Edmonton Hundred Historical Society
Talks Programme

Our Talks programme is very important to The Edmonton Hundred Historical Society and a lot of effort is put into making them both interesting and varied. The talks are a way of enhancing your historical knowledge in the area as well as meeting fellow, like-minded people. Please check the website for any changes to the published programme before you come.
We look forward to seeing you at the next talk.

Courtesy of Enfield Local Studies and Archive Centre                          Weir Hall c1905


Wednesday 15th January 2014

Jubilee Hall

2.15 for 2.30pm

Howard Whisker

Switched On: the story of electricity


Friday 21st February 2014

All Saints Church Hall

Doors open 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Aimee Felus

Soap, SuDS and Sewage – Love the Lea and the Salmons Brook Challenge: the work of Thames 21
Joint Meeting with Edmonton Branch of TES

The talk will be about the state of north east London’s rivers. 

The vast majority of them are well below standard, failing ecologically and chemically polluted. 

The plight of our urban rivers is sadly an underreported conservation disaster. 

It is thought that many rivers are now far cleaner than they were, which is true for industrial pollution and for a few lucky rivers.  But today many are terribly polluted by road run off, sewage pollution and related chemicals discharged into our waterways. Plumbing misconnections are another source of much of the pollution. 

I will be presenting these issues, how we can help to alleviate the problem with decisions we make at home, and present some solutions, such as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). 

This type of green drainage has so many benefits, providing water cleansing, flood storage, new habitat thus improving biodiversity, amenity and green space for people and cooling urban areas.  Although the problem is very worrying, this will be a positive talk about what we can all do, a call to arms to help save our rivers!


Wednesday 19th March 2014 

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

AGM and Colin Barratt

Southgate Films 


Thursday 10th April 2014

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

Trinity Players

War Diary: Letters from the Home Front
Joint Meeting with TES


Wednesday 14th May 2014

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

Rachael Macdonald

A View of the New River: 400 Years of Fresh Water for London


Friday 4th July 2014

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

Ian Jones

Terror from the Skies: Enfield and the air war 1914-18 Joint Meeting with EAS


Wednesday 30th July 2014

Bruce Castle

7.00 for 7.30 pm

To be announced

Joint Meeting with the Friends of Bruce Castle


Wednesday 17th September 2014

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

Stephen Gilburt

Industrial Archaeology of Enfield


Saturday 25th October 2014

Jubilee Hall

9.45am to 4.30 pm

Day Conference

In and around the Great Cambridge Road: the longest consecutive
numbered road in the country


Tuesday 18th November 2014

Jubilee Hall

2.15 for 2.30 pm

Geoff Hales : Samuel Pepys "Plague, fire and Mrs Willett"

1411 Panel 1


Wednesday 17th December 2014

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

A Christmas Carol 01 top


Monday 19th January 2015

Jubilee Hall

7.45 for 8.00 pm

Origins Hundred 01 top 1


 Talks are free to members, and are held atJubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane (at the junction with Chase Side), Enfield, at the All Saints Church Hall,Church Street, Edmonton N9,  and at Bruce Castle, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17. There is a charge of £1 per head for visitors.