Talk by Joe Studman. 2019 was the centenary of Addison’s Housing Act that had promised servicemen returning from the First World War ‘Homes Fit for Heroes’. This talk is a virtual visit to the Hyde Estate, Lavender Hill, the Welsh Estate and Carpenter Gardens to examine whether local councils delivered on this promise.
Free but advanced ticket reservation is advised.
Talk by Joe Studman. The 17th century saw a series of plots against The Crown many of them involving Enfield people and places. Doors open 2pm. £4 per person.
We are waiting for this date to be confirmed.
Members will be aware of the highly controversial proposal for high-rise blocks in Southgate (see newsletters 215, Autumn 2019 and 216, Winter 2019). The Enfield Society have lodged an objection to the proposal.
A Planning Panel to consider this application originally scheduled for November was deferred due to the general election. A revised date has now been agreed on Thursday 23rd January, 7.30pm at Highlands School, Worlds End Lane, N21.
The Planning Panel will provide an opportunity for local community groups and all interested parties to hear further details about the scheme and to express their views prior to the matter being considered by Planning Committee.
The meeting is open to all residents. Members are encouraged to object to the proposals but any objections should be on planning grounds rather than a general dislike of the proposal.
Meet 10.30 St. Paul’s Station (Central Line)— toilets nearby in One New Change Shopping Centre, Cheapside. 6 to 7 mile linear walk exploring North Southwark with historic buildings, major landmarks and ancient alleyways in London’s former entertainment centre. Lunch stop near City Hall. Bring lunch or food available. Route ends at Westminster Station. Shorter options. Contact: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West
Talk by by John Green. An anecdotal account of John’s father’s career as a railway station master, first in Lincolnshire then at Gordon Hill, Northumberland Park, then re-opening the Southbury Loop in the days when railway stations had signalmen, booking clerks and porters and steam trains were the norm.
Meet 10.24 Cheshunt Station (10.14 London Overground train from Southbury Station or 09.55 Greater Anglia Hertford East train from Tottenham Hale). About 6 mile circular walk with a mix of waterways, lakes and meadows, including the permissive link into Rammey Marsh. Option to end from lunch stop in Waltham Abbey. Bring lunch or food available. Contact: 07900 286 254. Leader: Mike Cranstone
Meet 10.30 Hackney Wick Station (about 15 minutes from Highbury & Islington on London Overground Stratford service).
About 3 hour, 4 mile, linear walk exploring the natural and man-made waterways in and around the Olympic Park that create contrasting scenes. Coffee/toilet stop en-route. Route ends near Bow Church (DLR) and Bow Road (District Line) stations. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman
Anderson shelters, evacuees, Churchill, the Andrews Sisters, gas masks, the London Olympics, doodlebugs, Vera Lynn & more.
Each show bristling with music, laughter, songs & facts.
£5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4118
All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield: Registered Charity No 1063696
Talk by Professor Julian Hoppit (UCL). An Historical Association meeting, visitors welcome £1 each.