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Southgate, Middlesex, England, in the Year 1950

1950
31m 48s
Colour
Sound

Description

A pictorial tour of the borough of Southgate.

A grand journey around the borough of Southgate taking in a number of places of significance. The borough's administrative centre features in views of Southgate Civic Centre, the Town Hall and council offices and the County Library. At Broomfield Park, the film takes in the flower gardens, the Southgate Garden of Remembrance in the Park, its lakes, Broomfield House and conservatory, the children's playground, the tennis courts, bowling greens, the municipal running track, the model yacht pond, and the avenue of mature elms. Travelling on the film takes in the corner of Alderman's Hill and Cannon Hill, filming the gardeners' cottages and the Hermitage cottage. Then on to Northmet House, Southgate Green, The Cherry Tree Inn, a summer wedding at Christchurch, the Walker Ground of Southgate Cricket Club, Michenden Oak Garden and the remains of the Michenden Oak, Waterfall Road and the Piccadilly railway viaduct, the watch and clock maker's almshouses, Arnos Grove Tube station, Arnos Park showing Pymmes Brook, the sports facilities, the bowling green (with a tube train passing by on viaduct behind), High Street Southgate, Ash Lodge, some modern flats at Ellington Court, Blagden's Lane and the grounds and stables of large house called 'The Wilderness' (soon to be built on for Southgate Technical College), Georgian terraces on the High street, Minchenden Grammar School, Southgate Tube station (with a tube train leaving), shops on Chase Side with pedestrians walking by, Southgate Broadway, 'The Grange' house, 'The Boathouse', Thomas Lipton's old house, Oak Hill College, Bowen Lodge for homeless people, Christ Church Cockfosters, Trent Park and the teacher training college.

Further information

Made with the assistance of Tom Mason, local historian, and John Ginn, editor of the Palmers Green and Southgate Gazette. In the LSA digitisation project, LSA/01190 (reel 1) and LSA/01191 (reel 2) were combined into a single DVD and digital file. (LSA/01189 was also digitised but the file became corrupt and only the first 18 minutes were recovered.)

This film is part of the following gallery:
National Gardening Week

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On 29 November 2018, Richard Purver (Chair, Publications Sub-committee, SDCT) said:
This film is available to purchase as a DVD from Southgate District Civic Trust, under the title 'Southgate - A Glimpse of the Past'.
On 24 October 2017, Carole Fleckney Nee Ginn said:
My grandfather was john Ginn and have memories of him and my grandmother in the areas shown on this film although I was not born until 1954
On 28 June 2016, Simon Davies said:
My grandfather was John Ginn. So I'd love to hear him talking as I never met him.

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Location

United Kingdom; England; London; Enfield; Southgate

Categories

Professional

Themes

Portrait of a place

Credits

Producer: Edgar J. Chard; Assistance of: Tom Mason; Assistance of: John Ginn; Commentator: John Ginn

Formats

Archive name Format LSA ID Archive's identifier Sound
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film LSA1189 Optical
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive DVD LSA1189 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive AVI master digital file LSA1189 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive DV mezzanine digital file LSA1189 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive MPEG-4 LSA1189 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film LSA204 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film LSA205 Optical
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film LSA1190 Optical
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film soundtrack LSA1190 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive DVD LSA1190 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive AVI master digital file LSA1190 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive DV mezzanine digital file LSA1190 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive MPEG-4 LSA1190 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film LSA1191 Optical
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive 16mm film soundtrack LSA1191 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive DVD LSA1191 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive AVI master digital file LSA1191 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive DV mezzanine digital file LSA1191 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive MPEG-4 LSA1191 Unknown
Enfield Local Studies Library and Archive VHS LSA2710 Unknown
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