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How Palmers Green changed before your eyes

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.

One reply on “How Palmers Green changed before your eyes”

What a fantastic film of Palmers Green, it brought back so many memories. I was born in the Southgate Town Hall, Palmers Green in 1927 and lived there with my Dad, Mum and six siblings until Dad retired from the Southgate Fire Brigade in 1951. I hadn’t realised the Town Hall was much smaller, it must have been enlarged before ‘my arrival’, I know the Library was built on just before the war I believe. I remember the Baptist Church, as I went there every Sunday.
The Fox Pub…another memory. I even know where ‘The Fox (a well known sign)’ which disappeared in seventies is….it is in New Zealand ! WE had all our photos taken at Camera that name also bought back memories.

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