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.

The Hertford Road

My mum had a sweet shop on the Hertford Rd and we lived above the shop. Our neighbours were the Silverman family and I remember Philip Silverman well - I think I had a crush on him. Another neighbour (the Barber) killed himself, it was awful. I cannot remember the poor man's name. I went to Enfield Highway School as did ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by Irene Shields

Steam Trains

When I was about ten years old or so I remember going to Liverpool St. station lots of times on the steam train with my dad. We would leave Enfield town about 4 a.m. to do the buying at Spitalfields and Covent Garden markets for our greengrocery shop. On the days we took the train the produce would be delivered to our shop by ...Read full memory

Construction Of Civic Centre

I worked as a carpenter on the construction of the Civic Centre for Allen Fairhead &Sons whose H.Q. was in Enfield Town just down the road from Lyons Corner House opposite the gas company. I got married during this period and was working seven days a week as I needed the cash, I cleared seventeen pound a week! ...Read full memory

A memory of Enfield by Derek P Arker