Category Archives: Green Palmers Green

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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Every Street in Palmers Green #2: A warning to heavy traffic

Deadman’s bridge and the traction engine sign, Green Lanes If you walk down Green Lanes in the direction of the north circular on the west side of the road you will eventually come to Deadman’s bridge. This stretch of road … Continue reading

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Digitization prompts fears for local archive

Times are tough for cash strapped local authorities as they seek to provide a plethora of essential services. Unsurprising then, that Enfield Council has been looking for areas in which it can find economies. One such appears to be Enfield … Continue reading

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Developer with a sense of humour?

In ancient Greece. a Prytaneum or Prytaneion, was the town hall of a Greek city-state, normally housing the chief magistrate and the common altar or hearth of the community. Ambassadors, distinguished foreigners, and citizens who had done signal service were … Continue reading

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Every street in Palmers Green

What do you love in Palmers Green? Are there buildings, monuments, or spaces that you think are worthy of recognition, either because of their value in their own right or historical or social associations? Now’s your chance to have your … Continue reading

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The schoolmaster and the sweet pea

Autumn is just around the corner, and time to gather in the last sweet peas and then say goodbye to their sweet summer fragrance. But the sweet pea might never have made it to the United Kingdom at all had … Continue reading

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