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 about Josie Royce who has run Rodwins in Southgate for nearly 60 years. Josie’s picture at her then counter was a wonderful backdrop to the recent exhibition at the Dugdale Centre, ‘Made in Enfield’.
Our penultimate film was about Tom Maysh who was a major figure in the cycling world and had a shop on Bowes Road.