Talk by Joe Studman. Enfield Palace, Durants Arbour, Burleigh House, Percy House, Enfield Assembly Rooms, Prounces House, Zion and Chase Side Chapels, Gentleman’s Row bothy, Cecil Road farm as well as several 17th and 18th century inns and 20th century cinemas are among the many interesting historic buildings in Enfield which have been demolished. Many of these and others will be illustrated in Joe’s talk.
Talk by Mike Brown. An Edmonton Hundred Historical Society meeting. Visitors welcome, £1 each.
Talk by Adam Corsini (University of London). Enfield Archaeological Society talk. Visitors welcome, £1.50 each.
Talk by Dr Christopher Dillon (King’s College London). An Historical Association meeting, non-members welcome, £1 each.
Talk by John Liffen. The telephone was introduced in Britain in 1878 but it was not until 1899 that the first exchange in Enfield was opened, in a small room next to a pub. Initially take-up was slow but by the 1920s large new exchanges were needed. The talk reviews the development of telephone use across the area of the present London Borough of Enfield, focusing particularly on the visible infrastructure. However, impending changes in communications technology may mean that the prominent exchange buildings will be surplus to requirements in a few years’ time.
As well as recent photos taken by the speaker, the talk will include many historic images drawn from BT Archives, Enfield Local Studies and the Science Museum Group.
AGM of Edmonton Hundred Historical Society (EHHS) followed by a talk by Dr Jim Lewis entitled London’s Lea Valley: Home of Britain’s Growing Food and Drink Industry. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.
Talk by Dr Martin Dearne plus AGM. Enfield Archaeological Society meeting. Visitors welcome, £1.50 each.
A talk by Professor Heather Jones (University College London). An Historical Association meeting. Non-members welcome £1 each.
Talk by Mark Lewis. Joint meeting between The Enfield Society and Edmonton Hundred Historical Society. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.