Palmers Green to New Southgate WWII Heritage Trail

As part of the Enfield at War Project we have been producing war walks for Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate. The Enfield Town First World War Heritage Trail is already available and now the next one has just come back from the printer.  The Palmers Green to New Southgate WWII Heritage Trail is an easy walk that takes between 1½ and 2½ hours.  It starts at Princes Avenue  the site of the highest number of deaths in a single incident in World War Two and takes you through Palmers Green to Broomfield Park,  Waterfall Road, Arnos Park, Bowes road ending up at the Grove Road Open Space in New Southgate.  The leaflets are available from Enfield Local Studies Library & Archive, First Floor Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, EN2 6DS and will be distributed to all Enfield libraries. The map can also be downloaded from the Enfield Council website: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/1062/local_studies/3813/second_world_war_palmers_green_heritage_walk . WWII walks for Enfield and Edmonton will be available soon.

Also on the Enfield at War website are articles from local newspapers published during the First World War: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/200046/libraries/3165/historic_newspaper_reports_from_world_war_one_1914_-_1918 . They are a mixture of the serious and the silly reflecting the attitudes and opinions of people at the time.

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Newspapers articles 1914 -1918

Since August 2014 we have been posting articles from Local Papers (Enfield Gazette, Southgate Recorder & Tottenham & Edmonton Weekly Herald) of a hundred years ago.  Some are serious, some are silly. They have been chosen to reflect the mood of the time in our local area. They can be found on the Enfield Council website. Last week we posted a very patriotic article from the Southgate Recorder about George Thomas Brown who had four sons serving in the armed forces. The reporter hoped that “their example should fire all the young men of military age, unmarried, fit and without binding home ties who have not offered themselves for service to hesitate no longer.” Three of the four sons seem to have survived the war.  Ralph Adair Brown was killed in action on 1st July 1916. four sonsThe picture shows George Thomas Brown of Palmerston Road with his four sons: Dr David Peebles Brown, Atholl Steadman Brown, Ralph Adair Brown and Lindsay George Brown.