Category Archives: Community

A present to Palmers Green

I hope you had a great Christmas. We did, though there were some recent losses amongst family and friends, and not everyone was as well as I would have liked them to be. But it’s a cathartic time, and one … Continue reading

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Lunch at Dom’s

Every so often a post or a comment prompts someone else to write beautifully about their memories of Palmers Green. This one is from David Todd: My memory goes back to 1956, I would have been 8 years old and … Continue reading

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Something to lift the spirits

And so Christmas is nearly here and the accolade of Palmers Green story of the year has been stolen at the last moment by Ian Puddick with his Old Bakery Gin, created in a rediscovered illegal still just south of … Continue reading

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Every street in Palmers Green #10: Two elderly folk from Mile End

If you fancy a modest little outing this weekend, wait for a break in the weather and put on a hat and coat. Turn left from Green Lanes at the Fox and then cross the road, passing under the majestic … Continue reading

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Every Street in Palmers Green #9: The wonder that was Grouts (now Skate Attack)

Talk to any Palmers Greener who has been here much more than a decade and the name Grouts will send them of into a trance of dreamy remembrance. The place with the cash railway, for schoolwear, for underwear, for you-just-couldn’t-get-anywhere-else … Continue reading

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Every street in Palmers Green #6: How Palmers Green went round in circles

If you think that nothing about Palmers Green has ever been cutting edge, then think again. Or perhaps not. In October 1910 John Cathles Hill, a speculative builder who had been responsible for much of the development of the Bowes … Continue reading

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