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.

Lancaster Road.

Henry Waits the butchers, small shops that sold sweets from a jar and fireworks. Penny for the guy, small children waiting at bus stops with the 128, 231 and 144B to try and pry a penny towards fireworks. Girlfriend (Rose Gritty) down Drake Street. Rag and Bone merchant towards 'The Hop Poles' pub. Doing the weekly shopping on ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by Roger Davis

Local Shops Even In The 1990's

I moved to Enfield in 1990, and lived just oppostie the Hop poles in Baker Street. Lancaster Road had a wide variety of shops even then. Three Greengrocers and a Butchers to start with, as well as several bakers. Next to the Co-op, an old lady sold eggs from a half barn door...nothing else, just eggs. I thought ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by Paul Dart

Enfield, The Civic Centre 1967

I started work in the plant room as one of the engineers in the centre in 1967 with the rest of the staff and the direction of Ken Farraway,Chief Engineer and Bob Finch, assistant Chief Engnineer. After a time Bob Finch left the civic and the council ofered me the position of assistant Chief Engineer, I ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by Ron Arrowsmith