_6006405   A photo from the Southgate Photographic Society showing a number 29 bus travelling along Green Lanes. This  very early photo, probably from the 1920s, also shows some local shops. And here is a link to a wonderful slide show from the Southgate Photographic Society which shows then and now pictures from the same viewpoint.


Our aim  at Palmers Green Tales, is to create an oral and living history of Palmers Green, and its environs, using personal reminiscence.  By watching and reading the interviews we can build up a picture of what it was and is like, to live in Palmers Green, how Broomfield Park was used, what a lynchpin  Broomfield House was within the community and what the local schools were like, when the local housing estates were built and who lived in them and what shops and entertainments were and are now available.  Alongside this we are also interviewing people who are making a contribution to our community today, developing our archive for the future. Our sponsor publishes a monthly magazine Palmers Green and Southgate Life which has some very interesting articles in, you will be able to access the latest copy and their archive copies here, Palmers Green and Southgate Life.

In our final interview with Dr Martin Blanchard he talks about how to run the NHS.

Our fifth interview with Dr Martin Blanchard is called the Iron Mountain and is about how records were stored and retrieved.

Our fourth interview with Dr Martin Blanchard is about changes in service within the NHS and how tricky, putting a price tag on treating mental illness, is.

Our third interview with Dr Martin Blanchard talks about setting up and working within his prize winning unit and then having to work within a catchment area four times its’ original size with the same number of resources.

This  interview is with Dr Martin Blanchard ( second of 6) talking about becoming a consultant. Martin is involved in Defend Enfield NHS and Health Campaigns together.

5 thoughts on “Home

  1. I lived in Harlech Road Palmers Green in the 70s with a brilliant landlady Nellie Rufus. She was absolutely brilliant to me although I was young diddn’t appreciate it at the time.


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