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achieved the prestigious Lexcel Award. Local firm of solicitors Curwens, has achieved this important recognition which puts them into this elite group. Presented by the Law Society the honour is a highly sought after recognition of a firm’s legal abilities and service levels for its customers. Curwens success comes after 12 months of preparation and team work by their management and staff, who underwent rigorous assessment from both internal and external assessors. EN Magazine went along to meet Senior Partner, Peter Grunberger to find out why this firm is recognized by the Law Society as one of the top firms in the country. “Apart from buying a house or making a will, people really only talk to a solicitor when something goes wrong.” explains Peter, “The Lexcel mark is a quality assurance for the legal profession, which means that customers can approach us with confidence knowing that we

“We pride ourselves on the fact that we do not have a high turnover of staff, which gives reassurance and consistency to our customers” says Peter. “Recently a couple in their 70s came back to us to sell their home. This was the third time we had handled a property transaction for them and they were delighted to find that John Starkie, the same solicitor who had handled their first purchase was still here and able to help with their current sale, even if he now has a few more grey hairs!” In fact 8 out of the current 10 partners in Curwens have been with the company over 20 years and with a team of staff over 100 strong, plus 5 offices in the locality and a history that can be traced back some 250 years, Curwens has established itself as a leading firm enjoying an excellent reputation for both commercial and private clients. For further information contact Curwens on 020 8363 4444

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New St John Ambulance Divisional HQ Opens In Potters Bar


ollowing seven years of fundraising, there was great celebration at the beginning of October when St John Ambulance Hertfordshire officially moved into its new divisional headquarters and training centre, located in The Walk, Potters Bar. The state of the art training centre will play a vital role within St John Ambulance Hertfordshire,

enabling the organisation to continue its potentially life saving work within the community and also to teach a new generation of St John Ambulance recruits essential first aid skills. The headquarters were officially opened by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Hertfordshire, Lady Verulam, on 8th October. Everyone involved in the fund-raising and project

left to right: Dr Chris Lund, Commander of St John Ambulance Hertfordshire; Lady Verulam and project manager, Roger Moore.

management of the centre was delighted when she talked about the importance of the work undertaken by St John Ambulance and officially opened the building by unveiling a celebratory plaque. Dr Chris Lund, Commander of St John Ambulance Hertfordshire said: ‘We are delighted to be able to provide the residents of Potters Bar and Hertfordshire with this incredible new facility. The project team have worked extremely hard to create a superb learning environment that will benefit the community for so many years.” “Accidents and emergencies can happen at any time and we believe that everyone should have the basic first aid skills to be able to deal with any medical emergency, from strains and sprains, to life-threatening conditions. Our new facilities will

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be providing community based first aid training, as well as providing numerous courses for first aid in the work place.” St John Ambulance was founded by The Order of St John in 1877, to provide training in first aid and ambulance transport. The Order of St John had sent observers to the 1860s Geneva Conferences that resulted in the setting up of the International Red Cross, which was about systems of care for battlefield casualties. The members set up an organisation that was the forerunner of the British Red Cross. They realised that there was no system for the care and transport of accident victims in civilian life or for serious industrial accidents. The St John Ambulance Association was founded as a training organisation, and ten years later, in 1887, the St John Ambulance Brigade was formed as a uniformed body that would be present at public events to provide a first aid and ambulance transport service. In the First and Second World wars the Joint War Organisation (JWO) of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John worked tirelessly and with great sacrifice to meet wartime medical and welfare needs, on the home front and overseas. A Cadet branch was formed in 1922 and the Badgers, for 6 to 10 years olds, in 1982. Volunteers are crucial to the ongoing success of the organisation so if you would like more information on the courses available or to book a place, please call 01438 740044 or visit www.

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New Recruit Café for Enfield


&T Recruitment is launching a new kind of employment agency from November. Applicants for positions with local companies will not only be given an extensive list of job opportunities but will be given the opportunity to receive additional help. “Many applicants come to us looking for work who have not yet put together a professional CV. Our new Recruit Café aims to help them.” said Samantha Ticehurst “As well as advice on potential positions and information on the companies with vacancies, we will help applicants to

put together their CV. We will also help produce a CD with the results of relevant competency tests for computer applications, spelling averages and typing skills. Candidates will be able to present these CDs to prospective employers and other recruitment organisation with the relevant information about them and their skills.” “There is a small fee for these additional services of just £10 (£8 for Students and people on benefits) but we believe that this is a small investment in getting the right job” Samantha added. “We have always prided

ourselves on trying to go that extra mile for both our applicants and the companies we are recruiting for. As a small team we take personal care of our applicants, making sure we have met and spoken to prospective employers to make sure we fully understand the positions and what the company is looking for, so that when we send an applicant they are fully briefed on the position they are applying for and informed about the company offering it.” Tina Bonnington added “We find that taking the time initially to prepare both candidates and prospective clients, helps to make sure that we send the best possible people to the required position.” The Recruit Café,

will open its doors on the 7th November and candidates will be able to make appointments to see a consultant. The Recruit Café will not only offer jobs and help but will also offer candidates the opportunity to attend courses on interview techniques, computer skills and letter writing.’ For more information contact S&T Recruitment on 020 8363 9650.

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Enfield LighterLife Councillor named top in the UK


ocal LighterLife Counsellor, Heather Newham of Enfield, has been named as the top Counsellor in her sales league at the LighterLife Annual Conference. Heather was presented with first prize in the nationwide competition

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am both excited for me and my clients who have given me the best year ever with their success and inspiration. My clients are number one and I am looking forward to another successful Heather Newham - Receiving her award year.” Founded in 1996, equivalent to three stone or LighterLife is a weight-loss more overweight and with and weight-management a body mass index greater programme for people than 29. Over 100,000 who are clinically obese, people have successfully lost weight with LighterLife since 1996. The award, was part of a series of service and sales awards open to all LighterLife Counsellors across the UK and Ireland. and was designed to reward Counsellors for their growing business and strong sales performance. Octavia Morley, CEO at LighterLife told EN “Heather is a very deserving winner of this award. Heather has worked extremely hard over the last year to expand her business and has been rewarded with a fantastic sales performance. I look forward to Heather building on her success in the coming year.” The unique LighterLife approach combines a very low-calorie diet in the form of nutritionally complete soups, shakes and bars, with specialised counselling using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and transactional analysis (TA) techniques. Clients benefit not only from rapid, safe weight loss but they also learn the behavioural change needed to sustain it.

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Local Marketing Agency recognised in “Best Online Business 2008 awards”


ne of North more businesses to succeed London’s leading whatever the economic marketing communications climate.” services agency, mc square mc square was founded solutions ltd, has been in 2004 by Michael awarded a prestigious Cuschieri and has Corkscrew Events’ National succeeded in delivering Business Achievement creative and affordable Runners Up Award for ‘Best marketing solutions to both Online Business 2008’. small companies and large The award recognises corporate organisations. the success of mc square’s By offering a wide range of revolutionary Animated online and offline marketing Email Banners which are services to many locally automatically ambedded based businesses in and into employees’ emails. around Enfield, as well These new email banners to national companies help promote a company’s across the UK, mc square services, products, offers continues to provide and events, raise brand creative solutions to new awareness and drive more and growing businesses. traffic to their website with Michael attributes the up to 14% Click Through secret to their success Rates (CTR). to “always listening to The judging panel our clients’ needs and comprised of senior providing them with cost business leaders and effective ways to promote experts and the awards their business to help were handed out during a them stand out from their lavish evening of celebration competition”. and achievement at We are offering readers Edgbaston Cricket Ground of EN and local businesses in Birmingham. Joining the or new start ups a free judges to congratulate the initial consultation review. winners were special guests For more information including Jennifer Celerier contact mc square on 020 and Kristine Grimes 8367 5659 or visit www. from the popular BBC TV programme, The Apprentice. Michael Cuschieri, Managing Director of Enfield based mc square said “This award is testament to our innovative, creative marketing solutions and to the excellent people who help us make it all happen. We are delighted to receive this award and Michael Cuschi - Receiving his award hope we can help many

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Any resident in the borough, or anyone who owns premises or a business in the borough, can submit a question for consideration at a council meeting. Please note that any related statements submitted with the question will not be included in the meeting agenda. Questions must relate to a matter within the council’s remit but must not seek information which is about an individual or organisation or which is protected by other legislation, e.g. the Data Protection Act.

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ocal agencies will come together in a joint event to help the borough’s older people with the rising cost of fuel bills and the cost of living this winter. The lead partner, Age Concern Enfield, will be working closely with Enfield Citizen’s Advice Bureau and the DWP as well as other local agencies at their joint Health and Wealth Day event on Thursday 20th November 2008. Members of the public will be able to pop in and seek help and advice from the experts in relation to pension credit, benefit checks and fuel costs as well as other services available in the borough to support older people

through the difficult economic times ahead. There will be refreshments and free gifts available on the day. Doors open at 10.30am until 2.30pm at The Mount Carmel Parish Centre, Our Lady at St George, London Road, Enfield (next door to the new multi storey car park). For further information regarding Age Concern Enfield’s services please call 020 8375 4120. They are open daily from 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday at Vincent House, Nags Head Road, Enfield, EN3 7FN.

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TV Gardener raises Green Flag at local Historic Garden


istinguished plantswoman, horticulturalist and broadcaster Christine Walkden visited Myddelton House Gardens in Enfield where she officially raised the Green Flag the award.

Painstaking restoration work at Myddelton House Gardens has achieved the award of a Green Flag, the national standard of quality for parks and green spaces. Lancashire born Christine Walkden is

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E.A. Bowles. After his death in 1954 the gardens fell into disrepair but have been lovingly restored to their original form by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and the E.A. Bowles of Myddelton House Society. The Gardens are open for visitors to enjoy the large collection of plants which include unusual and prize winning species collected or bred by E.A. Bowles himself. There have also been significant changes in the use with the house and gardens as they have undergone a transformation from a private residential property to an educational campus for the London University. The site was finally adapted to be used as the headquarters of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority in the late 1960s and this remains the current use of the site. Today, a trip to Myddelton House Gardens will show visitors a delightful garden of rare, unusual and interesting plants that Bowles worked on that have been restored since 1984. Brian Hewitt and his team impressed Green Flag judges with their high standards and enthusiasm. Brian said that they had never worked so hard and were over the moon that their hands-on quality management had been rewarded so highly. The annual Green Flag Awards are the National Standard for parks and open spaces in the UK. From allotments to woodlands, Britain’s public spaces must pass rigorous assessments every year in

Local News and Events order to fly the prestigious Green Flag. Christine said: “I am delighted that a garden of such historic importance to plantsmen is back to the standard that it was seen in historically. A visit to Myddelton House Gardens will enthuse and inspire any gardener at any level of expertise.” The Green Flag Award scheme, launched in 1996, is managed by the Civic Trust on behalf of Communities and Local Government and the Green Flag Advisory Board which comprises founders of the scheme, sponsors, previous winners and judges. It is sponsored by Communities and Local Government, English Heritage, The Countryside Agency, English Nature and in Wales by the Countryside

Council for Wales, The Myddelton House achieved Green Flags for Design Commission. Gardens make up a small eight of its sites this year Part of the gardens part of the 10,000 acre Park including Waltham Abbey are not open to the which stretches 26 miles Gardens, Rye Gatehouse public currently but an from Ware in Hertfordshire and Gunpowder Park. ambitious project has been to the Thames at East India For more information on formulated to bring the Dock Basin and also houses Myddelton House see EN’s Kitchen Garden back to a national collection of Winter Garden feature on its former use and reopen Irises which has also won page 26. it, plus improve visitor international awards. The facilities. In addition to the Lee Valley Regional Park has various garden attractions the site features some buildings of historic interest. A marquee with seating and drinks machine next to the pond gives opportunity to relax throughout the left to right David Anstey LVRPA Director of Regeneration, Christine Walkden, year. Bryan Hewitt Senior Gardener, Neil Oxley Green Spaces Manager

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new exhibition opening at the National Portrait Gallery in October, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005, will draw together for the first time the well-known assignments and rarely-seen personal work of one of the world’s best-known portrait photographers. With over 150 photographs, Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005 shows iconic images of famous public figures together with personal photographs of her family and close friends. Arranged chronologically, they project a unified narrative of the artist’s private life against the backdrop of her public image. ‘I don’t have two lives,’ Leibovitz says. ‘This is one life, and the personal

pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.’ At the heart of the exhibition, Leibovitz’s personal photography documents scenes from her life, including the birth and childhood of her three daughters, and vacations, reunions, and rites of passage with her parents, her extended family and close friends. The exhibition features Leibovitz’s portraits of wellknown figures, including actors such as Jamie Foxx, Daniel Day Lewis, Al Pacino, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt as well as artists and architects. Highlights include dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rob Besserer holding a dance position on a beach, William S Burroughs in Kansas and Agnes Martin in Taos. Featured assignment

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Fashion This Autumns Styles T

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Next Tartan Ruffle Skirts £32

here’s only one consolation that summer has come to an end, and that’s the fact that the season’s new trends are in the shops. This autumn marks the beginning of some very distinctive styles and like Marmite you’re likely to either love or hate them. Anyone over 30 will probably feel that most are best left to the younger generation and one or two may even bring back memories of those awkward teenage years you’ve tried so hard to forget. But think ‘less is more’ with just a nod to each look and you’ll manage to look ontrend but classy in styles which cross boundaries. Go Hippie Chic! Whether it’s sixties arty or seventies folky, clean basics or Russian Cossacks, there’s something for everyone in ‘Folklore’. It’s also kind to your credit card as you probably already have some Boho-style accessories from past seasons, so dig out your hippie bangles, long knitted scarves and cute hats. Team them with velvet, leather, denim, suede, silk or print chiffon, adorned with zips, buttons, embroidery and frills in soft neutrals with accents of colour. Floral and Paisley prints are still in and for an instant wardrobe update buy a sac bag or moccasins.

A trip to the Dark Side The problem with the Dark Romance look is that there’s always the chance it could take you an air of that misunderstood teenager phase of grungy boots, greasy hair and way too much eyeliner. But that’s all a far cry from this season’s grown-up grunge, with sophisticated platform shoes, Lace Platform Shoe £35 from Red Herring large crucifix chains and lots of pretty at Debenhams lace. Admittedly, lace can sometimes look just a little bit tacky, but it is absolutely everywhere this season and


there are some lovely pieces in the shops that still look classy. If you’re worried about looking like a paper doily, go for small, limited and subtle lace detail in neutral colours and wear it with jeans and a leather jacket. Highland Fling Whether you have a Celtic connection or not, it’s difficult to avoid tartan, checks and more this season. First made fashionable by Queen Victoria, tartan has had too many revivals to remember, which is probably no bad thing. If like me, you find it a little overbearing, then concentrate on adding a classic knit or a pair of platforms and team with black or dark grey to keep the look understated. Incorporate it into the 1970s look with a plaid shirt over a grey polo neck or the more confident clothes horses; make a statement in a sharp tartan skirt suit. For a nod to the trend, choose tartan gloves and scarf, or try a short skirt with ruffles for a feminine look. The Boys are Back in Town! This season, men’s trends really do mirror women’s, which will make life somewhat easier when it comes to choosing Christmas presents for the other half. On the downside, there’s always that chance of rolling up for a hot date and ending up looking like ‘his and hers’ patriotic Scots off to a fancy dress party. If you attempt to pull off a tartan tie or jacket, beware that the result could be ‘fashion faux pas’. Stick to a check scarf with jeans as a compromise and you’ll end up being safe rather than sorry. For smarter occasions, dress in smart three-piece suits (or more) and finish the look off with a trilby. Think ‘country gent’ and you’ll be right ontrend this winter.

Fashion The EN Magazine Style Guide Alternative looks: Take inspiration from England’s heritage with trench coats, wool jackets, leather quilted gloves, flower prints, check scarves, riding boots and laceup platforms for this easy-to-wear, subtle trend which takes elements form other key looks this season. Alternatively add flashes of gold, tulle layers, military touches and winter florals to stand out from the rest. Dressing up: 1960’s glamour in jewel tones such as red for ruffled cocktail dresses and print dresses for the Folklore look. Look back to 1950’s couture and wear pencil-thin trousers, chic skirt suits and column dresses for work Footwear: the shoeboot or ankle boots; mid-heel tan hippie boots; equestrian-style flat boots; slim platforms; masculine lace-ups, cute Mary-Janes. Try reds and berry shades for something different and team with thick tights; try grey or purple once in a while instead of the usual black. Bags: feathers and satin for Gothic or sac bags for Folklore Jewellery: crucifix for Gothic, big chunky bangles for Folklore Coats: trench coat or pea coat Jeans: corduroy, flares, boyfriend, bootleg, shiny black, grey, tie-die, stonewash – anything goes this season! Trousers: Flare in tartan or tweed Colours: shades of purple, blue or peacock, or choose from russets, reds and crimson Patterns: tie-dye and florals are still around, but tartan is the overwhelming favourite. Detail: big bows on blouses, dresses and shoes. Plenty of lace and ruffles. Makeup: Gothic, rock-chick eyes with plenty of Kohl eyeliner. Alternatively, go easy on the eye makeup and paint nails and lips with blackish reds and plums. By Anna Bargery


Special Report - Guy Fawkes

Gunpowder Plot Hatched in Enfield! Whitewebbs revealed as safe-house for Guy Fawkes and his gang!


very 5th November we remember Guy Fawkes and his infamous attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. EN magazine can reveal that the Borough of Enfield may have more links with the Gunpowder Plot than you might think.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot

Born in Yorkshire in 1570 Guy Fawkes was raised a devout Catholic attending St. Peter’s School in York. It was here he met John and Christopher Wright who would later become his accomplices in the Gunpowder Plot. After leaving school Fawkes went on to fight for over 10 years in many of the ProtestantCatholic wars of the time in France and Spain, where he earned the nickname ‘Guido’. Notorious for his involvement with one of the most infamous acts of terrorism, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot was an attempt by a group of Catholic conspirators to kill the first Protestant King of England, James I and his aristocratic entourage on 5th November 1605 at the state opening of the Houses of Parliament. Although the plot was masterminded by Robert Catesby, Fawkes was responsible for its execution because of his military and explosives experience. Guy Fawkes and his conspirators rented a cellar beneath the House of Lords where by March 1605 they had managed to hide over 800kg of gunpowder. The 36 barrels of explosives are rumoured to have been stolen by Fawkes from the Royal


Gunpowder Factory in Waltham Abbey, transported along the New River to the Thames and then on to the Houses of Parliament. Fawkes is believed to have drunk at a pub on Whitewebbs Lane known at the time as The White Hart but now as The King and Tinker. The pub changed its name back in the 1600’s when King James I, who had lost his courtiers whilst hunting in the area, stumbled across it and decided to take shelter. While he waited for his royal courtiers to come back and find him, the King sat drinking his ale with a local tinker who was unaware that he was in the company of the King of England. Fawkes and 11 others rented Whitewebbs House in Enfield Chase as a meeting place and safe house for to discuss their plans for treason. On October 16th 1605, Guy Fawkes and some of his accomplices met there for a secret meeting prior to the infamous failed assassination attempt. Some of the conspirators became concerned that their plans for violence could harm innocent Catholics who would be present at the State Opening of Parliament and one of the plotters wrote a letter to fellow Catholic, Lord Monteagle, to warn him of the danger ahead. A suspicious Monteagle forwarded the letter to the Secretary of State who ordered a search of the vaults beneath the House of Lords on the morning of 5th November 1605 where

Special Report - Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding the explosives disguised as a nobody named ‘John Johnson’. Guy Fawkes was arrested immediately taken to the Tower of London where he was tortured. For four days he refused to reveal the names of his accomplices. It was only upon learning that his co-conspirators had already given themselves up that he confessed. Fawkes and a number of his men were found guilty of treason at Westminster Hall on 31st January 1606 and taken to St. Paul’s Yard where they were to be hanged, drawn and quartered. A rebel to the end, Fawkes managed to cheat the hangman by jumping from the scaffold, breaking his own neck before he could be drawn and quartered.

Today, the cellars below the Houses of Parliament are searched every year by the Yeoman of the Guard as part of the State Opening of Parliament in order to prevent a modern day Gunpowder Treason. The

downfall of Fawkes’ plot is celebrated every year around November 5th with fireworks, bonfires and “Guys”. Here is the EN Magazine guide to some of the best displays in the area:


Special Report - Guy Fawkes

Local Firework Displays

from BBC sitcom, ‘Birds of a Feather’. There will be funfair rides to amuse all ages and food and drink can be purchased during the evening. Date: Sunday 2nd November 2008 Venue: Cheshunt Park, Park Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AL Time: 4.30pm to 10.00pm Tickets: Adults £6. Tickets booked in advance are £3.60 per person or £12.50 for a group of 4 persons. Tickets can be bought from all Borough of Broxbourne Leisure centres, from the Borough offices in Cheshunt and online. www.

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Display Perched on a hilltop in North London this venue provides excellent panoramic views of the London skyline which make a fantastic backdrop for the annual firework display. The surrounding Alexandra Park also holds a funfair and a Jazz, Beer & Food Festival. Date: Saturday 8th November 2008 Venue: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY Time: 4.30pm to 10.00pm Tickets: Adults £4 and children £2. ( The Walker Cricket Ground Grand Fireworks Event

Enfield Scouts Grand Firework Display Enfield’s Annual Firework Display and Funfair is now in its 34th year. A family orientated extravaganza with live entertainment, fire jugglers and a live band to entertain the crowd will provide a great party atmosphere in the town centre. Date: Saturday 1st November 2008 Venue: Town Park, Cecil Road, Enfield, London, EN2 6LE Time: 6.00pm to 10.00pm


Tickets: Adults £5 and children £3. A reduced ticket price of £4 and £2 can be obtained by purchasing tickets early from Scout Groups in Enfield or from the Enfield Town Library. ( The Festival of Fireworks People in Broxbourne will once again be treated to an amazing fireworks extravaganza choreographed to music. This year the giant bonfire will be lit by the popular actress Linda Robson

The Walker Cricket Ground, Waterfall Road, Southgate, London , N14 7JZ 01 November 2008 Pre ticket sales £5 adult/£3 child/£14 family (2 adult + 2 children), £6 adult/£3 child on the gate, Children under 4 free. Gates open 5pm - Display at 8pm Featuring “Fired Up” a fire eating and breathing extravaganza (shows at 6pm and 7pm) Full bar, mulled wine, food stalls, kids rides and more.... Credit Card/Ticket Hotline: 07796 181286 Contact Phone/Fax: 07796 181286

Special Report - Guy Fawkes

Firework Saftey Whether you visit a local display or host a firework party at home, remember that safety always comes first. When buying fireworks, make sure they comply with BS 7114 and are clearly marked for their intended use “Indoor, Garden or Display�. The Firework Code has some good tips to make sure your Bonfire Night celebrations go with a bang: 1. Keep fireworks in a sealed box or tin 2. Use them one at a time, replacing the lid immediately 3. NEVER put fireworks in your pocket 4. Read the instructions carefully, using a torch or hand lamp NEVER use a naked flame 5. Light fireworks at arms length using a taper or a firework lighter 6. Stand well back and NEVER return to a firework after it has been lit, it could explode in your face 7. Ensure that all children with fireworks are well supervised 8. NEVER throw fireworks 9. Keep all pets and animals indoors 10. Take care of sparklers. Wear gloves to hold them and dispose of sparklers in a bucket of water as soon as they are finished


What’s On - Pantomime

“They’re behind you!” “Oh no they’re not!” “Oh yes they are!” Pantomime - What is the History and the Fascination?


ith Christmas fast approaching many people are planning the traditional annual trip to a pantomime. EN magazine looks into the origins of pantomime and what keeps audiences coming back for more. For the magic to take hold a degree of chaos, spontaneity, laughter, excitement and inspiration are


required and in the case of a truly magical panto; songs, music and celebrity guests can help a production acquire that ‘stardust’ coating. Traditional panto traces its roots to the Italian Commedia Dell’Arte which was originally a type of 16th Century traveling street entertainment, traditionally made up of family members who would improvise their way through a plot with characters such as Columbine, Harlequin & Punchinello (who exists today as Mr. Punch in seaside ‘Punch & Judy’ shows). It was a very physical type of art form involving dancing, music, acrobatics and general buffoonery during the storytelling. In the middle of the 17th Century this type of entertainment became very popular in England to the extent that

intense rivalry between theatres blew up, each one trying to out do the other and the beginning of what we know as pantomime today, began. Commedia Dell’Arte has all but died but modern pantomime survives as a living, growing art form. Pantomime recognises tradition but adapts them to meet modern trends such as comedy, mild sexual innuendo and contemporary topics of interest. Original panto was based on lovers and over protective fathers; today it is aimed more at children (big or small) and based on fairy or folk tales but it is always about good overcoming evil. Cinderella and Peter Pan remain the most popular stories to convey the feel good factor. There are some characters that appear in all pantomimes and are the stalwart foundation of these extraordinary shows, which bring enjoyment and laughter into our lives. A Fairy Godmother and evil villain appear in most pantomimes, although their titles may differ. They represent good and evil. Good enters from the right of the stage and evil from the left and tradition dictates that the villain always enters first. The Principal “Boy” is traditionally played by a woman. Back in the days when it was nigh-on impossible to catch a glimpse of an ankle, (let alone a flash of celebrity’s knickers as they get out of a car!). It was thought to be a marvelous opportunity to increase and encourage a male audience because the woman playing principal boy, would wear the shortest skirt, tights and long boots. The thigh slapping may have helped this too as the male audiences appreciation for a fine pair of limbs has not changed much today! Usually the Dame is a study of female eccentricity and played by a male cast member dressed in drag.

What’s On - Pantomime The enduringly popular Ugly sisters, originally from Cinderella, are also portrayed by men in drag and are often interwoven into other stories. Every memorable pantomime tends to include an animal because they promote sympathy and support. It is said that Charlie Chaplin once played the front end of a horse; well he was a comedian and liked to make a bit of an ass of himself!! Oh yes he did! One would think that having celebrity guests in the cast was a contemporary thing but in fact the practice dates back to the late 19th Century when the proprietor of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, hired wellknown variety artists. One of the most famous Dames in recent times has been Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf in Lord of the Rings) who played Widow Twanky in 2005 and broke box office records. The most profitable show to date, starring John Barrowman, was

played in the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2007 and included Daleks and a 3D genie! Audience participation has, and always will be an important part of the English Pantos popularity and tradition. They are actively encouraged to boo the villain, cheer the hero and joust verbally with other members of a cast. Panto is a living growing art form, holding firm with traditions but adapting them through the ages to modern trends and including comedy, sometimes mild sexual innuendo and topics of interest to those watching. Long may these gregarious, colourful and wonderful exhibitions continue to entertain us. In a world where life can be too serious it is good to escape into a humour filled fantasy on a cold winter’s night.



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Christmas Bazaar Friday 5 December 2008


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What’s On - Pantomime

Local Pantomime Beauty and the Beast in Potter Bar The Wyllyotts Theatre in association with Jordan Productions Presents a traditional fun-filled pantomime!! Oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is!! Join the cast at Wyllyotts Theatre for a brand new spectacular adventure! This is a magical pantomime based on the classic tale, but with a fabulous panto twist!!! There are no star names but an array of West End professionals. Beauty & the Beast Pantomime will be apparing in Potter Bar from Saturday 13th December – Sunday 4th January 2009, please check with box

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office for show times, Tickets from £11.50 If you would like to book please call the Wyllyotts Box Office on 01707 660067. or visit www.

Enjoy A Giant Of A Pantomime Qdos Pantomimes is delighted to present its spectacular pantomime Jack And The Beanstalk at The Alban Arena this Christmas! Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun! Get ready to join hero Jack this Christmas in his magical adventure up the beanstalk along with his friends, Daisy the Cow, Dame Trot, the Giant and of course the hen that lays the golden eggs along the way at The Alban Arena this Christmas! Heading the cast is one of Britain’s bestloved comedy

duos, CANNON & BALL, who will be sure to cause madness and mayhem at every performance. Tommy and Bobby have smashed box office records for their panto appearances around the country and in the West End. Joining in the fun will be the live appearance of the very popular and wacky animated television character Mr Bean. Jack And The Beanstalk promises to have The Alban Arena’s hallmark of quality entertainment for the whole family. With a record number of tickets already sold for Jack And The Beanstalk don’t leave it any longer to book your seats now. So climb up the beanstalk to the magical world of pantomime in a production that is filled with stunning sets, fabulous costumes and guaranteed to leave you feeling… full of beans!! Jack And The Beanstalk runs from Friday 12 December 2008 until Sunday 4 January 2009. Tickets start from just £9.00 and there are some great group discounts available. Please note we also have signed performances on Wednesday 17 December at 7.00pm and Thursday 18 December at 2.30 and 7.00pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office on 01727 844488 and online (subject to a booking fee of £1.25 per ticket)

The cast of Cinderella appearing at Millfield Theatre

What’s On - Pantomime Cinderella at Millfield Once upon a time, about twenty years ago in a far off part of North London (well, not that far off, and in fact very easily accessible contrary to popular belief), an unexpected creation was built to bring magic into the lives of all the local people with little else to occupy them in the surrounding area. Whether old or young, small or large, rich or poor, this was a place where people could come together and share their enjoyment with their friends, their family, or strangers alike – this place was Millfield Theatre. Some folk in the upper echelons of society liked to pooh pooh this creation, dismissing it’s location as questionable, however the theatre’s value in society continues to grow. Despite fighting Giants along the way, this building and all it stands for refuses to be brow-beaten and continues to reign supreme in the changing faces of adversity. It all sounds rather like a pantomime, and whilst there are regular spells being cast over Edmonton’s local community theatre, one thing’s for sure –they know how to do an enchanting panto, and their next one will be no exception. Riding high following the phenomenal sell out successes of recent years, Cinderella will arrive complete with handsome princes, ugly sisters, fairy Godmothers, glass slippers and pumpkins – all the ingredients to ensure this year’s inhouse production sparkles brighter than ever and warms the hearts of even the grumpiest of Scrooges. Tickets are now on sale and selling fast, and with so many people missing the boat last time, don’t leave it until it’s too late - you might turn into a pumpkin. For further information about times and prices, and to book tickets, customers can contact the box office on 020 8807 6680. Tickets can also be booked online at www.

Beauty and the Beast at Broxbourne Civic Hall Tickets for Broxbourne’s professional pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Broxbourne Civic Hall are proving popular with six performances sold out already. Over 6,000 tickets have been sold to date and 20 schools have also booked to see the production. TV and West End star Linda Robson, will be leading the cast as the evil Witch Hazel. Linda is Linda Robson who is appearing as the evil Witch Hazel probably best known as Tracey Stubbs from the BBC’s long-running sit-com ‘Birds of a Feather’. With a career spanning 40 years she has appeared in comedy roles, TV dramas and has lease mention presented several documentary films agazine when for BBC1. Linda has also appeared on the West End stage in the play ‘Telstar’ esponding to and ‘Grumpy Old Women’. ‘Beauty and The Beast’’ opens to adverts the public on Thursday 11 December 2008. Ticket prices start at £10 for the preview evening and group discounts are available on Potters Bar’s Leading bookings of 15 Embroidery Service or more. For further information about times and prices, and to book tickets, At LEEJOY’S we can supply you customers can with many Christmas presents and ideas. contact the box office on We can personalise your loved one’s gifts. 01992 441946. We have a wide range of sweatshirts, poloshirts, Tickets can Fleece, aprons, waterproof coats and hats for both adults and children. also be booked So why not come in and we will be happy to online at www. help.






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Winter Gardening

Getting Your Garden Ready For Winter By Bryan Hewitt Senior Gardenerof Myddelton House

“Well if you really want to……, sorry it’s not at its best……….” How often have we said that to our friends, or heard it when we visit friends and relations at this time of year? All our gardens now have an air of resignation as we (with reluctance) embrace the winter. Some people love it but I’m not one of them! Like a horticultural Noah, I have been gathering in all Myddelton’s succulent and tender plant collection and placing


them in the safety of the glass houses before the frost catches them: it took nearly three days! I may not bother to lift some things like Dahlias, Cannas and Mirabilis Jalapa if the ground is really free draining in winter, instead I will apply a mulch of compost but bracken leaves or straw are equally good if fixed with a tile or brick. Exotics like bananas and Echiums require fleece tied around them

unless you are lucky enough to live in Central London where such precautions are seldom necessary, it’s isn’t nicknamed “tropical London” for nothing! Cut the banana leaves off first and wrap the trunk in a couple of layers of fleece and bind with string. Two layers should be sufficient for Echium as starving a plant of light will distort the leaves and deplete flowering.

Winter Gardening Now is the perfect time to visit the nurseries like Clock House in Forty Hill or the others in Crews Hill to seek bulbs for next year. We recently bought 2000 Narcissus for an area east of the drive which for thirty years had been a tennis court, then a car park and is now being restored as a daffodil lawn with the same daffodil variety Mr Bowles used. To achieve a natural effect he bowled the bulbs “under-arm” and planted them where they fell and I will do the same. If you have a shady border or wooded patch why not try something unusual like Trillium Grandiflorum. This is one of the North America’s most beautiful wild flowers and one of the lily family. Upright or nodding, solitary, funnel-shaped flowers with three simple petals are held just above a whorl of leaves. They are spring flowering before the deciduous leaves which remain green until autumn. If you can’t find rhizomes at the garden centres try mail order firm like J Parkers or Armand.

you keep meaning to propagate and spread around the garden and give to your neighbour. Collect the seed in dry conditions and remove as much of the pod as possible, store the seed in an envelope and record on it the name and date. Then store it in your fridge NOT ice box! This will fool the seed in to thinking its experiencing winter, (most seeds require it in order to break dormancy in the spring). In March/April remove your seed and sow according to advice from your gardening books in to clean pots and trays using John Innes number 1 as a good general purpose seed compost, an early watering of a recommended solution of Cheshunt Compound will help protect against fungal problems at this critical stage. For the lawn a good merciless raking to remove moss and autumn leaves followed by aeration, either mechanically, (if you’re lucky), or by hand inserting a digging fork 4-5 inches in to your turf and lifting the turf upwards systematically in rows up and down your lawn will improve

drainage and introduce much-needed air to grass roots. We may not have much of a summer, but at least our lawns have been green all year! You might like to make a note in your diary that Myddelton House Gardens will be holding a Christmas greenery sale from 11.00 to 15.00 – on Sunday 14 December. This is your chance to deck your halls with boughs of our holly and other evergreens. Plants and kits for making your own Christmas wreath will be on sale too. I hope to see you all there. Happy Gardening! Bryan Hewitt Bryan Hewitt is the Senior Gardener of Myddelton House Gardens, winner of the Green Flag Award 2008 and author of “The Crocus King: E A Bowles of Myddelton House” published by Rockingham Press 1997 Winter opening times: October to March 10.00 – 15.00 every day.

For good ground cover in a range of conditions Cyclamen hederifolium from Europe and Turkey takes some beating. This late summer flower range from white to pink and are followed by exciting silver and green arrow shaped leaves with patterns as exclusive to every plant as a finger print! The variety Cyclamen “Bowles Apollo” (available for sale at Myddelton) has a white/silver “eye” enriched by a white/silver outer ring. Easily propagated, seedlings require selection to maintain quality. The introduction of a collection of grasses has provided a mellow softness to our autumn borders as well as winter interest and a food source for the birds. The same can be said of our berried plants such as Berberis vulgaris and B.darwinii, Cotoneaster splendens and the hips of roses like Rosa rubrifolia R. ‘Kiftsgate’ and R. ‘Miss Wilmott.’ Now is a good time to collect the seed of that plant


What’s On The Nightingale Community Hospice Trust Christmas Fayre St Andrew’s Parish Centre by the Market Square Saturday 29th November 2008 11am - 4.00pm Age Concern Health and Wealth Day, 20th November, The Parish Centre, Our Lady at St George 10.30am to 2.30pm London Road, Enfield – Age Concern, DWP and CAB open day Free light refreshments will be available Christmas Cracker Fayre 30th November at St John’s School, Theobalds Park Road, Enfield 1.30pm to 4.00pm Admission £1.00 Festival of Carols 6th December The Lynmore Singers 7.00pm to 10.00pm De Vere Venues, Cheshunt Tickets £6.50 proceeds to Age Concern Enfield Christmas Fund Raising Market Russet House School Autumn Close Enfield EN1 4JA To be held on Thursday evening the 27th November 7 - 9pm Entrance 50p. Everyone welcome Stalls selling toys, decorations, books, jewellery, gifts , cakes, tombola and much more. Sweet William Or The Butcher? The Historical Association North London Branch Jubilee Hall ,Parsonage Lane, Enfield, EN2 0AJ 11 November 2008 at 20:00 Ticket Price: Free


A talk by Dr Jonathan Oates about the Duke of Cumberland and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. A hero at the time in England, he is now remembered as one of the villains of Scottish history. All welcome. Contact Phone/Fax: 020 8368 5328 How To Write A Novel Rupert Colley at Southgate Circus Library, High Street, N14 6BP 18 November 2008 at 19:30 Ticket Price: Free Lucie Whitehouse, author of a modern-day Gothic tale called The House at Midnight., described by author Lee Child as “psychological suspense as elegant as a Swiss watch but as powerful as a locomotive”, will read from the novel and talk about the ways to address writing a novel and getting it published. Contact Phone/Fax: 020 8350 1124 NCT Nearly New Sale Enfield NCT (National Childbirth Trust) Enfield Grammar School, Upper School (upper School Site In Town Centre, Behind Post Office. Entrance Via Wilford Close Off Little Park Gardens), 22 November 2008 at 10:00 Ticket Price: £1.50 per adult (in aid of NCT Charity) Parking Available, Refreshments, Accompanied Children Free Entry Items for sale: toys, books, buggies, cots, games, childrens’ clothing, maternity wear and more! For more details or for sellers pack contact: Christine on 07005 802199 or email Contact Phone/Fax: 07005 802199

Christmas Craft Fair Karen Russell Conference Room Enfield Council Offices, Civic Centre, EN2 Date: 28 November 2008 at 12:00 Ticket Price: NONE Fund Raise in aid of The Nightingale Community Hospice Trust If you want a stall please contact Karen Russell Stalls £10.00 Council Staff stalls £5.00 Contact Phone/Fax: 020 8379 4819 Contact Email: karen. George Spicer Winter Bazaar Friends Of George Spicer George Spicer Primary School, Southbury Road, EN1 1YF 30 November 2008 at 13:00 Ticket Price: 50p Winter bazaar including grotto, tombolas, kiddie crafts, face painting, coconut shy and other games, bouncy castle, stalls, mulled wine, BBQ and refreshments. Contact: 07794 596451 St John’s Players present “Dear Madam” by Nina Warner Hooke. Please come and see this gentle drama set in 1950’s Potters Bar. St John’s Hall, Bourne Hill, Palmers Green, N13. Thursday 27th November 8pm Friday 28th November 8pm Saturday 29th November 2.30pm For tickets phone 020 8364 4995 or 078 4591 9798 or email stjohnsplayers@ Grange Park (Evening) W.I. are having their Annual General Meeting on 3rd November 2008 - followed by a Quiz - you would be more

than welcome to come along as a visitor just to see how we operate. If you are interested please join us in the Large Hall, St Peter’s Church,Vera Avenue, Grange Park, N.21 - all meetings start at 7.30 p.m. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Louise Watson on 020-83606969 who will be more than pleased to hear from you. How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn Dates: Thursday - Saturday 4,5 and 6 December St. Paul’s Church Hall Church Hill Winchmore Hill London N21 8.00pm £8.00 per ticket Contact: Shirley Sandford Tel: 020 8882 0207 Enfield Floral Club have a Christmas Floral demonstration on 24th November at Enfield Civic Centre by national demonstrator Linda Shackleton Doors open at 7.15pm and the demonstration begins at 7.45pm Visitors very welcome Entrance fee £8 All flower arrangements are raffled at the end of the demonstration For further details please ring 020 8363 8047 or 020 8366 5377 Enfield Chamber Orchestra United Reformed Church Fox Lane, Palmers Green, N13 4AL 15 November 2008 19.30 £8.00, concessions £7.00 (children under 12 free) Enjoy an evening of the musical orchestra conducted by Martin Smith. Contact: 02083637257 uk

What’s On Regular Events Enfield Wine makers Meet at St. Stephen’s Church Hall 3rd Friday of each month 8-10.30pm. New members welcome. social evenings of wine tasting, discussions, home brewing & speakers. Contact Peggy Osborne 020 8366 1829 Dinky Disco Brand New to Enfield An Afternoon session of party action songs with refreshments, toys and craft activity Tuesdays 1.30-2.45pm (term time only) St Michaels & All Angels Church Hall Gordon Hill EnfieldFee £4.50 Birth-4yrs New mums to be are very welcome. Call Hayley 020 8366 3133 Enfield Camera Club meets at Trinity Church Hall Thursday evenings at 8 pm. New members are always welcome. Alternatively they can contact the club through the website www.enfieldcameraclub. or email to mail@ The subscriptioin rate is £32 for the full season - Visitors are asked to pay a £1 visitor’s fee, Enfield Video Makers meet at Jubilee Hall, Parsonage Lane, Enfield on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 8pm until 10pm. Contact Stan Lane, 0208 363 8898, e-mail pole-school pole dancing classes a great way to loose weight, tone up, strengthen and sculpt your body,whilst meeting new friends and having fun! classes held in barnet and enfield for details visit our website; or call Nathalie on 07798 524119 The Rotary Club of Enfield Chase meets on Thursday mornings from 7.30am until 8.30 am in the Coffee Lounge, Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield Town. For more information call 020 8367 7278

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Enfield and Edmonton groups, holds meetings on the first Monday of the month in Enfield (at St. Andrews Church Hall Enfield; and the third Monday at Millfield House. Edmonton,each meeting from 10am to noon. All former, serving, and retired Civil Servants and their partners welcome. Contact Sue on 020 8360 4361 for more information. Jack and Jill’s Music Club Fun and learning through song for 0-4s. Thursdays 10-11am St Michael and All Angels Church Hall, Chase Side, Enfield. Fridays 10-11am Grange Park Methodist Church, Old Park Ridings N21 For more information visit www.jackandjillmusic. or contact Jacqui 07742 545605 Diabetic Exercise Club Keep fairly fit, Exercises to suit all levels of fitness at the Chase Diabetic Exercise Club.   Meet Mondays 6-7pm at Chase Farm Hospital.   All welcome, you do not have to

be diabetic to benefit from regular exercise.  Contact Pauline on 0208 363 1568. Edmonton Camera Club Millfield House, Silver Street, Edmonton 7.45.   Visitors welcome, free entry for first four visits.   Check our website www.edmontoncameraclub. or ring Pete on 0208 363 1568. Albany Badminton Club Wednesday 8.30pm - 10pm at Albany Sports Hall The Standard is mixed from very good to beginners and new players always welcome. Cost £5 a night £3 for students Bridge Club Bridge Players – Room 6 Bridge Club plays duplicate alternating with Chicago/ rubber in a social atmosphere Mondays 7.30 – 10 pm at Southgate School close to Oakwood tube station Contact 020 8360 8098 or 020 366 3769 Dolls House Club Are you interested in making miniature items for dolls houses & their gardens?

Useful Contact Numbers Enfield Borough Police Crime Prevention Office Crimestoppers Neighbourhood Watch Anti Terrorist Hotline

020 8807 1212 020 8345 1102 0800 555 111 020 7963 0160 0800 789 321

Enfield Council 24 Hour Contact No

020 8379 1000

Childline Cruse Bereavement Care Helpline Samaritans

0800 1111 0870 1671677 0845 790 9090

RSCPA 24 Hour Emergency Vet

0870 555 5999 01992 762699

NHS Direct 0845 46 47 Chase Farm & Barnet Hospital Switchboard 0845 111 4000 Chase Farm Hospital Accident & Emergency 020 8375 1010 Barnet Hospital Accident & Emergency 020 8216 5003 North Middlesex University Hospital Switchboard 020 8887 2000

Three Valleys Water Freephone Leakline 0800 376 5325 Thames Water Freephone Leakline 0800 714 614 National Gas Emergency Service Freephone 0800 111 999 London Electricity Freephone 0800 0280 247 National Rail Enquiries

08457 48 49 50

Alcoholics Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous

Congestion Charge Phone Line

0845 900 1234

0845 769 7555 08700 50 88 80 020 773 0009


What’s On Would you like to chat with other enthusiasts?  We are a friendly group of all ages and meet on alternate Thursday evenings, 7:30 9pm at Armfield Church Hall, Armfield Road, Enfield,  Your first meeting is free so you can come to see whether or not it’s for you. Please ring Linda Moore on 020 8349 0121 for the date of the next meeting or to find out more about the club Enfield Carers for people who look after partners, family or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail, or have a disability. The help carers give is unpaid. We meet 4th Monday monthly for mutual support, fun and practical advice 7.30 -9.30 pm Community House, 311 Hertford Road, Edmonton contact for more details 020


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8803 1000 substitute care and transport may be available Soroptimists of Enfield and District The Soroptimists are a group of professional and business women with clubs in 112 countries. The Enfield club meets twice a month at 8pm at the Methodist Church Westpole Ave Cockfosters. Guests are welcome on the third Wednesday of the month. For information call 020 8444 5316 or 0208 367 5872 Enfield & District Fuchsia Society welcome new members. learn how to grow fuchsias, join our friendly club,meeting every 3rd &4th Thursday of the month,7-45-9-45 at Capel Manor College, Bullsmoor Lane. For more information phone Roy 0208 292 6965.

Dance Classes

visit or call 07947 765 499

HOT SALSA Wednesday’s Club 19 @ Trent Park Doors Open 7.30 till 12pm Beginners - Level 1 8-9 pm Improvers - Level 2 9-10 pm Intermediates- Level3 9-10 pm Advanced - Level 4 9-10 pm La Rueda ‘Cuban Wheel’ 8- 9 pm Dips & Drops 9 - 10 pm Hot Salsa Social after 10 pm For more information visit or call 07947 765 499 LATIN DANCE CLUB Tuesday Nights at the North Enfield Conservative Club, Baker Street Enfield The best sprung dance floor we have ever seen! Salsa Beginners 8pm, Cha Cha Beginners 9pm, Dancing til 11:30pm For more information

Dance Addiction New Friday Night Practice Night (from 7th November) Large attractive hall with the very best music Highly Qualified Teachers who are anxious to assist but not interfere Tutorials available for all levels with the emphasis on style - all grades welcome at Enfield Highway Community Association 117 Hertford Road, Enfield (between Green Street & St. James Church) contact Bill Kincaid (LISTD Latin & Ballroom)020 8363 3636 Private Lessons to High Standards at Low Prices

Carpentry Maintenance Refurbishments Handyman 24 Hour Call out Contract Work

Call Martin Holness mobile 07906 168 811 tel 020 8372 8523 email

LeeJoy Embroidery Service For all your small engine needs from lawn mowers to scooters Call Steve on 020 8364 6411 or 07940 258 202

We can embroider most articles from work clothes and uniforms to t-shirts and horse blankets. names, logo’s and images one offs to full kits

Call LeeJoy 63 High Street Potter Bar EN6 5AS OakBereavementCard 55x85mm 24/4/08 10:45 Page Tel 01707 653366

Oak Lodge Hotel specialise in catering for bereavement gatherings for your family and friends. Up to 50 persons.

Contact David on

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What’s On Matrix Latin and Ballroom Combining the elegance of Ballroom with the dynamic Latin American dances these nice ‘n’ easy fun introductory classes will ease even the most hesitant first-time dancer on to the dance floor with confidence. TUESDAYS 8:00 – 8:45 Improvers/ Intermediate Class 8:45 – 9:30 Beginners Class 9:30 – 10:30 Social Dancing for all levels St Andrews Church Hall Chase Side Southgate London N14. Situated next to Asda (for parking use supermarket car park) For more information please call 07903 244085 or visit ballroom

Live Music Saturday Morning Concerts Grange Park Methodist Church Old Park Ridings N21 Coffee at 10.15, Concert at 11.30 to 12.30 6th Sept Abbraci Piano Quartet 4th Oct Jill Crossland (piano) 1st Nov Keith Nichols (jazz pianist) BIGBOPPA’S ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane Enfield Unless stated otherwise all events are subject to doors opening at 7.30pm, shows start at 8.45pm. Admission prices £5 for members and £7 for nonmembers. Guests welcome but must phone 020 8292 7562 as admission may be restricted

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Specialists in Loft Conversions, Extensions and all your building needs. Over 30 years experience. Call Peter Taylor on 020 8367 2221 or 07950 335 409

Admission Members £8 Guests £10 The Botany Bay Jazz Club East Lodge Lane The Ridgeway Enfield EN2 7EE Meets every Tuesday Evening 8.30 until 11.00pm for the best in Traditional Jazz. Different Band each week. Visitors always welcome. For further information contact Jean 0208 367 6660 or Gordon 01707 872645 NOVEMBER 4th Nov- New To The BayDave Burman Quintet Members £5.50 Guests £7.50 11th Nov- SPECIAL - Pete Allen’s Jazz Factory Members £8.00 Guests £10.00 18th Nov - Vo-de-o-do Jazz Orchestra Members £5.50 Guests £7.50 25th Nov- The Gambit Members £5.50 Guests £7.50

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