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The Lea Valley from Ice Age to Wetlands: the Lea Valley’s return to nature: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Dr Jim Lewis. This talk covers 10,000 years of Lea Valley history in one hour and looks at how the valley was formed. Here the opportunity is taken to explore how industrial and domestic growth has brought about unforeseen consequences for our planet. Of course, like many of Jim’s talks, there is always a little bit more!

William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Mark Lewis. Joint meeting between The Enfield Society and Edmonton Hundred Historical Society.  Doors open 7.30pm.  Visitors welcome, £1 each.

Public Art in Enfield @ Dugdale Centre, 1st floor conference room
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Talk by Joe Studman. There are mosaics, sculptures, paintings and memorials in Enfield that many of us walk past every day without really noticing them. Take a virtual tour around the borough looking at the works of art displayed in public places for all to see.

Free but advanced ticket reservation is advised.

Recreating young Queen Victoria’s rooms at Kensington Palace: CANCELLED @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

This talk has now been cancelled.

Talk by Lee Prosser. The rooms where Queen Victoria grew up at Kensington Palace were, until recently just a shadow of their former selves. Research has helped to restore them to Regency splendour for the latest exhibition dedicated to her early life and also tells a different story of her childhood. In the talk Lee will trace that story and explore some of the discoveries.

Sri Lanka: Traders, Temples and a Tooth @ Jubilee Hall
May 15 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Ian Jones. Enfield Archaeological Society talk.  Visitors welcome, £1.50 each.

The Pymmes Brook Trail @ Jubilee Hall
May 18 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Colin Saunders. The 13 mile route starts at Hadley Green, where the headwaters of Pymmes Brook rises and descends through East Barnet, Osidge, Palmers Green and Edmonton to finish at Tottenham Hale where the brook flows into the River Lea.

Colin is the author of The Pymmes Brook Trail which is illustrated with maps and photographs and available from our on-line shop and Jubilee Hall.

Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition @ Jubilee Hall
May 20 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Carol Lewis.  An Edmonton Hundred Historical Society meeting. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.

Putting on the Ritz: 1920s and 30s fashions @ Jubilee Hall
May 26 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Carol Harris. In the 1920s and ’30s, women shortened their skirts, bobbed their hair and threw away their corsets. Fashion trends for men and women were set by the younger royals and the emerging Hollywood film industry. This talk looks at the fashions of those inter-war years, and what those clothes say about the lives and interests of, especially, the women who wore them. Tutankhamun, smoking, celebrity culture and new textiles are all parts of the story, and the talk is illustrated with items from Carol’s extensive collection.

A Spoonful of Sugar @ Jubilee Hall
May 27 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Joe Studman. From Workhouse infirmary to Royal Free. A history of the hospitals of Enfield and Edmonton.  Doors open 2pm.  £4 per person.

Enfield Society AGM @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Doors open 7.30pm. All members welcome. Our speaker this year will be Nick Dines, Managing Director Concilio, who will be talking about the redevelopment of Edmonton Green Shopping Centre.

More details about our AGM. . .

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