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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 Clarke 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 9:39 — 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

Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Enfield's local history associations with Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot” so goes the children’s rhyme assocated with “Guy Fawkes night” which we commemorate with fireworks and bonfires on November 5th each year.

But many things about the Gunpowder Plot have not been remembered - many…


Added by Richard McKeever on November 2, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments

Bowes Ward Forum was tonight

Excellently attended. Covered a great many items / issues / problems of concern to our residents. One of several action points was to encourage everyone to contact Achilleas, Yasemin and me over the next month with items that might be addressed through the  Enfield Residents Priority Fund. You have our details on the Bowes Labour website. Please get in touch

Added by Alan Sitkin on October 24, 2014 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

Bowes ward forum (Enfield)

Trinity at Bowes Church, Palmerston Road

Thursday 23 October, 7.30pm

Heavy agenda!

Added by Alan Sitkin on October 17, 2014 at 18:30 — No Comments

Have you explored Crews Hill?

Pete and I took the train up there last weekend as we'd heard that it had some garden centres. We were really surprised by the area, Britain's "Horticultural Mile'. I wrote an article with photos about it for Londonist which you can read in full here:

But here are some…


Added by Lindsey Clarke on September 22, 2014 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

PALMERS GREEN FESTIVAL 2014 – Sunday 7 September

The sun shone on Palmers Green Festival on Sunday, and the local community turned up in huge numbers to enjoy this annual event in Broomfield Park.

Festival founder Phillip Chard said, “The Festival has continued to grow year on year, and demonstrates that local people want to…


Added by Administrator on September 12, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Richard Attenborough in Palmers Green

The recent press coverage of the death of Richard Attenborough includes a couple of references to Palmers Green.

At the age…


Added by Richard McKeever on September 4, 2014 at 22:00 — No Comments

Warwick. Further uproar even as we try to overcome TFL's recalcitrance

Letter from LBE traffic specialist today

Dear Cllrs

As you may already know, Thames Water are currently working in Warwick Road as part of their lead pipe replacement programme.  As part of these works, Warwick Road will be closed from next Thursday between the North Circular and Wakefield Road  for around three weeks, with access for residents only. Further closures will follow on as the works roll down Warwick Road, as indicated on…


Added by Alan Sitkin on August 29, 2014 at 12:18 — 11 Comments

Talk To Me, Bowes Park!

This Saturday Londoners are being encouraged to say hello to people in the street and strike up conversations with strangers on Talk To Me Day. 

My experience of our 'hood is that people are very friendly and it's not too unusual to greet folk as you pass them, have a chat with staff and customers in Red Sea or The Step and pass the time of day with a neighbour but if you need an excuse to break the ice with someone new, Saturday…


Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 27, 2014 at 14:13 — No Comments

New police sergeant in Bowes ward

Here is the email we received


Good Evening,


My name is Perry LaFrenais and I am taking over as sergeant for Bowes Ward. I know you already have two very good Ward officers in Chris and Simon and I look forward to working with them and yourselves to address any problems that occur on this ward.


I will hopefully meet you all in person soon but in the mean time if you do have any issues please tell Chris or Simon or contact me…


Added by Alan Sitkin on August 26, 2014 at 17:04 — 26 Comments

100 Years Ago

Haringey have launched an online exhibition that will develop over the next four years exploring what the borough was like during World War I. 

Here's an extract:

"War was declared on 4 August 1914. The impact of what this meant for local people was immediately felt. The mounted King Edward’s Horse Regiment was sent to Alexandra…


Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 20, 2014 at 13:23 — No Comments

Hugh Myddleton speaks!

Hugh Myddleton, New River local hero and he whose name our shopping street bears, is now a talking statue

The crumbling statue of Sir Hugh sits on Islington Green and if you approach him, swipe your phone on a nearby tag and pick up your phone when it rings, he'll talk to you. 

Talking Statues is an initiative of Sing London. …


Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 20, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments

Nominate a garden that makes you smile for an award

I'm a big fan of the Gardening Against the Odds awards run by the Conservation Foundation. They celebrate gardens created in hostile or unlikely environments and/or by people struggling against 'the odds'. 

This year they've added a new category, Gardens that make you smile, with nominations welcome from the public. 

I'm not sure where in N22 this is, but an early nomination is for a street where neighbours are giving their multiple wheelie bins a green makeover (photo Sue…


Added by Lindsey Clarke on August 15, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Muswell Hill Beatlemania

This week's Talkies Community Cinema screening celebrated 50 years since the release of the Beatles film "A Hard…


Added by Administrator on July 25, 2014 at 15:06 — No Comments

The Tottenham Outrage - ace new Matt Baylis crime novel

Troubled local news reporter Rex Tracey is back and untangling more mysteries in Haringey, this time arising out of the sudden death of an entire family of Hasidic Jews enjoying a picnic in Finsbury Park.

He might have kept to the reporting had his mate and photographer colleague, Terry, not been been charged…


Added by Lindsey Clarke on July 18, 2014 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

On the 243 from Wood Green to Tottenham

I was on my way to the Tottenham Life Drawing Class for Beginners today and thought I would take some photographs from the top of the  243 bus. …


Added by Kathleen Duffy on July 12, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments

A Short Walk Along the Viaduct at Muswell Hill

Until last week, I never knew there was an old viaduct at Muswell Hill, so I decided to  check it out.  

I took the 102 bus from Bounds Green to Muswell Hill  and went down St James's Lane (left of St James's Church) until I came to the viaduct. There are some steps leading up, on the right hand side.  (If you come from…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 23, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

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