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Sad Death at Bowes Park, November 1886

In recent times we have heard much discussion about questionable journalism. Sensationalist stories in poor taste however, are nothing new - one of the earliest British tabloids was the Illustrated Police News.

Published weekly  from 1842 it gained notoriety though the coverage of the…


Added by Richard McKeever on April 5, 2013 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

The New River in our heraldic heritage

I was doing some research on London borough coats of arms and found this nice image of Wood Green's:

Isn't it striking how green it is! The "official blazon" or explanation for the image is:

"The bands of blue and silver represent…


Added by Lindsey Berthoud on April 4, 2013 at 9:00 — 9 Comments

Southgate Tube Station's eightieth Anniversary

Whilst much has been made of the London Underground's 150th birthday this year - our local tube stations are not quite as old as the earliest central London parts of the system.

March 13th 2013 marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of Southgate Tube Station as part of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line to Cockfosters from Arnos Park. The…


Added by Richard McKeever on March 3, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Sign the petition for 30 mins free parking to help our high street shops

Whenever I try to pull up to a space to pop into a local shop it infuriates me that parking meters dominate the area, I got an £80 fine because I did not buy a ticket to pop into the dry cleaners near bounds green tube, seemingly even if I had of popped in Sisley ? Cafe for a coffee, I would not have be fined, as the parking outside those shops are private that but does not apply to the dry cleaner!

Having 30 mins or even 15 mins free parking to allow us to pop Into to local shops…


Added by Suellen edgar on February 18, 2013 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Mr Passmore Edwards - Victorian Philanthropist and Builder of Libraries

I live in Passmore Edwards House which is a sheltered housing scheme near Bounds Green Station.   It's a strange name...bit of a mouthful.  Yet quite elegant.  (the name - and the building)


Today my daughter sent me an e-mail with an attachment which explains that Mr Passmore Edwards was a Victorian philanthropist…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on February 6, 2013 at 16:00 — 11 Comments

The Cinema Museum - Well worth a visit

On Saturday last I went to The Cinema Museumin Kennington. (Not to be confused with the Film Museum in Covent Garden)  It was a great afternoon. If you are nostalgic for the days of usherettes, ice cream in the interval, film posters and programmes, this is the place to go.

It was good to hear that…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on January 7, 2013 at 17:35 — 9 Comments

New River Tunnel inspection 2012

Just sharing this, from Caroline Simpson of the BPCA. Fascinating stuff!
"As many local people will know, we have a brick-built tunnel which carries the New River under a rise in the ground between Myddleton Road and Station Road, Ally Pally.  This usually gets inspected once every ten years or so, but hasn’t been done since the early 90s. This used to involve a…

Added by Lindsey Berthoud on September 13, 2012 at 15:00 — 22 Comments

Our Musical Heritage: Live at the Fishmongers Arms

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  2 Live at the Fishmongers Arms…


Added by Richard McKeever on September 26, 2012 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Mat Meets... Peter Berthoud

Peter Berthoud is an award winning City of Westminster Guide and a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association. He is about to launch a series of Discovering London talks at The Step so… here Mat Meets Peter Berthoud!

Peter is a London obsessive….if he doesn’t tell you that within five minutes of meeting him it…


Added by Nell Riches on October 2, 2012 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Mat Meets... Sean from Cannon & Cannon

Since we opened The Step we've been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented and inspirational people - musicians, designers, comedians and crafters to name but a few. So I've decided to get out and about each week, have a natter with people and try and bring their stories to life.

First up, I went to see Sean from Cannon & Cannon who we have worked with since The Step began and provide the cured…


Added by Mat Riches on September 24, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

Spice-up Your Sunday Lunch at Haringay Market

We've just got back from Haringay Market (N8 ONU). Its on Haringay ladders from 11:00 to 15:00, perfectly timed for a zingy Sunday lunch with a choice of food from across three continents.

Located in the playground of North Haringay Primary School…


Added by Kevin@The Ground Bean Café on July 15, 2012 at 23:07 — 4 Comments

The Outer Circle: Rambles in Remote London, by Thomas Burke

I have heard several times the description of Bowes Park as
"Wood Green with its Sunday best on" so I thought I'd pursue the original quote and see if the author had anything else to say about our area ... and what a delight I discovered!

It's from Thomas Burke's book -…


Added by Administrator on May 12, 2012 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

Bounds Green's neighbourliness score

"On my London street, you're lucky if your direct neighbour waves a greeting. Anyone living four houses down could be living in Timbuktu; I don't even know what they look like." That's what I remember from an interview on the radio a few weeks back. The woman being interviewed was explaining her opposition to a new Royal Mail scheme where neighbours opt-in to receive parcels for each other. She hardly knew her neighbours and was certainly not ready to trust them with her Amazon…


Added by Kevin@The Ground Bean Café on July 5, 2012 at 14:30 — 8 Comments

The mystery and magic of the trees of St Ann's Hospital

Last October, St Ann's hospital ran the first Tree Tour led by botanist David Bevan. This is my personal account of the tour: 

Here's a little mystery for you history detectives to solve.

In the grounds of St Ann's Hospital are a large number of planted rare and interesting trees but nobody knows who was responsible for deciding the…


Added by Liz Ixer on January 6, 2011 at 22:31 — No Comments

My Bowes Park

‘My Bowes Park’was established as a project to engage both younger and older people from the Bowes Park area, with a particular focus on Myddleton Road.

It was a joint project run by the Bowes Park Community Association, and…


Added by Richard McKeever on April 10, 2011 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

Bowes Park Walking Group

This month the Bowes Park Walking Group celebrated their fifth anniversary with a walk around Trent Park - the site of their first organised walk in 2006.

Founder Member of the Walking Group Catharine Perry talks about the history and current activities of the group in the video below.

She talks about the group's origns - the idea for a local…


Added by Richard McKeever on May 26, 2011 at 13:42 — No Comments

Wood Green ... Shopping City!


The official opening of Wood Green Shopping City by HM Queen Elizabeth II on May 13th 1981 marked a significant shift in the local retail landscape - including setting in train the demise of Myddleton Road. 

The 30th anniversary of the opening was widely celebrated. The current management of "The Mall" marked the moment by…


Added by Richard McKeever on June 9, 2011 at 22:00 — 10 Comments



In these days of austerity, how lucky we women are to live just a bus ride from one of the cheapest places on the planet to buy clothes. This is my guide to a unique shopping experience which hopefully, is still as enjoyable despite the financial gloom.


Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park - Unique Shopping…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on August 4, 2011 at 9:00 — 4 Comments

Old Bailey Trials

I was sorry that the brilliant series Garrow's Law has ended. Inspired by it, I thought I'd have a look on the Old Bailey trials which are now on line dating from 1674 to 1913.    I came across a fascinating account of a murder committed in 1869 in Truro Road and the poor…


Added by Kathleen Duffy on December 18, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Winchmore Hill: Memories of a Lost Village by Henrietta Cresswell

This year marks the centenary of the publication of an exceptional little book.

Henrietta Cresswell's book Winchmore Hill: Memories of a Lost Village is a personal account of the changing face of a rural…


Added by Richard McKeever on March 11, 2012 at 21:00 — 2 Comments


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