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Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Location

Edmonton is north-north-east of Charing Cross and stretches from just south of the A406 road where it borders Tottenham to its boundary with Ponders End to the north. Bush Hill Park, Winchmore Hill and Palmers Green adjoin the western boundary while the River Lee Diversion forms Edmonton's eastern boundary with Chingford. The northern part of Edmonton, N postcode area is known as '''Lower Edmonton''' and the southern part as '''Upper Edmonton''', N postcode area. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Demography

2001 Census
The Edmonton (UK Parliament constituency) had a population of 96,493 in the 2001 census.[http://www.enfield-observatory.org.uk/downloads/Edmonton.pdf Enfield observatory census 2001] Retrieved February 27, 2008

The white groups made up 66.1% of the population and thirteen other ethnic groups the remainder.

Constituency profile April 2004
Edmonton has a young, ethnically diverse population. It has significantly higher proportions of Muslims than the borough average. It is clearly the most deprived part of Enfield and has the highest crime rate. Satisfaction with the area is as high as for Enfield as a whole with environmental concerns ranking highest. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Edmonton today

Since the 1960s Edmonton has been transformed from a predominantly White British, working class industrial suburb into a multicultural area by Commonwealth of Nations immigration, asylum seekers [http://www.enfieldpct.nhs.uk/foi/foi_docs/1676_asylum_seekers_and_refugees_in_enfield_8_.pdf p.62 Asylum seekers and refugees in Edmonton] Retrieved 23 November 2010 and with the expansion of the European Union in May, 2004.[http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/briefings/migration-flows-a8-and-other-eu-migrants-and-uk EU immigration into the UK] Retrieved 5 April 2013

In 2008 the List of wards in Greater London has been identified as having one of the highest numbers of working age adults living on state benefits in the UK.[http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/money/article925726.ece The Sun news report] Retrieved April 7, 2008

The Edmonton Green area is currently being redeveloped by St. Modwen Properties. The £100 million project will include new housing, bus station, clinic and refurbishment of the shopping centre.[http://www.stmodwen.co.uk/development/results/16/16/default/39 St. Modwen Plc] Retrieved April 20, 2008 In addition, a 73 room Travelodge UK hotel will be opened on the development.[http://www.propertyweek.com/news/news-by-sector/hotels-and-leisure/travelodge-to-open-at-st-modwens-edmonton-green/5007338.article Travelodge hotel] Retrieved 11 June 2011

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson visited Edmonton in November 2008 to release his Time For Action plan. He claimed his proposals would help stop young people becoming repeat offenders.[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7705898.stm Time For Action] Retrieved 12 November 2008

Edmonton currently has some of the highest levels of unemployment in Britain, with the Late 2000s recession pushing unemployment to nearly 14% by 2009.[http://www.virginmedia.com/jobs/features/uk-unemployment-blackspots.php?ssid=7 Unemployment in 2009] Retrieved 5 November 2009

On June 18, 2011 over 400 people marched through Edmonton to make a stand against gun crime and knife crime.[http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/9094884.Organisers_pleased_with_Peace_March_response/ News report] Retrieved 30 June 2011

As part of the 2012 Summer Olympics preparations, the Olympic torch relay passed through Edmonton on July 25, 2012 at Fore Street en route to London Borough of Haringey.[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/news/article/523/olympic_torch_shines_bright_in_enfield London Borough of Enfield - Olympic torch] Retrieved 9 February 2012 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Sites or buildings of historic interest

'''All Saints' Church, Edmonton'''
The mostly 15th-century church is located in Church Street. It is the oldest building in Edmonton.

'''Angel Place'''
A circa 1730 terrace of linked Grade II* Listed Buildings which were altered in the middle of the 19th century. 185, 187 and 189 were extensively restored in the 1980s to include the formation of an arch at 187 Angel Place with gardens behind. Set back from Fore Street, the A1010 road, and standing close to the junction with the A406 road, the buildings were adjacent to'' The Angel'' public house demolished to widen the North Circular Road.

'''Charles Lamb Institute'''
The Grade II listed building is located in Church Street. Designed by J S Alder and opened in 1908. The building today is used as a gymnasium.

'''Edmonton Central Library'''
The former public library (closed 1991) opened in 1897 at Fore Street. Designed by Maurice B Adams with bequests provided by the John Passmore Edwards foundation. Today the Grade II listed building is used as a religious and community centre. (Inside the library by the main entrance were two portrait plaques of Charles Lamb and John Keats by George Frampton, 1908. The plaques can be viewed at Community House, 313 Fore Street, Edmonton).[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/448/Public%20Libraries%20in%20Enfield%20A%20History.htm Passmore Edwards Library] Retrieved April 5, 2008

'''Edmonton Federation Cemetery'''
The roughly triangular shaped cemetery was founded in 1889 with land given by Samuel Montagu.[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/448/Jewish%20Settlement%20in%20Enfield%20A%20History.htm Jewish history in Enfield] Retrieved March 28, 2008 The walled cemetery is bordered by Salmons Brook which forms part of the Pymmes Brook Trail and a footpath which follows the course of the disused Lower Edmonton railway station railway.[http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/l/lower_edmonton_low_level/index.shtml Lower Edmonton low level railway] Retrieved March 28, 2008 Rabbi Eliezer Gordon is buried here. The entrance is in Montagu Road List of B roads in Great Britain. The site also incorporates the '''Western Synagogue Cemetery''' founded in 1884 and adjoins the '''Tottenham Park Cemetery'''.[http://www.parkexplorer.org.uk/park_intro.asp?ID=enf29 Tottenham Park cemetery] Retrieved March 28, 2008[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/511/Montagu%20Rd%20Cemeteries%20CAA%20Final%20approved%202006.pdf Montagu Road cemeteries conservation area] Retrieved 12 August 2010

'''Edmonton Girls' Charity School'''
The simple yellow brick structure with red brick dressings is located on the south side of Church Street. Initially the school, founded in 1784, had been on a different site. However the benefactor, Obadiah Legrew, grew tired of the children close to his home. He had the original school demolished, drew £170 from the trust, and purchased another plot of land. In 1793 the new school was built afresh, away from his delicate ears. Pupils aged between 7 and 14 were clothed and educated, although the main purpose was to fit them for domestic service. The facade carries a figure of a charity girl and the words ''A structure of Hope founded in Faith on the basis of Charity''. The school closed in 1904.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26945 Edmonton Girls' Charity School fn43] Retrieved April 8, 2008GodfreyA. (notes to) ''Old Ordnance Maps: London Sheet 1, Lower Edmonton 1894'' Alan Godfrey Maps, ISBN 0-85054-966-3 Retrieved April 8, 2008

'''Lamb's Cottage'''
Formerly known as Bay Cottage. The cottage is believed to have been built in the 1680s and is located in the Church Street conservation area.[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/511/Church%20Street%20Fore%20St%20CAA%20Final%20approved%202006.pdf Church Street and Fore Street conservation areas] Retrieved March 29, 2008 Writers
Charles Lamb (writer) and Mary Lamb occupied the house between 1833–34, and is where Charles Lamb died.[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/448/Literary%20Enfield.htm Charles and Mary Lamb] Retrieved March 29, 2008 The cottage was sold to its new owners in June 2008.[http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-7060860.rsp?pa_n=1&trt=buy Lambs cottage details] Retrieved March 29, 2008

'''Millfield Theatre'''
The late 18th-century house has been used as a workhouse school, hospital and a refugee centre before closing in 1971. The house re-opened as an arts centre in 1979 in a complex which encompasses the Millfield Theatre, Millfield Arts Centre and the former Weir Hall Library (closed 2008).[http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/3997596.Lights_go_out_on_popular_library/ News report] Retrieved 20 May 2009

'''North Middlesex Hospital'''
The hospital is located in A406 road, Upper Edmonton. Built in 1842 by the Edmonton Board of Guardians as the Edmonton Union Workhouse. A separate infirmary block was opened in 1910. Much of the building was taken over for use as a military hospital. it was returned to civilian use in 1920 and renamed The North Middlesex Hospital.[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/448/Hospitals%20in%20Enfield%20A%20History.htm History of Enfield hospitals] Retrieved March 31, 2008

'''Salisbury House'''
The house dates to the late 16th/early 17th century, and is the oldest building in Edmonton apart from All Saints' Church. The house which is located in Bury Street West, Lower Edmonton has been a private residence and a school before it was bought by Edmonton council in 1936. The building was established as an arts centre in 1957 (the first to be provided by a local authority in London).[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26938 British history] Retrieved April 1, 2008 In 1992 it underwent a major restoration. The house is Grade II listed along with some of the surrounding walls.[http://anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/local/buryst.html Salisbury House] Retrieved April 1, 2008

'''The Crescent'''
A terrace of twenty five Georgian architecture houses located in the Hertford Road. Built between 1826 and 1851 by a London solicitor. By the late 19th century the Crescent had been largely split into flats.Godfrey A. (notes to) ''Old Ordnance Survey Maps: London Sheet 2, Edmonton (Pickett's Lock) 1894'' Alan Godfrey Maps, ISBN 0-85054-967-1 Retrieved March 25, 2008[http://anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/local/hertfordrd.html Photos of The Crescent] Retrieved March 25, 2008 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Infrastructure

* Deephams Sewage Treatment Works is located near Picketts Lock

* Edmonton Incinerator the largest incinerator in the UK

* William Girling Reservoir is one of the reservoirs in the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Schools

''For further details see article'' List of schools in the London Borough of Enfield

Secondary
*Edmonton County School
*Aylward Academy formerly The Gladys Aylward School
*The Latymer School
*Nightingale Academy, formerly known as Turin grove and the Salisbury school.

Primary
*Brettenham,

*Churchfield,

*Eldon Schools,

*Fleecefield,

*Galliard,

*Hazelbury (J),

*Hazelbury (I)

*Houndsfield Primary School,

*Latymer All Saints CE,

*Raynham,

*St Edmund's RC Primary School,

*St. John& St.James CE,

*Starks Field,

*Wilbury,

*Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Places of worship

* Edmonton Methodist Church. Located at 300 Fore Street, on the corner of Brettenham Road. There has been a Methodist church in Edmonton since the nineteenth century. The main part of the current building was erected in 1927.[http://www.enfieldcircuit.com/churches/edmonton/worship.html Edmonton Methodist Church] Retrieved 8 February 2013
* Edmonton Baptist Church. Located close to Edmonton Green, a short walk from Edmonton railway station. Built in 1976.[http://www.edmontonbaptist.org/single.htm?ipg=6652 Edmonton Baptist church] Retrieved 21 September 2009
* All Saints' Church, Edmonton. A mainly 15th-century church located in Church Street.
* St Aldhelm's church. Is located in Silver Street Upper Edmonton. Built in 1903 and designed by William Douglas Caroe.[http://www.saintmarymagdalene.org.uk/section/37 St Aldhelms church] Retrieved March 29, 2008
* St Alphege's church. Was erected in 1958 and designed by Edward Maufe. The church can be found at the junction of the Hertford Road and Galliard Road.[http://www.anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/buildings/churches.html Edmonton churches and places of worship] Retrieved March 22, 2008
* St Edmund's RC Primary School. Built between 1905-1907 . The church is on the junction of the Hertford Road and Bounces Road.
* St. Mary with St. John's Church, N18. Located on Dysons Road, close to the North Circular Road (A406), the church was built in 1906 together with a church hall and vicarage.[http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107104902660271&ref=mf St John's Church N18] Retrieved April 11, 2010
* Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.[http://saintdemetrios.org.uk/ Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church] Retrieved December 27, 2010 Located on the junction of Town Road and Logan Road. Greek Orthodox since 1977, formerly the Anglican Church of St. Martin.[http://www.stpetersedmonton.org.uk/html/history.html History of St. Peter's Parish] Retrieved December 27, 2010 The Church was built in 1909 and consecrated in 1911.[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26941 Edmonton Churches and Places of Worship] Retrieved December 27, 2010
* Mevlana Rumi Mosque. Located in Fore Street and opened in 2008 by the followers of Fethullah Gulen.[http://www.rumicentre.org.uk/ Mevlana Rumi Mosque] Retrieved 22 November 2010 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Shopping

The main shopping centre in Edmonton is at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre which has a market, the second largest is at the Angel, Edmonton which is a high street containing a wide range of retail outlets. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Politics

The Member of Parliament for Edmonton (UK Parliament constituency) is Andy Love, Labour Co-operative who polled 21,665 votes (53.7%) at the United Kingdom general elections held on 6 May 2010.

The Boundary Commissions (United Kingdom) review of 2011 proposes merging three Edmonton wards with most of the existing Chingford wards to create a new cross-Borough constituency of Chingford and Edmonton. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

History

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The old highway Ermine Street passed through what is today Edmonton. Ermine Street was the main Roman Road from London through Lincoln, Lincolnshire and on to York.
Edmonton appears in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is recorded as Adelmetone- 'a farmstead or estate of a man called Ēadhelm' from an Old English personal name and ''tun''.Mills, A, D, ''Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names'' (2001) p74 ISBN 0-19-860957-4 Retrieved 19 October 2008

Edmonton (hundred) was a division of the historic county of Middlesex from Anglo-saxons times, an area of some 31,000 acres (125 km2) stretching up the west bank of the Lea from Tottenham to the county boundary south of Waltham Cross, and west into what is now Hertfordshire as far as South Mimms. Local government in the modern sense began in 1837 with the Edmonton Union, set up under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. This also covered a wide district of 47,102 acres (191 km2), including the modern boroughs of London Borough of Haringey and Enfield, plus Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey (town) and Waltham Cross. The town hall was built in 1884 and extended in 1903.

The population of this area grew rapidly, reaching 445,875 by 1911 and would today be about 615,000. As the population mushroomed Middlesex was subdivided into many small local government areas, a much smaller Edmonton of 3894 acres (16 km2) eventually achieving the status of borough (main article Municipal Borough of Edmonton) in 1937. At the 1961 census the borough had a population of 91,956.[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=444&st=Edmonton Census and boundary data from Vision of Britain - Edmonton Middlesex through time] This was absorbed into the London Borough of Enfield in 1965, and the former Town Hall and civic buildings were controversially demolished by Enfield Council in 1989.Short architectural description of the Town Hall ''Buildings of England'' pp425 London:4 North Bridget Cherry& Nikolaus Pevsner ISBN 0-14-071049-3 Retrieved December 2, 2007

Pymmes Park with its historic walled garden is Upper Edmonton's park.
Pymmes Park originated as a private estate. In the late 16th century it was owned by the powerful Cecil family. In 1589 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, later 1st Earl of Salisbury, spent his honeymoon at Pymmes. The estate was eventually acquired by Edmonton Council and opened as a public park in 1906. Pymmes House was destroyed by fire during World War II and the remains were demolished.
Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury was a protege of Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I of England's chief spymaster and he succeeded him as Secretary of State in 1590.

In the 17th century the then rural Edmonton had a reputation for supernatural activities. In approximately 1600, a Play (theatre) entitled ''The Merry Devil of Edmonton'' was performed in London about a Wizard (fantasy) who lived there.

In 1621 the villagers accused an old woman, Elizabeth Sawyer, of witchcraft and she was subsequently executed at Tyburn; her story was told in a pamphlet by Henry Goodcole, and in a 1621 play entitled ''The Witch of Edmonton''.

The historic All Saints' Church, Edmonton is situated in Church Street as is Lamb's Cottage, which was home to writers Charles Lamb (writer) and Mary Lamb.

John Keats, the poet, was apprenticed to surgeon Dr. Hammond in Church Street between 1810-1816. The house was demolished in 1931 to be replaced by Keats Parade. An extant shop carries a blue plaque in commemoration.[http://anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/local/churchst.html Church Street] Retrieved April 1, 2008

Edmonton was the home town of Sir James Winter Lake, director of the Hudson's Bay Company. The Fort Edmonton is now Edmonton of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

The Diverting History of John Gilpin

In his 1782 poem, ''The Diverting History of John Gilpin'', William Cowper relates the comic tale of John Gilpin a linen draper of Cheapside London, who was probably based on a Mr Beyer, a linen draper of the Cheapside corner of Paternoster Row.''The poetical works of William Cowper'', P 212,London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1892

Gilpin's spouse decides she and her husband should spend their twentieth wedding anniversary at ''The Bell Inn'', Fore Street, Edmonton. The journey is beset with misfortune from start to finish. Gilpin loses control of his horse which carries him on to the town of Ware, Hertfordshire ten miles (16 km) distant. On the return journey, Gilpin is still unable to handle his steed, as he once again he fails to stop at ''The Bell''. The horse gallops back to Cheapside much to the dismay of his concerned spouse.[http://www.bartleby.com/41/324.html The Diverting History of John Gilpin] Retrieved June 10, 2008

Gilpin is remembered in Edmonton by the statue at Fore Street, the Wetherspoons outlet the ''Gilpin's Bell'' public house opposite the site of the original inn and the 1950s council housing Gilpin House in Upper Fore Street. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Industry

Edmonton was home to many industries which included manufacturing of gas appliances, electrical components and furniture. Most of this was lost in the latter part of the 20th century. Other household names that produced goods here included MK electric, Eveready Battery Company batteries, The BOC Group, Glover and Main gas appliances.

Eley Industrial Estate was named after Eley Brothers the Cartridge (firearms) manufacturer. Its shot tower was a distinctive landmark on the skyline until being demolished the late 20th century. Due to its close proximity to the River Lee Navigation, timber was transported by barge from the London Docks and stored in riverside wharves. As a result many furniture makers including Nathans, Beautility and Homeworthy established factories. Today, Parker-Knoll products are manufactured at the former B&I Nathan factory on the Eley Industrial Estate.[http://www.krofire.com/Clients2.htm http://www.krofire.com/Clients2.htm] ''krofire.com'' Today (2013), the area is dominated by the 100 metre Edmonton Incinerator chimney which was built in 1971. Other major employers include Coca Cola.[http://www.cokecce.co.uk/cce/about_6.html http://www.cokecce.co.uk/cce/about_6.html] ''cokecce.co.uk'' Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Railway and transport

The railway arrived in 1840 with the opening of the first section of the Lea Valley Line from Stratford, London to Broxbourne. A station was provided in Angel Road railway station. As the station was badly sited and the trains were slow and expensive, few people used the railway in the early days, preferring the horse buses. In 1845 there were buses every 15 minutes along Fore Street, travelling alternately to Bishopsgate and Holborn.

The single-track line from a junction just north of Angel Road railway station to Enfield Town railway station opened on 1 March 1849, with an intermediate single-platform station at Lower Edmonton railway station, located at the edge of the village green. The service was infrequent and often required a change of train at the junction. This, coupled with the train taking the long way round through Stratford to get to the terminus at Bishopsgate, meant that the railway offered little competition to the existing horse coaches and buses.

The direct line from London to Enfield Town was opened in four stages, from Bethnal Green to Stoke Newington on 27 May 1872; from Stoke Newington through to Lower Edmonton High Level on 22 July 1872, with stations in Edmonton at Silver Street railway station and a new High Level station at Lower Edmonton, which was renamed Edmonton Green railway station in 1992; the short section from Lower Edmonton High Level to Edmonton Junction (where the new line met the original Eastern Counties Railway route from Angel Road to Enfield Town via Lower Edmonton Low Level) on 1 August 1872; and the suburban platforms on the west side of Liverpool Street station on 2 February 1874.

The stations were well sited and offered exceptionally cheap workmen's fares of just 2d on trains arriving at Liverpool Street prior to 07:00, 3d on those arriving between 07:00 and 07:30, and half-price returns on those arriving between 07:30 and 08:00. A horse tramway along Fore Street opened in 1881. The tramway was re-constructed and electrified during 1905, lasting until 1938 when trolley buses took over. Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Leisure and recreation

* '''Edmonton Cricket Club''' . The cricket club was founded in 1872 and is located in Church Street.[http://www.crossway13.demon.co.uk/ Edmonton Cricket Club] Retrieved April 7, 2008 The ground is also home to the Norsemen Association football club.[http://www.norsemenfc.com/ Norsemen Football Club] Retrieved April 7, 2008
* ''' Edmonton Leisure Centre''' located at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre opened in August 2007. Facilities include a swimming pool and sports hall.[http://www.enfieldleisurecentres.co.uk/html/1096.html Edmonton Leisure Centre] Retrieved March 22, 2008
* Lee Valley Leisure Complex located at Picketts Lock and is part of the Lee Valley Park
* Pymmes Brook Trail crosses Edmonton to join the Lea Valley Walk at Pickett's Lock (lock) on the River Lee Navigation.
* Angling is allowed upstream and downstream of Picketts Lock.Information from the Lee Anglers' Consortium.[http://www.lee-anglers-consortium.co.uk/picketts.htm Angling downstream of Pickett's Lock] Retrieved March 31, 2008[http://www.lee-anglers-consortium.co.uk/ponders.htm Angling upstream of Pickett's Lock] Retrieved March 31, 2008
* The River Lee Navigation's towpath forms part of National Cycle Route 1 and the Lea Valley Walk.

Parks, gardens and open spaces
''For further details see article'' Enfield parks and open spaces
* '''Bury Lodge gardens'''. The gardens are located in Bury Street West. Built on land belonging to Bury Lodge house (demolished 1935) and the nearby Salisbury House. The ornamental garden includes brick pillared pergolas, rose gardens and a pond. Other facilities are a playing field. The southern boundary of the park is bordered by Salmons Brook.[http://www.parkexplorer.org.uk/park_intro.asp?ID=ENF04 Bury Lodge gardens] Retrieved March 11, 2008[http://www.anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/leisure/burylodge.html Photos of Bury Lodge Gardens and Churchfields Recreation Ground] Retrieved March 11, 2008
* '''Churchfields Recreation Ground'''. The recreation ground is located close to the A10 road (Great Britain) in Lower Edmonton. The grounds facilities include playing fields and children's play area. The site is the home to London's only complete World War II Civil Defence Centre.[http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/e/edmonton_bc1/index.html World War 2 Civil Defence Centre] Retrieved March 11, 2008
* '''Craig Park''' . The park is located in Upper Edmonton and lies close to Angel Road A406 road. Facilities include sports pitches, children's play area. and hardcourt.
* '''Jubilee Park'''. Covering of land previously used for brick-making. The park opened on June 24, 1939 to commemorate George V of the United Kingdom Silver Jubilee in 1935. Facilities include, the '''Henry Barrass stadium''', formal gardens, pitch and putt, sports pitches, tennis courts and wildlife area.[http://www.parkexplorer.org.uk/park_details.asp?ID=ENF13 Jubilee Park] Retrieved March 10, 2008[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/461/Jubilee%20Park%20Management%20Plan.pdf Jubilee Park Management Plan 2007-2011] Retrieved March 10, 2008
* '''Montagu Road Recreation Ground''' . The recreation ground is located in Montagu Road List of B roads in Great Britain. The facilities include playing fields, children's play area and hard courts.
* '''Plevna Road Open Space'''.Open space close to Edmonton Green
* '''Pymmes Park'''. This historic park is located in Upper Edmonton and borders the A406 road
* '''Tatem Park and Hollywood Gardens'''. The park and the gardens opened in 1938 and were built on a former gravel pit which belonged to the Tatem sisters, who donated the site to Edmonton Borough Council in the 1930s, for use as a public park. The gardens are named after Alderman Hollywood, former Mayor of Edmonton. The ornamental gardens occupy a triangle between two main roads A10 road (Great Britain) and the A111 road (England). In 1983 a nature area was created with the accent on wildlife conservation.[http://www.parkexplorer.org.uk/park_intro.asp?ID=enf28 Tatem Park and Hollywood Gardens] Retrieved March 11, 2008 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Theatre and the arts

Edmonton is the home of the Millfield Arts Centre and Face Front Inclusive Theatre Company.[http://www.facefront.org/ Face Front theatre company] Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Popular culture

* In an episode of BBC, television, situation comedy Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em Frank Spencer played by Michael Crawford roller skates down the now demolished bridge at Edmonton Green, and in the same episode he skates at the indoor rink at the now demolished Picketts Lock.[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069634/trivia Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em] Retrieved March 10, 2008[http://youtube.com/watch?v=lFLpwRMS00g&feature=related Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em - Video] Retrieved April 10, 2008

* The Empire Music Hall was the venue for Marie Lloyd's last stage performance in 1922. She was taken ill on stage and died several days later.[http://anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/leisure/leisure.html Marie Lloyd] Retrieved March 10, 2008

* The video for the Lostprophets song Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja was filmed in a car park at Edmonton Green.[http://www.dragonninja.com/knowledge/faq/ Lostprophets- The Videos] Retrieved April 9, 2008

* Local musical duo Chas & Dave recorded a song titled ''Edmonton Green'' lamenting the changes that have occurred there.[http://www.chasndave.com/disco_rockney.html Chas & Dave discography] Retrieved April 10, 2008 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Watercourses

* River Lee Diversion
* River Lee Navigation
* Pymmes Brook
* Salmons Brook
* '''The Overflow Channel''' flows along the western perimeter of the William Girling reservoir to merge with the River Lee diversion, close to the Lea Valley Viaduct.
* '''Saddlers Mill Stream''' culverted throughout much of its course and flowing mostly underground. The stream was diverted in the early 21st century to alleviate flooding close to where it merges with Salmons Brook at Montagu Road.[http://anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/transport/watercourses/saddlersmill.html Saddlers Mill Stream] Retrieved 8 October 2009 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Nearest places

* Tottenham to the south
* Palmers Green to the west
* Chingford to the east
* Ponders End to the north
* Winchmore Hill to the north Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Railway stations

* Angel Road railway station
* Edmonton Green railway station
* Silver Street railway station Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Local newspapers

The local newspapers are as of 2011-

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|} Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Notable residents

The following people were born in or lived in Edmonton:
* John Clayton Adams (landscape artist)
* Gladys Aylward (Protestant missionary)
* Tony Barber (bassist) (musician)
* Percival Harry Barton (footballer)
* John Beck (footballer) (footballer)
* Dudley Benjafield (racecar driver and alumnus of the University of London)
* Eddie Bovington (footballer)
* Jack Burkett (footballer)
* Albert Cadwell (footballer)
* Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury (statesman)
* Chipmunk (rapper) (rapper)
* Charles Coward (world war II hero)
* Jimmy Dimmock (footballer)
* Florence Dugdale writer
* David Evans (British politician)
* Ray Evans (footballer)
* Wally Fielding (footballer)
* Bruce Forsyth (entertainer)
* John French (photographer)
* Michael Garner (actor)
* Akin Gazi (actor)
* Frederick Grace (boxer)
* Bobby Graham (musician)
* Florence Green (World War I veteran)
* Brian Harvey (singer)
* Kevin Higgins (poet)
* Chas Hodges (musician)
* David Jason (actor)
* John Keats (poet)
* Jo Kuffour (footballer)
* Charles Lamb (writer) (essayist)
* Larry Lamb (actor) (actor)
* Mary Lamb (writer)
* Derek Lampe (footballer)
* Ron Lewin (footballer)
* Derek Lewis (footballer)
* Tony Marchi (footballer)
* Peter Meaden (publicist)
* Les Medley (footballer)
* Dave Murray (musician)
* Malcolm Needs, (screenwriter)
* Kevin Nugent (footballer)
* Joe O'Cearuill (footballer)
* Ömer Rıza (footballer)
* Paul Rodgers (footballer) (footballer)
* Leonard Roth (mathematician)
* Lee Smelt (footballer)
* Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five) (musician)
* Norman Smith (record producer) (producer, musician)
* Jim Standen (footballer)
* Brook Taylor (mathematician)
* Leslie Welch (radio and TV personality)
* Led Bib
* B.J. Wilson (rock drummer) Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Notable people educated in Edmonton

*'''Edmonton County School'''
**Kriss Akabusi, athlete
**Basil Hoskins, actor
**Kevan James, cricketer
**Kelly Johnson (guitarist), guitarist
**Debbie Kurup, actress
**Larry Lamb (actor), actor
**Roy Strong, historian
**Norman Tebbit, politician
**Ray Winstone, actor

*'''The Latymer School'''
** Eileen Atkins, actress
** Johnny Haynes, footballer
** Bruce Forsyth, entertainer
** Clare-Hope Ashitey, actress
** Syed Kamall, Conservative MEP
** Poj masta, DJ
** Albert Meltzer, British Anarchist
** Tim Pope, Film and Video director
** B.J. Wilson, Original drummer with Procol Harum

'''Other'''

** Tony Barber (bassist), former bassist with the Buzzcocks
** Dave Murray (musician), guitarist with Iron Maiden
** Malcolm Needs, screenwriter Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Literature

*''An Edmonton Boy'' by Terry Webb ISBN 1-903981-00-X Published by Biograph 2000
*''A Poacher's Tale'' told by A.T Curtis.Related by Fred J Speakman ISBN 0-7135-0969-4 Published by George Bell & Sons 1960
*''The Diverting History Of John Gilpin'' by William Cowper
*''Blackhole'' by Kevin Higgins poem published in collection ''The Boy With No Face'' Salmon Poetry 2005 ISBN 9781903392447 [http://laurahird.com/showcase/kevinhiggins.html ''Blackhole''] Retrieved 14 November, 2013
*''The Veteran'' by Frederick Forsyth one of five short stories in the book of the same title Corgi (publisher) 2002 ISBN 9780552149235 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Gallery

Image:Edmonton Green Shopping Centre DSC00547.jpg| Edmonton Green Shopping Centre market

Image:Edmonton Incinerator DSC00571.jpg| Edmonton Incinerator viewed from the River Lee Navigation

Image:Edmonton Green Bus Station DSC00544.jpg|Edmonton Green bus station completed in 2007 Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

References

Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

External links

*[http://anidea.co.uk/lower-edmonton/ Lower Edmonton N9 Information]
*[http://www.enfield-observatory.org.uk/enfieldobservatory/ Reports and Statistics for Edmonton and Enfield Borough]
*[http://www.eleflat.co.uk/Edmonton-71_N9-2007-council-tax.htm Council Tax charges for Edmonton and Enfield Borough]
*[http://www.1900s.org.uk/1900s-edmonton-locality.htm Edmonton in the early 1900s ] Edmonton is an area in the east of the London Borough of Enfield, England, north-north-east of Charing Cross. It has a long history as a settlement distinct from Enfield.

Further reading

*[http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/MDX/Edmonton/EdmontonHistory.html "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868) at Genuki, UK and Ireland Genealogy. (A brief description and history of Edmonton from the 1868 Gazetteer)]
*[http://www.enfield.gov.uk/Leisure%20&%20Culture/local%20history/Lower%20Edmonton%20A%20History.htm A brief history of Lower Edmonton on the Enfield Council Website. (A succinct account starting early 1800s)]
*[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=26937 Edmonton: Economic History from British history Online. (This is detailed and starts in 1086)]
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