Meet 10.20 at 121 bus terminus in Enfield Island Village (also served by 491 bus). At tes news copy date 121 buses at 09.33 and 09.42 from Church Street, Enfield Town, are scheduled to arrive at 10.02 and 10.12. Allow ample time for Hertford Road cycle lane works.
A 6½ mile linear walk through the Forest with late Autumn colours. The morning walk of 3¾ miles ends at the Royal Forest Hotel/Butlers Retreat lunch stop—only 10 mins from Chingford bus/train station.
If joining for second half of walk, be at lunch stop by 13.30 (but earlier for lunch!). Afternoon walk of about 2¾ miles ends at Buckhurst Hill Station (Central Line) but with a shorter option. Contact: 020 8882 3602 or 07534 433 578. Leader: Martin Langer
Programme of music by Berlioz and Schumann.
Talk by by Chris Truran. Chris joined the Metropolitan Police in 1975 and worked as a Scenes of Crimes Officer (SOCO), working in central, north and north west London for over 38 years. Chris examined over 25,000 crime scenes ranging from shop-lifting to murder. Last year Chris spoke to us about the development of fingerprint and DNA technologies.
In this second talk he will cover the first use of physical trace evidence in France in 1888 to trap a murderer which marks the birth of the use of Forensic Science in crime detection. The talk will cover the Soham murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman and the kidnap and murder of Sarah Payne.
Talk by Joe Studman. In 1800 only St Andrews and All Saints existed as parish churches. In 1900 there were 20. £3 per person.
Our last litter-picking event of the year will take place on Saturday morning 30th November 2019 when we shall re-visit the Boundary Stream footpath in Ponders End. We shall start at 10am and the meeting point will be the small car park adjacent to the former Boundary House public house which is at 3 High Street Ponders End EN3 4EJ.
This can be reached by way of the 191 bus from Enfield Town; alight at the Nightingale Road bus stop and the meeting point is then just a few moments walk back in the direction from which the bus has come.
Equipment is provided. All members welcome. However, its best to e-mail Nigel King to check he has sufficient equipment.
Meet 10.30 Great Portland Street Station (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines). Through Regent’s Park and up Primrose Hill for views across London. Lunch stop in Regent’s Park Road. Bring lunch or food available. Then the fascinating Camden Railway Heritage Trail ending near Chalk Farm Station. Shorter options. Contact on day of walk only: 07425 136 628. Leader: Margaret Redman
During the Second World War, thousands of apparently secret sites across Britain were turned over to the war effort and either requisitioned, repurposed or rebuilt with their precise role often concealed even from those living close by. Author Colin Philpott has studied the stories of these sites for his third book Secret Wartime Britain published last autumn, which contains the testimonies of people who worked at these secret sites. Copies of his book will be available to purchase from the Museum shop for Colin to sign during the event. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Museum of
Enfield’s Enfield at War exhibition after hours. Tickets: £5
- Santa’s Grotto
- Festive stalls
- Drinks & Food Court
12pm Enfield Brass Band
1pm Mumsing Christmas
2pm Enfield Baptist Church
3pm–5pm Huggy Flares
Meet 15.00 near station exit into Green Park at Green Park Station (Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly Lines). 2 to 2½ hour linear walk with a selection of Christmas lights and related scenes, many of which are away from the usual crowded tourist routes. Shorter options. Leader: Ian Reynolds
This festive meeting will start with a review of Enfield Society events that took place across the past year, with this being followed by a light-hearted quiz. Last year you were tested on your knowledge of hats, vegetables and flowers: this year brush up your knowledge of birds, cakes and bits of Enfield—put your quizzing caps on and come along prepared to do battle! All accompanied by mince pies of course and prizes for the victorious winning team. An extra prize will be awarded to the team with the best team name. There’s everything to play for!