Calendar

Apr
24
Wed
The Lost Buildings of Southgate @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by local history speaker and guide Joe Studman. It is said that The Taylors and Walkers had a policy of buying up property and demolishing it as they couldn’t stand to see another mans chimney from Arnos or Grovelands. Was it wanton destruction or the first greenbelt? £3 per person.

Apr
26
Fri
Trees in Broomfield Park @ Palmers Green Library
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm

talk by David March. Free.

Apr
29
Mon
Brickmaking in the Borough of Enfield @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk by David Cufley. This talk gives an idea of working in the brickfields and covers the period from the 1700s to WW1 with an emphasis on the 19th century. It shows how the workforce were organised, their wages and social conditions. The details of local brickfields will be included in the talk. Joint talk with the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society.

Free to TES members.  Visitors welcome, £1 per person.

Apr
30
Tue
Sailing the Adriatic—from the far north down to the Ionian @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am

Talk by David Toynbee. David has been sailing the seas for many years in his yacht Kaiku. Today he will share with us time spent in the Adriatic with a voyage from Monfalconi near Trieste and across to Venice. Then through the jewel of the Mediterranean, the 1000 islands of Croatia before heading back across to Italy and on down into the Greek Ionian.

Free to TES members.  Visitors welcome, £1 per person.

May
10
Fri
EAS Vice Presidential Address @ Jubilee Hall
May 10 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Jon Cotton.  Subject to be confirmed.  Free to EAS members.  Visitors welcome, £1.50 per person.

May
20
Mon
The London Underground @ Jubilee Hall
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk by Tony Eagle.  Pictures from its steam-powered inception to modern times will be included together with collections from the 1950s to the present day.  Audience participation will be invited and there will be a light-hearted quiz.

The London Underground @ Jubilee Hall
May 20 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Tony Earle. Pictures from its steam-powered inception to modern times will be included together with recollections from the 1950s to the present day. Audience participation will be invited and there will be a light-hearted quiz.

May
22
Wed
Enfield in the 14th century @ Jubilee Hall
May 22 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by local history speaker and guide Joe Studman.  The influence of Black Death, 100 year war and poor harvests affected our area. David Pam called these “The Hungry Years” and their effect shaped Enfield for the rest of the Middle Ages.  £3 per person.

May
28
Tue
The Pearly Kings and Queens of London @ Jubilee Hall
May 28 @ 10:30 am

Talk by John Waters.  John is the pearly king of Finsbury and a member of the London pearly kings and queens society (charity No 1091098). John will give a talk in part on the history of the city of London and also on the tradition of the pearly kings and queens of London and their charitable duty of representing an iconic tradition of the sight of the pearly kings and queens of London. The London pearly kings and queens give away an average of £24,000 each year to London and home counties charities.

If we are lucky John might even give us a couple of songs to bring back the past.

Jun
25
Tue
Finding Nemon @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Lady Aurelia Young.  Oscar Nemon (1906 – 1985) is one of the twentieth century’s greatest sculptors, responsible for iconic portraits of elder statesmen and major figures displayed all over the world. He was a flamboyant personality who charmed those who came into contact with him, including towering figures such as Winston Churchill, Sigmund Freud and Queen Elizabeth II along with countless politicians and celebrities. His daughter Aurelia will talk to us about her father’s life from humble origins as a Jew in (what is now) Croatia to his refuge from the Nazis in southern England, the career of this often infuriating yet charismatic man and his artistic and personal encounters with presidents, prime ministers, royalty and others. The Queen nicknamed him the ‘missing Oscar’ and he became the subject of the only attempt at sculpture by his friend Churchill, who in turn posed for many likenesses by Nemon including a monumental bronze in the House of Commons.

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