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.
talk by David March. Free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Talk by Joe Studman. Florence has an Enfield Cultural Hub named after her. She had visions of becoming a great writer but had to settle for being the second wife of Thomas Hardy. Edna however was a true artist. £3 per person.
Talk by Frank Bayford. Frank was Pharmacist at Chase Farm Hospital before retiring. This talk will carry on from part 1, (the Schools), relating how Chase Farm became a hospital during the war years, and its time as a busy General Hospital afterwards. Frank will talk about the hospital in the first half of the talk and then show slides.
Talk by Anne and John Wallington. This talk will feature the people, places and culture found on a journey from Hanoi in North Vietnam, through Laos to Chang Rai in Thailand.
Talk 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.