Author Archives: Suzanne Beard

Southgate Photographic Society’s Blockbuster

This week sees Southgate Photographic Society’s 73rd annual exhibition – and this year it’s a blockbuster, or certainly at the old Blockbuster’s in Southgate Circus. TfL has kindly lent the space until 17 June. Why not go along and look … Continue reading

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Market N13, the place for Father’s Day fun!

Market N13, Palmers Green’s relaunched Sunday market is celebrating 3 months trading, by providing a fun venue for kids and Dads (and everyone else!) to enjoy Father’s Day together.  Come along for your regular Sunday shopping and join in with … Continue reading

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Farewell, Ron Moody

Our thoughts this week are firmly with the family and friends of Ron Moody who sadly passed away on 11 June aged 91. Living for many years near the Cherry Tree, he was often seen around Palmers Green. Charles Dickens’ … Continue reading

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Truro House is for sale – but is this what it looks like inside?

Truro House was posted up on Rightmove on Friday, for a cool £2.9 million. But let’s hope the pictures are from one of the other units to be built… The building, which is Grade 2 listed,  is described as ‘refined … Continue reading

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The Fox becomes Enfield’s first ‘Asset of Community Value’

Palmers Green’s The Fox has become the first Asset of Community Value to be created in Enfield following a decision of Enfield Council’s Evaluations Committee last week. Under the Localism Act, Councils must maintain a list of ‘community assets’, nominated … Continue reading

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More about the Broomfield House find

Ralph Hutchings has now made a short video about the Broomfield House witch bottle finds. Though it happened over 30 years ago, other recent discoveries in the Town Hall have led Ralph to come forward to talk about the day … Continue reading

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Broomfield bottle find raises further questions about our past

Following the discovery of a manuscript in the Town Hall,  we understand that local furniture expert Ralph Hutchings has now also come forward with a story of an earlier find in Broomfield House thirty years ago during post fire work to … Continue reading

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Enfield loses its nerve over hauntings?

The last few days have seen local groups in uproar following the news that Enfield won’t be taking part in London Open House this year. Apparently, Enfield has pulled out because it was unwilling to pay the £4,000 contribution required … Continue reading

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Is it all over for the Green Dragon?

News is coming through this morning that Enfield Council has turned down an application for the Green Dragon pub in Winchmore Hill to be registered as an Asset of Community Value. The pub closed a few months ago and the … Continue reading

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Local gem celebrates its 400th birthday

Christ Church Southgate celebrates its 400th birthday this year. The Weld Chapel was founded in May 1615 and was the first church in this area. Before that, churchgoers had to cross woods and fields to make their way to Edmonton. … Continue reading

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