- LBE seeks to lease-out Whitewebbs Park for 25 years 25-Aug-2019
- Enfield Society/Enfield Museum WW2 Conference, Saturday 14th September 22-Aug-2019
- Help give Salmons Brook Path in Edmonton a clean-up 21-Aug-2019
- LBE petition to stop developers converting offices to homes without planning permission 20-Aug-2019
- Autumn 2019 newsletter published 14-Aug-2019
Next Enfield Society talksSep16Mon8:00 pm The Mayan Trail @ Jubilee HallThe Mayan Trail @ Jubilee HallSep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmTalk by Anne Johnson and John Wallington. Experience the Spanish Colonial influence and the Majan Heritage through views of local culture and archaelogical sites in the Guatemala and Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.Sep24Tue10:30 am Memories of Chase Farm: Part 2, ... @ Jubilee HallMemories of Chase Farm: Part 2, ... @ Jubilee HallSep 24 @ 10:30 amTalk 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... Continue reading →Oct21Mon8:00 pm The story of Gilbert & Sullivan @ Jubilee HallThe story of Gilbert & Sullivan @ Jubilee HallOct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pmTalk by Nick Dobson illustrated with slides and songs from live performances.
All forthcoming eventsAug26Monall-day Walk: Chilterns (amended)Walk: Chilterns (amended)Aug 26 all-dayNote: this is a change to the walk printed in Newsletter 214 (Summer 2019). The change has been made necessary due to closure of Great Northern lines out of Kings Cross/Moorgate. Replacement walk is: Chilterns. Meet 10.25 Chorleywood Station. Either 09.26 Metropolitan Line train from King’s Cross St Pancras, or... Continue reading →Aug28WedAug31Satall-day Walk: Hampton Court and Bushy ParkWalk: Hampton Court and Bushy ParkAug 31 all-dayMeet 10.42 Hampton Court Station (10.06 South Western Railway Hampton Court train from Waterloo mainline station or at 10.10 from Vauxhall. Check for engineering works). About 6½ mile circular walk via River Thames, Hampton Court Parkland and Bushy Park. Lunch stop in Kingston with option to finish. Bring lunch or... Continue reading →Sep1SunSep4Wedall-day Walk: Grovelands StrollWalk: Grovelands StrollSep 4 all-dayFor tea/coffee suggest meet 10.00 onwards in any of the Winchmore Hill Green cafes. If not, be at Winchmore Hill Station by 11.00. About 2 mile gentle paced linear walk through Grovelands Park with comments on the landscape and geology. Contact on day of walk only: 07984 813 636. Leader:... Continue reading →Sep7Sat2:30 pm Heritage Walk: Royal Small Arms ...Heritage Walk: Royal Small Arms ...Sep 7 @ 2:30 pmWalk led by Ray Tuthill, President of the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) Apprentices Association, and Patrick Grey, Heritage Manager of the RSAF Trust. A tour of the site with access to areas not normally open to the public. Ticket-only event for members of the Enfield Society only. To request... Continue reading →Sep8Sunall-day Walk: Lea ValleyWalk: Lea ValleySep 8 all-dayMeet 10.22 St Margaret’s Station (09.55 Greater Anglia Hertford East train from Tottenham Hale, also stops at 10.02 Brimsdown, 10.05 Enfield Lock and 10 10 Cheshunt). Note: No London Overground trains on Enfield Town/Southbury Loop lines until later. Replacement buses from Southbury Station at 09.03 and 09.33 scheduled to arrive... Continue reading →Sep10Tueall-day LBE petition to end office conve...LBE petition to end office conve...Sep 10 all-dayMore details…8:00 pm Thomas Sidney of Bowes Manor @ Jubilee HallThomas Sidney of Bowes Manor @ Jubilee HallSep 10 @ 8:00 pmTalk by Rachael Macdonald. This meeting will be followed by light refreshments and the Branch AGM. Historical Association talk. Non-members welcome, £1 each.Sep12Thuall-day Walk: Visit to William Morris Ga...Walk: Visit to William Morris Ga...Sep 12 all-dayMeet 10.30 Walthamstow Central Station (near Victoria Line foyer). After a walk of about 1 mile the group will reach the gallery in Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, for an opportunity to view exhibits and use the tea room. Then on to the Wetlands visitor centre for a lunch break.... Continue reading →Sep13Fri8:00 pm St James Gardens excavations and... @ Jubilee HallSt James Gardens excavations and... @ Jubilee HallSep 13 @ 8:00 pmTalk by Caroline Raynor MCIfA, Principal Archaeologist HS2. Enfield Archaelogical Society talk. Non members welcome, £1.50 each.
Until 19th April 2020, daily 10am — 6pm. Enfield at War 1939–45. Major exhibition by the Museum of Enfield highlighting the Home Front in Enfield during the Second World War. Free admission.
Until 31st December 2019, daily 10am — 6pm. The Day Peace Broke Out. A small exhibition of photos and images from Enfield’s Local Studies and Archives Centre which portrays life and events at the end of World War Two. Free.
Our Hon. Secretary attended a meeting recently with a number of organisations involved with trying to save this historic building. Included were Historic England, the Diocese of London and the Vicar of All Saints Edmonton. The meeting agreed to try and resolve the most pressing problem of the ownership of… Continue reading
Janet McQueen, who head-up the Society’s Heritage at Risk Group, has been interviewed by The Enfield Independent concerning the loss of the Grade II listed house in Whitewebbs Road. You can read the full article here.
The Enfield Society is dismayed to learn of the damage / partial demolition of North Lodge, a Grade II listed cottage in Whitewebbs Road. The building has been in a worryingly derelict condition for some time and we are in touch with Enfield Council about its future. Serious recent damage… Continue reading
The Broomfield Pond Swim Society are crowdfunding to raise money to clean the lakes at Broomfield Park and reopen them as a freshwater swimming pond. Recent donation of £40k from Sadiq Khan has brought about national media interest. Today this story appeared in The Sun newspaper.
We’ve learned that the event advertised on page 5 of the latest newsletter has had to be postponed owing to the organ not being ready. We will post the new date for the celebrations when it has been announced.
We have published our latest newsletter, 214 Summer 2019. Members will be receiving their copies in the post within the next few days. You may download a copy from the newsletters page.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to comment on this review. The Enfield Society is a charity with around 1,700 members which has as its object the conservation and enhancement of the civic and natural environments of the London Borough of Enfield and its immediate surrounding area. We are… Continue reading
The Council, working in partnership with the Broomfield House Partnership Board, aims to resolve the future of Broomfield House which is currently unsafe and a blight on the Park. In March 2019 the Executive Director of Place, Sarah Cary in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property & Assets, Cllr… Continue reading
The Campaign for Rural England (CPRE), the Enfield Society and Enfield RoadWatch have issued a joint report called Space to Build, 2019 which identifies unused space within the Borough for up to 37,000 additional homes. One of the key findings of the report is that Enfield should not, and does… Continue reading