Talk by Trudi Axtens and Ursula Taylor, North London Waste Authority. For 50 years there has been a waste disposal site at the Edmonton EcoPark that has diverted more than 21 million tonnes of non-recyclable waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill. The current energy from waste facility is now nearing the end of its useful life and plans for its replacement have been progressing since 2014, with proposals for a new facility that will be far more efficient than the one it is replacing. Perhaps more importantly though in these energy-conscious times, the new energy recovery facility will not just be cleaner but will also produce up to 78 megawatts of low carbon energy each year to supply electricity and heat for up to 127,000 homes. Using waste to generate energy will lead to carbon savings equivalent to 215,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year when compared to the alternative of sending it to landfill. That’s like removing 110,000 cars off of the road. Work on the site began in early 2019 and in this talk Trudi and Ursula will describe the project’s progress and how the facility, when completed, will make a major contribution to managing the non-recyclable waste collected in north London and to achieving the Government’s target of ‘Net Zero’
- A Positive Vision for London’s Green Belt 21-Feb-2020
- LBE Parks Strategy: Enfield Society view 21-Feb-2020
- Southgate Office Village— Planning panel report 28-Jan-2020
- Enfield Society heritage projects 28-Jan-2020
- Residents demand answers on future of green belt golf course 24-Jan-2020
Next Enfield Society meetingsMar16Mon8:00 pm A History of Telephones in Enfield @ Jubilee HallA History of Telephones in Enfield @ Jubilee HallMar 16 @ 8:00 pmTalk 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...Mar31Tue10:30 am The Lea Valley from Ice Age to W... @ Jubilee HallThe Lea Valley from Ice Age to W... @ Jubilee HallMar 31 @ 10:30 amTalk 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...Apr15Wed8:00 pm William Morris and the Arts and ... @ Jubilee HallWilliam Morris and the Arts and ... @ Jubilee HallApr 15 @ 8:00 pmTalk by Mark Lewis. Joint meeting between The Enfield Society and Edmonton Hundred Historical Society. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.
All eventsFeb29Satall-day Walk: West London Open SpacesWalk: West London Open SpacesFeb 29 all-dayMeet 10.30 Ealing Broadway Station (about 30 mins by Central Line from Oxford Circus). Toilets on station platform. No Great Northern trains today. 7½ mile linear walk via Walpole, Gunnersbury and Chiswick Parks, all with historic houses, ending at Turnham Green Station. Shorter options. Lunch stop near Kew Bridge/Strand on...Mar3Tue2:30 pm Afternoon tea with Age UK: The G... @ St Peter's Church HallAfternoon tea with Age UK: The G... @ St Peter's Church HallMar 3 @ 2:30 pmRudyard Kipling, roses, Billy Cotton, allotments, Bill & Ben, Conan Doyle, Capability Brown, Pam Ayres, greenfly, gnomes & more. Each show bristling with music, laughter, songs & facts. £5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4118 All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield: Registered Charity...Mar5Thuall-day Walk: Discovery Walk: LondiniumWalk: Discovery Walk: LondiniumMar 5 all-dayMeet 10.45 Tower Hill Station (Circle and District Lines). About 5 to 6 mile linear walk which includes some surviving Roman remains and shows how the Romans continued to influence the City for centuries. Route ends in Leadenhall Market. Many shorter options. Lunch stop at The Museum of London which...Mar6Fri8:00 pm Layers of London: Get involved w... @ Jubilee HallLayers of London: Get involved w... @ Jubilee HallMar 6 @ 8:00 pmTalk by Adam Corsini (University of London). Enfield Archaeological Society talk. Visitors welcome, £1.50 each.Mar10Tue8:00 pm Evaluating the November 1918 Rev... @ Jubilee HallEvaluating the November 1918 Rev... @ Jubilee HallMar 10 @ 8:00 pmTalk by Dr Christopher Dillon (King’s College London). An Historical Association meeting, non-members welcome, £1 each.Mar11Wedall-day Two walks over the Northern HeightsTwo walks over the Northern HeightsMar 11 all-dayMeet 10.20 Alexandra Palace Station ticket office (10.03 train from Enfield Chase). About 2¼ hour linear walk via the Palace grounds and the disused railway path to Highgate Wood and then into Highgate Village for lunch stop and option to end. Bring lunch or food available. After lunch about 1½...Mar16Mon8:00 pm A History of Telephones in Enfield @ Jubilee HallA History of Telephones in Enfield @ Jubilee HallMar 16 @ 8:00 pmTalk 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...Mar17Tue1:00 pm Enfield Town’s Lost Palaces @ Dugdale Centre, 1st floor conference roomEnfield Town’s Lost Palaces @ Dugdale Centre, 1st floor conference roomMar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pmTalk by Ian Jones. Enfield’s manor house—a Tudor building known locally as the ‘Palace’—was situated where Pearsons is today until it was demolished in 1928. This talk examines the pictorial and archaeological evidence for the building and gardens with special focus on the surviving Oak room. Free but advanced ticket...Mar18Wed8:00 pm EHHS AGM and Talk @ Jubilee HallEHHS AGM and Talk @ Jubilee HallMar 18 @ 8:00 pmAGM 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.Mar19Thuall-day Walk: River Thames ScenesWalk: River Thames ScenesMar 19 all-dayDepart 11.10 from Tate Britain Gallery’s Manton entrance in Atterbury Street (not from the main entrance fronting Millbank and The Thames). About 10 mins signed walk from Pimlico Station (Victoria Line). Note: the Gallery opens from 10.00, has free admission, and within the Manton entrance are toilets and a café....Mar21Sat7:30 pm Enfield Choral Society @ St Paul's ChurchEnfield Choral Society @ St Paul's ChurchMar 21 @ 7:30 pmThe Enfield Choral Society will performing a programme which celebrates the work of female composers throughout the ages, including the modern composers Cecilia McDowall (her ‘Magnificat’) and Janet Wheeler (‘The Ceaseless Round of Circling Planets’). Tickets are £12 in advance available from members or from www.enfieldchoralsociety.org.uk, or 07793 082991 or...
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- Enfield Footpaths Map £2.50
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 29th May 2020, Monday to Saturday 10am–5pm. Lost Enfield. A small exhibition of photographs from Enfield’s Local Studies and Archive Centre, showing bygone sdcene and lost buildings from around the Borough. Free admission. [On the 1st floor.]