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1st Sunday of each month at Sunnyside Community Gardens, Hazellville Rd, N19 3LX. Must love gardening and being outdoors OR crafting and and willing to help local charity engage with local community. Any age welcome. Changing programme of events and…Continue
The centenary of some women gaining the right to vote has recently been celebrated, and local events involving the suffragettes maybe of interest.
On 7 June 1913, the Pavilion at North Middlesex Cricket Club in Park Road was almost completely destroyed by fire. Responsibility for the blaze was claimed by The Women's Social and Political Union (The WSPU) whose members were better known as The Suffragettes, in their newspaper "The Suffragette.” But why would …Continue
Added by Mike Harris on February 10, 2018 at 12:30 — No Comments
Ethan Bamber and Luke Hollman, from North Middlesex Cricket Club in Park Road, both did well for England in the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. Unfortunately England were knocked out by Australia, however out two local cricketers did well. Ethan finished the competition as Englands leading wicket taker with eight wickets, and Luke finished with 6 wickets.
Here is a link to an interview on Sky TV with Luke: …Continue
Added by Mike Harris on January 31, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments
Luke Hollman and Ethan Bamber, from North Middlesex CC in Park Road, both took wickets in England's opening win in the Under 19 World Cup. This link to a page on the Middlesex county website gives the details : …Continue
Added by Mike Harris on January 15, 2018 at 21:11 — No Comments
Luke Hollman and Ethan Bamber from North Middlesex Cricket Club in Park Road, N8, have been selected by England to play in the Under 19 World Cup in New Zealand. Luke and Ethan both played junior cricket for North Midd, were members of the North Midd Academy, and have been playing senior cricket for North Midd. This is a great achievement by two local cricketers, and a local cricket club. Huge congratulations, and the best of luck to Luke and Ethan!…Continue
The Hornsey Town Hall Facebook Group invite you to a pavement procession along the Broadway.
Plan is to meet at Earl Haig Hall and then proceed in a gentle manner to a meeting in the Council Chamber inside Hornsey Town Hall. At the meeting, learn how best to object to the planning application that sells off Hornsey…Continue
Added by Itsa Baddeal on September 17, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments
Haringey are stealthy increasing the amount it will cost to park in the 'Stop and Shop' zones - normally to increase parking charges there would have to be various procedures to follow - not this time. Up until now people wishing to park could buy the appropriate amount of parking time from a machine - the cost of maintaining these machines being borne by Haringey. Fearing the cost of converting the machines to accept the new £1 coins Haringey has a wonderful wheeze - remove the machines…Continue
This evening on the way past the Central Library I noticed that a sign had been placed on one of the three very large trees outside the main body of the building explaining that it was to be removed because it was continuing to cause damage to the pavement and other solutions had proved useless. How sad I thought, still these things happen, and then I looked at my feet on the pavement and noticed that it was not damaged to any great extent at all. However there were three 'tree…Continue
I don't often write about politics on my blog, which may be a bit odd since I studied Political Science at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki. I don't do this because I think if I began, I'd never write about anything else ..!
But with Trump signing a ban on certain citizens from entering the United States, together with the Brexit vote here in the UK, I am so frightened that I have to say something about it all publicly.
So today I'm making an exception…Continue
Added by Helena Halme on March 11, 2017 at 11:33 — No Comments
North Middlesex CC Girls Teams are about to start their winter indoor season, and would welcome new members. Details are here:http://www.northmiddlesexcc.co.uk/news/north-midd-girls-winter-practices-and-competitions-1733246.html
Added by Mike Harris on January 3, 2017 at 19:44 — No Comments
. . where few my age have gone before.
Every so often something happens in my life which inspires me. Last weekend such a thing happened. I took part in, and did tolerably well at, an icosathlon (from the Greek icos = 20, athlon = contest). Like decathlon, you know, Daley Thompson in the Olympics, all those years ago, only this is 20 events. Unfortunately for the world what this inspires me to is vanity and dire prose.
So what has inspired me.
1) Camarederie - two…Continue
Added by Adrian Essex on September 1, 2016 at 19:00 — No Comments
North Middlesex Cricket Club in Park Road are planning to run four summer cricket camps at their ground over the holiday.
The dates are:
Summer Cricket Camp 1 - Mon 25 July - Fri 29 July (5 days)
Summer Cricket Camp 2 - Mon 1 Aug – Fri 5 Aug (5 days)
Summer Cricket Camp 3 – Mon 22 Aug – Fri 26 Aug (5 days)
Summer Cricket Camp 4 - Tue 30 Aug - Fri 2 Sep (4 days)
The format will follow that of previous successful camps…Continue
Added by Mike Harris on July 17, 2016 at 13:27 — No Comments
It's here again! The Crouch End Festival, UK's largest community arts event, is now in its fifth year, and this, the 2016 festival will be bigger than ever.
There's everything from open air cinema, live music, art, poetry, food and even a Latino Day when Crouch End goes all Latin. Check out the programme of events between 10 - 19th June on the festival website here. Most of the events are FREE, so it's easy to take…Continue
Added by Helena Halme on June 6, 2016 at 14:32 — No Comments
We are running another of our popular cricket camps at North Midd CC in Park Road N8 over the half term holiday.
The format will be similar to previous camps with a good mixture of drills, skills coaching, net sessions and matches. We'll also have wet weather alternatives, so the camp will go ahead each day.
The camp is aimed at boys and girls aged 7 – 13 and will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.
The cost is £100 for the 4 days. Individual…Continue
Added by Mike Harris on May 24, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments
The Lady Taverners Under 11 Competition is played as a festival with all the matches being played in one day. Three teams all finished on the same number of league points, and North Middlesex was declared the overall winner on the number of runs scored. North Midd Girls received the trophy, plus medals and certificates from Pinky, the Middlesex CCC club mascot.
Added by Mike Harris on May 4, 2016 at 8:37 — No Comments
I am delighted to be taking part in this tea shop story festival. I will be reading from my forthcoming novella, The Finnish Girl, which is a prequel to The Englishman, the first book in my Nordic romance series.
I will also be talking a bit about how I use my own life for my fiction (and stay sane). There will be a question and answer session afterwards.
If you happen to be in London this Saturday, pop over to Queens Wood near Highgate for a…Continue
Added by Helena Halme on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 — No Comments
My name's Jim. I'm a writer. Pleased to meet you.
I'm on the look out for the good people in Crouch End who:
-Serve behind a bar
-Manage/own a pub
If you fit the above description, then I would like to hear from you!
ABOUT THE INTERVIEW
The interview, ideally, would last for about half an hour - maybe more?
The questions will be about your life, your life in the job, and those…Continue
Added by ParkMewsJim on March 11, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments
Added by Mike Harris on February 10, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments
I'm a local Crouch End author, and can often be seen out and about with my border terrier in Queen's Wood or Priory Park, or watching comedy Downstairs at The King's Head. When my first novel, The Englishman, came out, I stood at the bus stop and handed out leaflets and many of you lovely locals took a copy and I saw a spike in my sales. So, beware, I'll be there again soon handing out more leaflets, this time…Continue
Added by Helena Halme on December 18, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments