Enfield Gazette & Observer
Some people called it the Gazette, others the Observer. It was, and probably still is, a weekly. I'd love to browse 20th century editions esp. 1930s.
Can’t believe this hasn’t been added to your page
My parents were married in 1939 and bought a new bungalow on the Laings Estate at 3, Silverdale, near Boxer's Lake at the western end of Enfield (nearer to Oakwood Tube Station than to Enfield Chase and Enfield Town). I was born in 1940, but the bungalow and adjoining properties were badly damaged by a stray German bomb later that year (I believe it was one of two that fell on the new estate that night, perhaps a jettison or the crew mistaking reflections off the lake for one of the Lea Valley reservoirs near Ponders End). Fortunately there were no casualties from our bomb, but it fell where an outdoor bomb shelter was due to be installed, so there might have been a fatal outcome if the incident had occurred only a few days later. We were displaced until the late 1940s when the bungalow was rebuilt under the War Damage scheme.
I would love to find a newspaper reference to the bombing incident so as to find out the actual date and read about the wider picture if any.
Palmers Green & Southgate Gazette, Enfield Gazette & Observer, should be digitised there’s a wealth of local history on those pages, that should be easily accessible to the public.
Meanwhile you can join the above Facebook group for local history, 1000s of historic photos of the area, including Enfield, Southgate, Oakwood, Edmonton, New Southgate and Wood Green.
Unfortunately folded in 2017. All the more reason to preserve it - it's history goes back well into the 19th century.
193 gladbeck way
Brian mc kendrick commented
My dad had his picture taking out side golden hive green street off enfeild highway was three gents in kilts the middle gent is my dad in that picture the a big silvercross pram which I was in , it was in a local paper around boxing day 1973, please if anyone can get a copy let me know, I would be so grateful. Thank you
looking for Harry Ambrose who was living in Shooters Road, Lavender Hill, Enfield in 1963. Any details would be welcome.
I wonder if anyone has any information about Maud Alice Robinson b.1880 in Enfield.Her parents were John William Hooper and Ann. The Hoopers lived at Blossoms Avenue Enfield. Maud married Albert Robinson in 1903 and had a daughter Joyce Maud in 1908 also in Enfield.In the 1911 census they had an adopted son George Nelson. Sometime in the 1920's they emigrated to Canada. I have found a record of Joyce visiting the U.S. in 1949 from Toronto,but can find no record of her parents. Any info would be most helpful. Thanks
Can anyone remember a toy shop at the bottom of windmill hill, I think it was called Newsons Gallery?
This is going back to 1960s - 70s when I was a small child.
Would really appreciate some information
hi my mothers was known best as kay burbidge, im am looking for the person who i belive to be my father which i have never meet in the 28 years i have been around i have also got a brother called john. i have been told afew things about him but while trying to find him i keep coming to dead ends the one main lead i have though is that he work on a farm on the a10 i have also been told he has been married twice ( second wife im sad to say has passed away) and ive also been told he has for children all older than me i was born on june 14 1975 and was told he did come to see me in chase farm hospital my father was known has bill (william) and the surname i was told was aylott ( but not sure due to the fact that some truth was held back), and he has a brother if anyone can help me PLEASE
I have enjoyed a long relationship with Cheshunt. I attended a private school which I believe was situated at the bottom end of Churchfields Path. The opposite end the Whitherne Park. I then attended Robert Dewhurst primary where I seem to remember the head's name was Gray. Then moved on to St. Mary's High School at the end of Lordship Lane.
Looking for long lost school pal DAWN SPICE
last known at Bouvier Road Enfield Wash
Dawn has 1 brother Roy and 3 sisters Julie,Wendy and Kim
Mum and Dad are Bob and Eve.
Not heard from Dawn since she worked at Toys R Us in Edmonton in 1993/1994
I started work in the plant room as one of the engineers in the centre in 1967 with the rest of the staff and the direction of Ken Farraway,Chief Engineer and Bob Finch, assistant Chief Engnineer.
After a time Bob Finch left the civic and the council ofered me the position of assistant Chief Engineer, I remained Ken's assistant up to 1992. I enjoyed working with Ken all those years till 92 but then I took early retirement. At the time I worked at the civic I lived at Crofton Way on the Ridgeway and in 1993 I moved to Norfolk near Kings Lynn. To all the staff I knew at the civic, best wishes to you all from Ron Arrowsmith.
We lived at the bottom of Lavender Hill and went to St Michael's School. Hilly Fields, Whitewebbs, Stapleton's farm, Tinky Tops, Flash Lane; they were all our stamping ground. My brother Bob also used to run along the tops of the 14 arches. We were forbidden to go there but of course we did! I thought that my sisters and I were the only people who could remember jumping dags. What a lot of memories this website has conjured up! We were terrified of Ted Slarke, poor chap.
My mum had a sweet shop on the Hertford Rd and we lived above the shop. Our neighbours were the Silverman family and I remember Philip Silverman well - I think I had a crush on him. Another neighbour (the Barber) killed himself, it was awful. I cannot remember the poor man's name.
I went to Enfield Highway School as did my two younger brothers. I still have the reference my teacher gave me when I left, handwritten in pencil!
My dad was born in Hoe Lane, in one of the Williams Cottages, in 1918. He remembered the orchards and farms that were in Hoe Lane then. I would love to hear from anyone who has photos of that time, taken either in Hoe Lane (Hertford Road End), or of The Bell pub.
I remember one day I was with my mother just walking to the station to get the train to Bush Hill Park where we lived and hearing the loud Putt Putt noise of a doodle bug.We and all the people around looked up and watched it fly over us to the vicinity of Enfield Highway descending rapidly,then the silence as the engine stopped,everyone waiting for the bang. I heard that it dropped on a school but I cannot be sure
Jake Lowe commented
My family had our greengrocer's stall in the front of the Saturday market facing Pearson's department shop. We were there for years, first my granddad, dad and uncle and then my brother, Thompson's greengrocery. Brings back memories of loading and unloading the horse and cart and later the lorry. come rain or shine.
Ian Kirby commented
When I was about ten years old or so I remember going to Liverpool St. station lots of times on the steam train with my dad. We would leave Enfield town about 4 a.m. to do the buying at Spitalfields and Covent Garden markets for our greengrocery shop. On the days we took the train the produce would be delivered to our shop by lorry later that morning. The huge steam engine would chug and puff out big steam clouds across the platform.
I am researching for a book and need any information on Haywards of Enfield. Who were glaziers and manufacturer of iron goods. Of particular interest are the years between 1934-51. Any information no matter how small e.g where their factory was sited, would be a great help. Thank you