Enfield, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Enfield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Elizabeth Cottage

I was born at no. 2a Elizabeth Cottage in Hoe Lane in 1949.Left there about 1953, but have no photos of the cottage.I know it was demolished around the mid 60's, and replaced by flats.My sister who was born there in 1946 remembers Robo's shop on the opposite corner.Would love to see a photo of my birthplace, if anyone can help ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by maureen

Steam Trains

If I was out with my mother in the town as a small boy in the 1950s, I would pester to go to the station to see the steam trains through the railings. The journey home would take us up Windmill Hill past Enfield Chase station, but you couldn't get as near the engines there.

A memory of Enfield by Martin Iddon

Canada Bound

While working in the Lake District as an hotel assistant manager I reached such a point of frustration that I up and quit my job and applied to emigrate to Canada. Five minutes later, after hearing of my decision, the head accountant gave his notice (we were good golf buddies). He had a wife who ran a sub post office/ ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by Dylan Rivis