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Ronnie D
29-05-2015
22:39 GMT
Margaret Baker: Hi Margaret, thanks again for your reply and info., much appreciated. It's a pity that such things have to be destroyed but I suppose they had become such an eye sore and fallen into disrepair that only option left is to demolish them.
Thanks again for all your help.
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Margaret baker
29-05-2015
20:52 GMT
Enfield archeology have been in and logged everything Ronnie so there will be a record archived, the top parts of shelters were destroyed a very long time ago, other parts of the shelters had to be removed this time as in the way of the pits dug for wetlands, and you never know in 50 years time when the field is used for something else the remaining piece of wall will be uncovered again.
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Ronnie D
29-05-2015
01:39 GMT
Eddymonton: Many thanks for the Link your posted on the Gas De-contamination Centres and Civil Defence Bases, it made interesting reading about the local ones in Edmonton, Enfield and Bounds Green. I am sorry for the delay in getting back to thank you for this Link.
Margaret Baker: Yes Margaret, it was me asking for the photo of the Air Raid Shelter in Pymmes Park and thanks for your trouble in taking it for me. There isn't much left of it and no-one will probably know what purpose it actually served in years to come, especially if it greens over, it will disappear for ever.
Roy Fischer: Thank you also for the info' of Pill Boxes on Barrowfields, although I can't remember where that actually is now?
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Pete Letch
28-05-2015
21:12 GMT
Margaret: please, please, save me some bread pud, all I hear these days is "we never have any stale bread left" Jackie: Thanks for the offer, very kind of you, my dad saved all the news clippings, and put them in an album, later my brother photo reduced them, and has put them in a photo album. I have all the original letters from Buckingham Palace, and the Carnegie Hero Trust, which are suitably framed. Anyway I still appreciate the offer. Hope all goes well at the dentist.
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Roy Fischer
28-05-2015
20:52 GMT
Yes, St Mary's and St Joseph Rd. My uncle [Ray] used to have the Rose & Crown and there would often come in after weddings and christenings. There were pill boxes on the east side of the Barrowfields.
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Margaret baker
28-05-2015
20:17 GMT

Hi Ronnie I think it was asking about air raid shelter, I photographed these remains today, the area will be planted all around the wall so I expect it will eventually disappear under vegetation but this section will remain
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JackieB
28-05-2015
18:44 GMT
Pete, Enfield Local Studies has a fair bit of information on the Dunholme Road air crash including, I am sure, pictures. I'll be there next Wednesday morning before the dreaded dentist so will take a bit of time out to check what is available and let you know. If you haven't already got the newspaper reports on file I'll take my camera and see what I can photograph. The original papers are too large and fragile to be photocopied but I am allowed to take photos. I also have a bit of spare time tomorrow morning so if I hear from you before I set out on my various errands I'll do a quick detour then. They may well have info that is not on Wiki.

Re Edmonton Pearly Family I seem to remember way back in my childhood they came from the area around St Mary's Road.
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Jeff
28-05-2015
15:03 GMT
@Pete - I seem to remember a Pearly King and Queen in the Carnival parades that used to take place certainly in N18 back in the 60's.
Does anybody else remember these Carnivals? My vantage point was opposite Herauds department store in Fore Street.

Also, I have come across the following website:
http://www.francisfrith.com/

If you search for Edmonton there are some interesting items.
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Colin C
28-05-2015
05:47 GMT
I can remember (just) seeing a Pearly 'King and Queen' doing a knees up in the Railway Tavern back in the 1940s - always was a raucous pub, a bit on the 'rough' side but you certainly saw some characters there, including my dear old Aunt Margaret who always liked a jar or two and quite often, too. I think she went there for the company as she never married and lived alone in a council flat near the Green. Most of my father's side of the family lived in or around the Green area. Big family. I recall often visiting my Aunt Alice who lived in a 'posh' (to us) house at the back of the Town Hall. In later years, I discovered it was quite a modest 1930s semi but when I was a kid it seemed very grand. Funny how childhood memories often distort the truth, isn't it? I think the the street name was Monmouth Road. She used to help out my cousin (her son) Billy Dumbleton in the Broadway Cafe which he owned in those days. Can still see her bustling around in the kitchen there. Great days (well, they seemed it to me back then). Probably weren't so wonderful given that was during the war and immediately afterwards. Now, Britain really was enduring austere times then. People then must have been a tough lot to not only survive the war but flourish after it was all over. Edmonton really was a great community then.

MARGARET - thanks for the photos and the updates re the progress of the wetlands. Be nice to see it all but doubt I will get that way again in my lifetime, unless the lottery comes up with readies.
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Pete
27-05-2015
18:22 GMT
Do we still have a Pearly King and Queen in Edmonton?
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vladtheimbiber
27-05-2015
18:20 GMT
Interesting story Pete (which you no doubt probably already know): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton_air_crash
Edited 27-05-2015 18:21
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Pete Letch
27-05-2015
16:13 GMT
Margaret and JackieB; Thankyou so much for the speedy response to my post. I am so pleased that they are still in Edmonton, as this was the wish of the Letch family. I will let my brother know that they are still in the Library. JackieB, a brief outline of why they got these medals and medallions was that they tried to rescue a pilot whose plane had crashed in Dunholme Rd., but the petrol tank exploded and killed all 3. This all happened in Sept. 1938.
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Margaret baker
27-05-2015
08:19 GMT

Last picture of the day, off now to make bread pudding.
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Margaret baker
27-05-2015
08:17 GMT

Pearlies outfit
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Margaret baker
27-05-2015
08:15 GMT

There is also a display of Edmonton's Pearlies
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Margaret baker
27-05-2015
08:12 GMT

Final close up
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