year for an individual or £8 a year for a couple. robin.blades@outlook.com.

Next talks

Waterways Wonders @ Jubilee Hall
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Illustrated talk by Richard Thomas. A tour of some of the engineering marvels around the waterways system. We visit Foxton inclined plane, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Harecastle Tunnel, Anderton Lift and the Bingley Five Rise Locks among other perhaps not quite so well known.

Evacuees in WW2, part 2 @ Jubilee Hall
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk by Mike Brown.

The Owners of Broomfield Park @ Palmers Green Library
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm

talk by Ivor Evans. Free.

The history of quilling @ Jubilee Hall
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Talk by Judith and Christine Hughes. Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Judith and Christine will describe the history of quilling from when paper was first invented through to the modern day. They will talk about some of the famous people who have been involved in this art form and show examples of quilling that they have produced. There will be an opportunity to buy items they have made.

Charles Lamb in Enfield and Edmonton @ Jubilee Hall
Feb 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Talk by Joe Studman. The most genial of the local literati and his love/hate relationship with this area. £3 per person.

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