One of the highlights of the recent 50 years of Palmers Green event at the Ruth Winston Centre was another chance to see the film about Broomfield Park by Christine Lalla, and a fantastic new montage created specially for the event by Southgate Photographic Society, showing the way in which Palmers Green’s streetscape has changed within living memory.
Artfully compiled by the Society’s Kevin O Neill, the film ‘Remembering Palmers Green’ brings together stills of Palmers Green from Enfield Local Studies Archive and recent shots taken in exactly the same spot by members of the society. Old merges into new with stunning, and occasionally heartbreaking, results. If only we could go back and walk these streets as they were. Thanks to this fantastic film, it almost feels as if you can.
If the film sets off memories, a reminder about the Palmers Green oral history project. We would love to hear from you; your story is yours only, and no one else can tell it.