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(Another) Lost Cat

Dear B&BC,

Couldn't find a Lost & Found section, so please direct elsewhere if necessary - I have a neighbor who is frantic as her cat went missing yesterday from Stanley Road, N11.  I have scanned a photo I could upload, if I could figure out how.  Meanwhile, as I lost my own household deity a while back I totally sympathise with her - it's even worse as her Net is down and she can't get a teckie to fix it until 4th, so I've been posting for her on Animal Rescue…


Added by Kathie Burke on February 2, 2016 at 22:25 — 3 Comments

Thinking of hiring an affordable local venue?

North London Samaritans is planning to develop a brand new community centre by rebuilding Shaftesbury Hall in Herbert Road, by Bowes Park Station in North London.  

Do you ever need an affordable venue for a one-off meeting, party, training session, coffee morning, or Pilates class? Or do you book regular meetings for groups or organisations? Your answers could help us in applying for Big Lottery funding for the proposed new community…


Added by North London Samaritans on January 27, 2016 at 14:05 — No Comments

‘The Best Way Forward’ – political speech by Roderickina Spode on behalf of the Gross National Interest Party

Good day to all you spankingly wonderful people of Bowes Park and Bounds Green.  It is such a pleasure to be here with you today.  What ho!  Well, chaps and lady chaps, I am delighted to inform you that in this oncoming by-election, I am standing in this electoral district for the Gross National Interest Party – headed up by our estimable leader, Bertrand Aloiyishious Wooster.  Jolly decent chap.  Great pal of mine.  Spiffing old boy.

Let me make a few things spankingly clear.  In…


Added by Andrea Phillips on January 21, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

A lament for the lost bizarre bits of Bowes Park

Noticing yesterday that the Naxos girl had vanished from her High Road window, I began to lament the loss of quirky things in our area. 

London's most interesting underpants are long disposed of (unless Nick preserved…


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on October 19, 2015 at 17:00 — 4 Comments

Market N13 - an update from Annita and the team.

Market N13 - changes and developments

We hope everyone is enjoying the revamped, renewed Sunday Market in Palmers Green, which launched in March this year.

We want to let everyone know that from…


Added by MarketN13 on September 28, 2015 at 16:46 — No Comments

A little exercise indoors

So, the rain is here and the temperature starts to drop.

Here at Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis we may have an outdoor bowling green and 3 all-weather outdoor tennis courts but we have the added advantage of an INDOOR bowling green.

So for anyone who needs a little exercise during the winter…


Added by Jane Lees on September 18, 2015 at 16:20 — No Comments

Centenary of Bowes Park born Illustrator Robert Ayton

This year, 2015 marks the centenary of one the best known illustrators you have probably never heard of… Yet anyone growing up in the 50s, 60s or 70s is likely to recognise the images of Robert Norton Ayton even if you do not know his name.

Robert Ayton was born in Russell Road Bowes Park…


Added by Richard McKeever on September 14, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Bounds Green Tennis Club welcomes new Coach

Bounds Green Tennis Club are delighted to announce they have a new Coach, Billy Dainty.

Billy, a Muswell Hill resident, has represented Middlesex and Haringey winning the U16 Middlesex County Championship in 2008 and playing the Aegon British Tour and the ITF Men’s Circuit.  Billy has a 2:1 in…


Added by Jane Lees on September 4, 2015 at 14:13 — No Comments

How The Rosalie Skating Rink became Palmers Green Bus Garage

Recent news about the redevelopment of Palmers Green Bus garage has prompted questions about its fascinating history.

Constructed just over a century ago in…


Added by Richard McKeever on August 19, 2015 at 13:30 — 4 Comments

Bowes Park t-shirt

**disclaimer: I work for Londonist**

... and we have a merchandise partner who produces print to order t shirts with various Londony designs, among them place names and postcodes. So I asked them to put up a Bowes Park N22 one. And they did.

The t-shirts are a little pricey as they're print to order, and let it be known that Londonist gets a small commission on sales, but…


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on June 23, 2015 at 17:14 — 1 Comment

Hornsey Town Hall tours and more

You may have heard of or visited the iconic modernist Hornsey Town Hall closed for a decade while Haringey ponders its future. But did you know you could do an expert tour of the Town Hall on Sundays for the next couple of months, and hear about the personalities associated with the building.

Who fought a notorious by-election in Hornsey in 1941? Who won the architectural competition to design the Town Hall? Why did the Hornsey mayor cry during his own speech during the opening… Continue

Added by Oonagh Gay on June 16, 2015 at 14:25 — No Comments

Men - Your Choir needs You!

The Enfield Community Singers, who recently performed at Trinity at Bowes, needs more men to join our choir. No need to read music or audition just a desire to sing with others in a group. If you are free during the day the Monday choir meets from 11:00 - 13:00 at Holy Trinity Church, Winchmore Hill.…


Added by Robert Hughes on June 11, 2015 at 7:00 — No Comments

Black Day at the Bosphorus Cafe - (fictional) tragedy in Shopping City

The third Haringey-set Rex Tracey novel opens with a dramatic and tragic scene as a young girl plunges in flames to her death from the balcony of Wood Green Shopping City.

Suspicious that it's not the political suicide it's made out to be by police, journalist Tracey gets on the case, digging into her family, discovering a lot about Kurdish, Turkish and Cypriot history…


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on June 2, 2015 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

Disability access/Lift on Bowes Park Train station - would this be worth campaigning for?

This is something I have been thinking for a while. As it keeps niggling in the back of my head I would like to know the view of other residents in the area:

Campaigning to/with First Capital Connect to fit the Bowes Park Station with a disability access in the form of a built in lift from the top of the bridge to the platform. Bowes Park Station operates on a single platform and thus only one lift would be sufficient to cater for both directions of…


Added by Doris Quinn on May 18, 2015 at 19:49 — 3 Comments

Spouters Corner - A local tradition of political free speech.

We have become used to Election Campaigns conducted via broadcast media: leader debates live on TV, party Twitter feeds and viral videos on YouTube. Very different from earlier days when politics relied much more on face-to-face discussions, public meetings and rallies; campaigning “on the stump”.…


Added by Richard McKeever on April 12, 2015 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Pop up learning shop opens in Enfield Town tomorrow

EnfieldThinks is offering over 250 free courses, classes, talks and workshop out of an empty shop unit off Church Street. There are some good local history sessions coming up in May but also GCSE revision classes, vocational stuff, help on getting into further education and much more. I wrote about it for Londonist today



Added by Lindsey Berthoud on April 6, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Local tube history

I've spent this morning reading up on the history of the Piccadilly Line northern extension in "The Piccadilly Tube: A history of the first 100 years" by Mike Horne. There are some fascinating images included and I've scanned a few to share with you. You can watch the slideshow below or to read the captions that go with the pics have a look at…


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on February 1, 2015 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Local Poets

I'm organizing an open mic. poetry event at Alexandra Park Library on 21st January 5.30 to 7.0 pm.  If you would like to bring along some of your own poetry please contact me, so that we have some idea of numbers - quite a few poets have already said they are performing, so do join us.

And of course you are very welcome to join the audience if you enjoy poetry.

Added by Wendy Beauchamp-Ward on December 29, 2014 at 13:29 — No Comments

BACK TO CAVE by Andrea Phillips

BACK TO CAVE            by Andrea Phillips

Go back to your cave

It’s raining fierce, cold

Hard, wet, solid rain…


Added by Andrea Phillips on November 28, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Wood Green CPZ and consultation in non CPZ areas of Bounds Green

A number of roads, notably though not exclusively, Nightingale Road and Lascotts Road, have raised concerns with us about parking. Other roads in Bounds Green which are in the Wood Green Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) have also expressed concern about the operating hours of the CPZ. Alongside our councillor colleagues in those other wards within the Wood Green CPZ, we agreed that it was time to review the Wood Green CPZ. As Bounds Green ward councillors we also asked for those roads…


Added by Joanna Christophides on November 23, 2014 at 17:00 — 4 Comments

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