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Palmers Green LI FE

June Edition

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The Queens cinema, 1967

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welcome On behalf of Anthony Webb Estate Agents, I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to the June edition of the community magazine, Palmers Green LIFE. I would like to welcome Julia Sondack to our writing team. You can read her article called Living Outside the Box on page 17.

houses and flats in Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and Southgate. We are approaching the summer months which is the natural rental season. We only deal with professional tenants and corporate clients, so please contact a member from our team below if you have a house or flat that will be available to rent out over the coming months.

This month Palmers Green LIFE has entered the digital world. Have a look at our website You will find a digital copy of the current magazine as well as all the back issues. Furthermore, you can subscribe to receive your own personal digital copy of Palmers Green LIFE by email every month. On the website you will also find photos of Palmers Green from the days gone by that have been used in past copies of Palmers Green LIFE. Palmers Green LIFE now also has a Facebook page. Please visit and LIKE our page at


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This month, Past Times remembers the days when the silver screen arrived in Palmers Green. The Queens cinema once stood on the site where Waitrose is today and is now sorely missed.

Contents Welcome ...................................2 Past Times in Palmers Green......3 Ashbourne Lodge For Sale .......4 Tony Ourris Director

Martin McKelvey Manager

Nick Fitzsimons Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Green Lanes For Sale ...............5 Hedge Lane For Sale ................6 Palmers Green Jewel in the North by Sue Beard...................7 Bury Street West For Sale........ 8 Hazelwood Schools News by Ellie Sales .............................9 Anthony Webb Showcase ..10-11

Susan Babaie Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Anthony Webb

John Constantine Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Property Matters by John Constantine ...............12 Windsor Road To Let ..............13 Brookdale To Let ....................14 Hazelwood Lane To Let ..........15 Living Outside the Box by Julia Sondack .....................17 Ask a Local Lawyer by Fariz Uvais ..........................19

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Past Times in Palmers Green ... On 30th November 1912, Palmers Green saw the arrival of its first ever cinema. The Queens, which traded under the name Electric Pictures Limited (Palmers Green), was a small cinema that played silent films. The Queens was a sister cinema to the Queens Hall in Enfield. The building was two storeys high and from the front looked more like a large house designed in a mock Tudor style with a half-beamed façade. Inside the seating was all on one level and could seat up to 650 people. There was a safety curtain which had a picture painted on it of Ye Olde Thatched Cottage. The Queens Hall was built along a parade on Green Lanes that also included Ye Olde Thatched Cottage and was just across the road to the bank (now Natwest).


In 1923 the Queens cinema had a new owner called Moss Harris. On the Cinema Treasures website, IanKingdon1980 wrote “My grandad, James Carter, started as a rewind boy at the Queens then made it upto chief when he was 19 as Mossy Harris sacked the chief at the time for losing his temper at a reel which fell off a projector. Mossy Harris had a right hand man called Arthur Radcliffe who used to do all the hiring and firing. My grandad told me there used to be a gas lamp by the back door by the stalls which used to flicker all the time. When it converted to electric it would still flicker but nobody knew why. My grandad reckoned it was the cleaner who died while working there”. In 1927, with the arrival of ‘the talkies’, the Queens was demolished and rebuilt as a larger cinema with a balcony and now seated around 1100 people in total. The facade was now in a plain white stone finish, with numerous windows on three levels, allowing light into the circle foyer, offices and projection room.


In 1967, Moss Harris sold the Queens cinema to the Star Cinemas chain based in Leeds. Star Cinemas only ran the Queens for a short time as they closed it on 30th September 1967. This was the end of Palmers Green’s silver screens as the area’s only other cinema, The Pallmadium, had been demolished in 1961.


The building was converted into a bingo hall for a few years but this did not survive and it was demolished in 1971 to make way for a supermarket. The first supermarket to become a tenant in the new building was Bishops Food Store. Occupants of the building since then have been Bejam frozen food store, Iceland, Marks & Spencer Simply Food and most recently Bishops Food Store 1971 Waitrose.


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Women, know your place! The suffragettes were in the press this month as we remembered the 100th anniversary of the death of Emily Davison, tragically trampled underfoot by the Kings Horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. However, few people realise that Palmers Green had close connections with the suffragettes – connections which lead to a dramatic incident at the Triangle one Saturday night a year later, in June 1914. Among the leading campaigners for women’s suffrage in Palmers Green was Mr Herbert Goulden, husband of Laura Alice Goulden, the very first headmistress of Hazelwood School – Hazelwood was the

venue for meetings on a number of occasions, and also the venue for a local debating society, the so called Southgate ‘Parliament’. The couple’s passion for votes for women was perhaps unsurprising, for Goulden was the younger brother of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst. Emmeline had formed the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903 with her three daughters, Christobel, Sylvia and Adela following the death of her husband. However, while initially attracting some high profile supporters, the WSPU soon found it difficult to get their message across in the media. By 1905 they had decided it was time to try a different approach. In October Christobel and another activist disrupted a talk given by government minister Sir Edward Grey, constantly heckling him with the words “Will the liberal government support votes for women?”. A policemen claimed that the pair kicked and spat at him as he tried to remove them from the meeting. The pair were prosecuted and fined but refused to pay up and were jailed. It was the beginning of a pattern of direct action, arrests, hunger strikes and the force feeding of those who were imprisoned, to the shock of the public, both at the ‘most disappointing’ behaviour of the young ladies, and the rough treatment they received at the hands of the authorities. Nearer home, suffragettes were blamed for fires in post boxes in Bowes Park and Hoppers Road, though it was never proven. Hazelwood Lane School hosted a talk by Christobel Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett and in 1912 Sylvia Pankhurst attended a reception at which Laura Gargett of Stonard Road was welcomed home after serving two months in prison for smashing windows at a demonstration. Mrs Pankhurst spoke at the same venue in January 1913, and in April, the opening ceremony of Grovelands Park was heavily policed due to fears that, as Mrs Pankhurst had been released from her latest

stay at her majesty’s pleasure that very morning and the suffragettes might get ‘up to their old tricks’. Events came to a head on the night of 13 June at a rally in Palmers Green Triangle. While Goulden and fellow activist Victor Prout awaited the arrival of the main lady speaker a group of young men began booing and jostling. One bought a pamphlet, tore it up and jumped on it. Goulden’s hat was knocked off in the kerfuffle while the crown jeered “Mrs Pankhurst’s brother”. As the crowd surged, Goulden was knocked down, then rescued by a policeman who bundled him onto a tram at The Fox. The crowd took off after in hot pursuit, some jumping onto the tram, others peddling furiously on bicycles. In Winchmore Hill, the by then flour-spattered Goulden took shelter in the home of Counsellor Willis on Station Road while a crowd assembled outside the Gouldens’ house at 23 Radcliffe Road and proceeded to pelt it with eggs. The Gouldens were not able to regain admittance until nearly 11pm.

The local young liberals – widely suspected to have ‘egged’ the protest on vehemently denied the involvement of their members, and the finger was pointed at ‘hooligans’ from outside the area.

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Property Matters by John Constantine An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Your Home… As Estate Agents, one of the most common questions we are asked is “What is the best way to sell my home?” There are many ways and factors to consider when selling your home, and to help you along your way, our easy to follow, Step-by-Step guide could make all the difference ...

A First Impression is a Lasting Impression…

Dust off the tools…

Within seconds of entering a property, most buyers will form their first impression. To make sure it’s the right impression, take a moment to make sure the front and the entrance are both presented in the best possible way. Repaint the front door, polish any metal handles/letterboxes, use pot plants for a warmer welcome and homely feel, trim any bushes and remove weeds.

Try to fix as many niggling issues as possible. Things like a dripping tap, a sticky door, a cracked tile can all be rather off putting for a potential buyer. For help, try one of our many trusted trades people, in Palmers Green LIFE.



Time for a good ol’ Spring Clean… Cleanliness and tidiness is of paramount importance. Spend a day to make sure your home is absolutely spotless from top to bottom. Be vigilant in the kitchen and bathroom; try using a squeegee to avoid water marks on glass surfaces. If you need some help, contact one of our trusted cleaners as advertised here in Palmers Green LIFE.

much smaller, disorganised and dark. Try to remove as much as possible without leaving the room looking empty.

A Fresh Coat of Paint… It’s a big ask to completely re-decorate your home, but try to make it as neutral as possible. A buyer will find it much easier to visualise your property as their home and how they may decorate it, so long as they’re not distracted by loud, vibrant colour schemes.

Get out in the garden…

De-clutter… Clutter can be your worst enemy when trying to sell your home, as it makes rooms look

The garden can be a major selling point to your home, and so you will want it to be as presentable as possible. Mow the lawn, try to wash down patio tiles and re-vanish any decking. For assistance, please contact one of the trusted trades people advertised in Palmers Green LIFE.

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Living Outside the Box By Julia Sondack, Drapemasters Interior Furnishers It’s warmer, brighter and lighter for longer and our thoughts turn to summer fun – Bank Holidays, barbeques, picnics and gatherings. Here’s how to make the most these moments.. No need to let inclement weather ruin your plans… With the unreliability of our Great British weather we aim to help you make the most of summer with our luxurious awning range. Affording you the height of exterior summertime sophistication whilst extending your living area, allowing you to unwind and enjoy the fresh air for longer.

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Ask a Local Lawyer Fariz Uvais is a partner in the law firm Harper & Odell and has a consulting office in Palmers Green. Write in and ask your legal questions. Fariz will try and answer your questions in Palmers Green LIFE each month. Send your questions to Harper & Odell, 348 Green Lanes, N13 5TJ or by email to

I am a landlord and recently a prospective tenant signed a tenancy agreement with a guarantor. The tenant has now informed me that she has changed her mind.

Moreover, as soon as the prospective tenant gave notice of her intention not to proceed, you are put under an obligation to mitigate your losses. Therefore, it is sensible to immediately place the property back on the rental market with a view to securing a replacement tenant.

I'm assuming that the contract is binding on her part despite her wanting to back out and she is liable for the rent owing. Is this correct? Legal disputes, especially those which end in Court action, are invariably costly and therefore initially at least it would be sensible to attempt to find out why the prospective tenant wishes to back out of the agreement and whether or not there is anything that can be done to facilitate her to proceed as agreed. Whilst ordinarily the contract is binding on the parties once it is signed, the answer to this question would depend on all the terms of the agreement, particularly any terms dealing with termination of the agreement. It is usual to find notice periods applicable to both parties should they choose to terminate the agreement.

Once a new tenant is secured, the losses suffered as a consequence of the first tenant backing out crystallise. Then any loss of rent suffered for the relevant period, together with any additional administrative charges/costs that may have been incurred as a consequence would be recoverable from the tenant who changed her mind, or from her guarantor. Once the total extent of the relevant financial loss is determined, the initial tenant and her guarantor should be contacted by letter informing them of the claim. If they refuse to compensate your losses, you will have to consider taking further action to enforce your rights under the agreement.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article should not be construed as legal advice and the information is offered for information purposes only. You should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry.

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