A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
“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
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”.…Continue
A recent article on the excellent PalmersGreenN13.com website includes details of a raucous incident that took place 98 years ago this week at Palmers Green Triangle where, according to the local newspaper:…Continue
Recent news about the redevelopment of Palmers Green Bus garage has prompted questions about its fascinating history.
Constructed just over a century ago in…
North London Samaritans are looking for a new voluntary Treasurer - someone with an accountancy background.
The treasurer will be a support volunteer, so not involved in directly supporting callers, and will be a trustee of the charity.
If you are interested, please contact Alison Scoltock Chair North London Samaritans.
Added by North London Samaritans on October 1, 2016 at 14:12 — No Comments
You may have seen that a professional team have taken the roof off Shaftesbury Hall. This has been done to prevent squatters returning to the site whilst we apply to Big Lottery to refurbish the site.
The contractors were masked and suited when removing the asbestos. They have informed us that all the asbestos was removed in a day and hoses were sprayed on to the panels.
For the timber cladding the contractors informed us they didn't need to wear suits as there was no…Continue
I am a big fan of the Guardian Data blog – indeed it has supplied stories for this website in the past - so I was delighted to see a fascinating link to historical data published on the Guardian site…Continue
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 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…Continue
Added by Richard McKeever on September 14, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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: http://londonist.com/2014/09/explore-the-greenhouses-and-garden-centres-of-crews-hill.php
But here are some…Continue
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. …Continue
Added by Lindsey Berthoud on August 20, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments
This week's Talkies Community Cinema screening celebrated 50 years since the release of the Beatles film "A…Continue
Added by Administrator on July 25, 2014 at 15:06 — No Comments
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…Continue
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. …Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on July 12, 2014 at 17:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 23, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments
There's nothing more boring than reading someone's What I Did At the Weekend essay..... but this blog piece is just to show that you don't have to go very far to have an interesting Saturday and Sunday in and around the Bounds Green area! Especially if you are trying to impress someone. Oh, and you don't have to spend a fortune either (unless you spend all weekend in the pub....see…Continue
Added by Kathleen Duffy on June 16, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments
Continued from 'Saturday' which describes how two pensioners go a bit wild in the Bounds Green Area for hardly any money!