Now open and running until 22nd April 2019. Opening Hours are Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm. Free entrance. A special feature on Broomfield House appeared in the Autumn 2018 newsletter.
An exhibition portraying the experiences of children at Forty Hall through subtle displays set in the period rooms to give a fascinating glimpse into the Hall’s past.
Throughout the centuries there have been children at Forty Hall; wealthy children have lived here and poorer children have worked here. In more recent years, children have come to enjoy events and activities, explore the house and play in the park.
An illustrated talk by Peter Aylmer. London is a great place for walkers, if you know where to look—and if you know what to look for, once you get there. Peter’s guidebook Walking in London, published by Cicerone Press, deliberately seeks out some of the 13,000 species that inhabit its parks and gardens, rivers and heaths—the London Wildlife Trust helped Peter put the guide together. But that diversity couldn’t be possible without a wide range of open spaces, and Peter will also tell of how Londoners created arguably the greenest large city on the planet, often in the face of opposition from the powerful.
Peter is chair of the London group of the Long Distance Walkers Association. He brings a wide variety of perspectives and comparisons to walking in London, having walked most of England’s National Trails and created his own walks from south to north of each of Wales, England and Scotland. He is also the author of the Cicerone guide Walking in Essex. Joint talk with EHHS
Talk by Joe Studman. A look at ghosts, murders and witchcraft in the old parish and the history behind them. £3 per person.
Meet 10.05 Chingford Bus Station. As at November 2018, 313 buses from Church Street, Enfield Town, run at 09.14 and 09.32 are scheduled to arrive Chingford at 09.37 and 09.57 respectively, but check beforehand and allow ample time.
A surprisingly rural walk with expansive views over the Lea Valley and North London ending by about 12.45-13.00 at Enfield Island Village for 121 or 491 buses. Only about 3¾ miles but may be muddy especially near Yardley Hill and Gilwell. Details: 020 8366 2242 or 07948 204 025. Leader: Dave Cockle
Talk by Georgie Perrot. During her long career at Covent Garden Opera House Georgie worked in a variety of roles, mostly in the Costume Department but latterly working as Administrative Assistant to the Directors of the Opera House. During this time she met many of the famous performers from the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet and says she will be ‘shamelessly name-dropping’ during her talk! Georgie will also display some of the fabulous costumes used in performances at the Opera House along with a pair of Darcy Bussell’s shoes.
Meet 10.30 Royal Victoria DLR Station (on Beckton branch of the DLR network and adjacent to the Emirates cablecar).
Initially this 8 mile linear walk gives an opportunity to view the newly redeveloped Royal Docks area near City Airport, and then goes via the Woolwich Foot Tunnel to reach Woolwich Common and Charlton Park. Ends at Charlton Station for return to London Bridge. Shorter option by ending at the lunch stop in Woolwich. Bring lunch or food available. Details: 07904 193 098. Leader: John West
Meet 10.41 Barnes Station (10.26 South Western Railway Weybridge train from Vauxhall mainline station).
An attractive 6 to 7 mile linear walk, initially via the Beverley Brook into Richmond Park, then across the Park to Ham Common (lunch stop) before reaching The Thames to end at Kingston Station. Shorter option. Bring lunch or food available. Leader: Mick Spinks
Tea, Robert Browning, Morris dancing, Flanders & Swann, dogs, Shakespeare, Kenneth Williams, gardens, Noel Coward & more.
Each show bristling with music, laughter, songs & facts. 2.00 for 2.30: St Peter’s Church Hall, Vera Ave, Grange Park, N21 1DN
W9 Bus or Grange Park Station. £5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4118
All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield