Areas like Palmers Green have changed a great deal over the years; the memories of others help us see where we live with new eyes. Can you imagine what it would be like to be caught in an air raid? For the streets to have virtually no cars? To be one of the first Irish or Greek families to settle in the area? For Palmers Green to have a department store, two cinemas and no betting shops or nail bars?
Have you and your family lived or worked in the Palmers Green area for donkeys years? We would love to hear about your memories of the area, and how it has changed, over a cup of tea. In the meantime, here are some memories of Palmers Green from other sites.
Rosalie lived in Palmers Green during the war, and provided this memory of her wartime life as part of the BBC project the WW2 People’s War, an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar’.
Carol shares her memories of Grouts on the London RIP website
Memories of Palmers Green from the Francis Frith website