A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Elvis Costello is quoted as saying: "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do." but ignoring this advice a short series of articles will try to record a little of Our Musical Heritage. Part 1 Wood Green Jazz Club
Our local area has a bit of hidden history as a location for the performance and recording of…
This week I found the most amazing Victorian map of London online. Virtually every sheet of the Ordnance Survey's 1893-6 "Five Feet to the Mile" scale series has been painstakingly layered on top of a modern Google map.
The detail at this scale is really amazing, you can see the layouts of individual buildings and even recognisable trees. The online version is superior to the original printed sheets as you easily zoom in, search, and move around the map. …Continue
Added by Peter Berthoud on January 31, 2014 at 17:19 — No Comments
If you imagine hard you might just see beyond the grimy cracked glass and flaking grey paint to relive its former grandeur.
But it’s unlikely that you would conceive of this to be one of the premier fetish boot and shoe workshops in…Continue
...I go up Cline Road and at the top there's a factory called 'Textile Team - Bianca'. It's a nice building, and I love the door and the whole entrance bit. ! Am I crazy? I just think it's got that special design 'something'!
Woops - I'm afraid I chopped the top off!…Continue
.... on Blake Road, the humble art of cementing elevated to a higher dimension:…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on March 23, 2014 at 20:44 — No Comments
Fantastic news for borough although Bowes ward won't get any direct benefit since the scheme is meant to link Enfield Town to Edmonton (the specs being to expand cycle use to deprived populations that have cycled less up until now).
But as a committed cyclist (about 5/6 days a week for last 9 years), I think it's great to generalise usage. If only for air quality reasons...
Bikeworks, a social enterprise, are teaming up with Haringey Council to provide lucky residents the opportunity to take part in a new cycling course, aimed at equipping people with the tools to enjoy their daily commute. Spaces are currently available from now until March 2014. IT'S ALL FREE!!!
Participants will receive:
• A FREE recycled bike from the Bikeworks Re-Use Centre
• FREE lights and lock, brand new
• A FREE six…Continue
Added by Mandy Norman on February 14, 2014 at 10:10 — No Comments
Today I went on an organised tour around London's Alexandra Palace - 'back stage'.
The most interesting place for me was the old Victorian theatre which is jaw-droppingly stunning. It is not open to the public normally, and few people are even aware that it exists.
The deep, rich colours of the peeling paintwork give it a romantic feel. There is talk of 'sensitive' restoration if the lottery bid is successful. …Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on January 24, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments
Jane, a friend of mine with a keen eye for detail, snapped this alarm in the doorway of EBH Electrical at 112 Myddleton Road recently. She told me that SHO is the old telephone code for Shoreditch.
Look, here's another …Continue
Last Saturday I played my first public gig with North London Brass! It was at Parliament Hill Fields Lido where the Outdoor Swimming Society was holding it's annual winter dip in the outdoor pool. It was a privilege to be present at a great celebration of true British eccentricity. And that includes the band....
To be frank, I was a bit 'out of my depth'…Continue
Bikeworks are teaming up with Haringey Council to provide 24 lucky residents the opportunity to take part in a new cycling course, aimed at equipping people with the tools to enjoy their daily commute. Spaces are currently available from January - March 2014. IT'S ALL FREE!!!
Participants will receive:
• A free recycled bike from the Bikeworks Re-Use Centre
• Free lights and lock, brand new
• A free six hour bicycle…Continue
Added by Mandy Norman on November 15, 2013 at 11:40 — No Comments
On 28 September, an intrepid group of Londoners set out from Hertford East station to walk the length of the New River Path on the weekend of its 400th anniversary.
It was a wonderful, friendly group including some Bowes & Bounds locals and London enthusiasts.…Continue
Added by Lindsey Berthoud on November 10, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
A great new source of local historical information has just been made available with the publication this week by the Wellcome Trust of annual reports from London’s Medical Officers of Health (MOHs).
The online resource – called London’s Pulse contains more than 5,000 fully searchable reports, from 1848 to 1973, detailing the health of Londoners…Continue
Added by Richard McKeever on October 30, 2013 at 15:53 — No Comments
It's all your fault, Bowes & Bounds Connected! If I hadn't clicked on a post by Martin Stogden - who was shamelessly touting for complete beginners for the North London Brass - then I would still be curled up in front of the telly on Wednesday nights relishing the life of an OAP.
Instead, I have to get on a bus no…Continue
Found while browsing Flickr, a rather marvellous collection of views of Bounds Green & Bowes Park, uploaded by Janet Smith.
Nice postcard of the cottage hospital, including a plan:…Continue
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's a really stupid thing to want to do."
-- Elvis Costello, in an interview by Timothy White entitled "A Man out of Time Beats the Clock." Musician magazine No. 60 (October 1983), p. 52.
Our local area has a bit of hidden history as a location for the performance and recording of music…Continue
Is anyone interested in communal herb-growing on the Bowes Park station platform? Herbs would be grown in large pots, weeded and watered by commuters and harvested as needed by them on their weary way home..
This is being done successfully by the 'Incredible Edible Todmorden' project in Yorkshire - see photo at (…Continue
Last weekend a couple of local events attracted lots of people to come together and have fun in public spaces - in the process meeting neighbours and friends. This set me thinking about the way we use our streets and public spaces for community events.Continue