_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.
Our latest film is of interviews with Adrian Day and Claire Allen, talking about Pop-up-Parklets and Play Streets

Our penultimate film is of an interview with Camilla Farrant who lives in Palmers Green and is a member of The Massive Violins

8 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.


    • Hi Alan,
      My father is Ronald Chidgey. His grandmother was Nellie Rufus.
      I just got of the phone to my dad telling him about your comment.
      He said he remembers an Alan from when he visited his grandmother in the 70s. He seems to remember he was a builder working for William Cress.
      Was that you by any chance?
      Be great to hear from you.


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