N21 Festival Talks
There will be four History talks in The Friends Meeting House over the week of The N21 Festival, beginning with Peter Hodge and his illustrated talk about how he discovered the history of The Cresswell family. Peter has written the authoritative book about the Cresswells and this will be available for purchase at the talk.
This is followed by one of the most significant events in the history of Winchmore Hill - and of course of in Henrietta Cresswells book, namely the coming of the railway to N21. This is an illustrated talk by David Cockle, covering both Winchmore Hill and Grange Park, and not only will Dave tell us about the past but he will also look to the future of the line.
On mid-summers evening 2012 we welcome Graham Dalling to tell us about the coming of the builders to the area. How the land came to be built on the way it was is a story in itself and one we look forward to hearing from this respected local historian. Be prepared to laugh as well as be informed.
Last, but certainly not least we welcome two renowned academics on their subject of the local historic buildings in and around Winchmore Hill. Although Grovelands House may be one of our more impressive buildings this is certainly not the only one. Mr Stephen Gilburt and Dr Audrey Kirby take us on a tour. Not to be missed.
You can buy tickets for the talks by dropping into Hunters Newsagents on Winchmore Hill Green or by post from N21 Festival Talks, c/o N21.net, 47 The Chine, London N21 2EE. Please send an SAE, cheque made payable to The N21 Festival and details of the talks you would like.