Aug 1, 2013
Thankyou for the welcome :)
Aug 5, 2013
Thank you for the nice welcome!
Aug 6, 2013
Thank you for your suggestion. I wanted to 'reply' to your comment but don't know how to. Please instruct.
Actually I had looked at the site and there are almost no rooms available in the area for the approximate dates I want.
Sep 15, 2013
Thank you for the welcome.
Oct 5, 2013
Thanks Richard. I found your site while searching for info on Chung Ling Soo who died at the old Empire. I was born in Wood Green in 1949 and lived there and in Bowes Park, Muswell Hill, Crouch End and Winchmore Hill prior to moving to Milton Keynes. I was educated at Alexandra School, Glendale Grammar and then Wood Green School. So, the site has plenty for me as I enjoy exploring the history of he area and may well have some stories to tell myself. I assume you knew that Millicent Martin ('That Was the Week That Was') lived in the road where I was born (Park Riding) and her cousin, Bob Bedford, who lived net door to her was the Advertisement Manager of 'Record Mirror' in the 1960s and was the first person I ever knew who owned a Rolls Royce.
Oct 15, 2013
Ah! Old Park Ridings is, I think, a road that runs between Winchmore Hill and Enfield. I also remember seeing a troupe of dwarfs regularly on Wood Green High Road that I think were performers called the 'Harmonica Gang' Alan Jones, the tennis coach of Jo Dury was also in my class at school and the great tennis photographer, Tommy Hindley was in my football team and lived in River Park Road. Tom is probably the best known tennis photographer of all time.
Not been down there for some considerable time now. Until he retired ... I was a patient of Michael Stern at the dentists opposite the Odeon above Woolwich B/S I think it was. He was also a live wire in amateur dramatics at the pub on the left just before you get to Bounds Green Station (was it the Park Tavern or something?) and also prior to this at the Intimate Theatre.
As a further interesting aside of well known people that lived in the area; when I was a kid in Park Ridings, the Spurs players Johnny Brooks and Eddie Clayton had digs at the top of the street and would sometimes kick a few balls with my mates and me when we played football in the street. In those days of course (around 1957) there weren't many cars about.
That's it ... the Springfield Tavern. I didn't know Bowie appeared at the Intimate. The former Spurs player Bobbie Smith lived in the block of flats opposite but when I lived down the road in Woodberry Avenue he had become almost down and out and would scrounge things from the local shops. Sad really but he only had himself to blame as he'd apparently turned to gambling and lost his job as a mini cab driver through drinking.
Thank you for the welcome and information – it certainly looks like there's plenty going on. Look forward to moving to Bounds Green in January.
Dec 6, 2013
Thanks Richard - just moved to Bowes Park last month and already loving it.
Dec 11, 2013
Thank you Richard.
Dec 13, 2013
Feb 22, 2014
Thank you for the welcome Richard. It's good to know what is happening in the area. I have already found a lot of useful info!
Mar 13, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
thanks for the warm welcome!
Apr 4, 2014
Good to meet you, even if it's only via the B&B website. Unfortunately I have other things to do now, but in time I will contribute to discussions about local issues.
May 1, 2014
Hi Richard, After 12 years of living here i don't know why it's taken me so long to join your site ... which I always enjoy browsing through ...but better late than never!
May 11, 2014
Hello - thanks for adding me Richard. I live in Maidstone Road with my 4 and 6 year old. I don't know why it's taken so long to join. Is it better to keep in touch with this site? Or over the facebook page. I am more of a facebook person...I hope.
Jun 5, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Thanks for your warm welcome. I like your site, it's a good idea to connect with neighbours. All the best, Soulla
Jul 6, 2014
Many thanks Richard for welcoming me to Bows & Bounds Green Connected.
I will familiarize myself with how it all works and start being involved
Jul 31, 2014
Thank you for creating my profile Richard. I will try and post events myself from now on so as not to bother you too much! We have lots going on at Christ Church Southgate. In 2015 we celebrate our 400th Anniversary as Southgate's Parish Church. We are delighted that we have just become Enfield's First "Inclusive Church". All our friends on Bowes & Bounds Green Connected are welcome to join us for our services or our events (or both!)
Aug 12, 2014
Thank you Richard for your welcome to Bowes and Bounds Connected. A couple of friends recommended I join, so I will familiarize myself with the website first before I get involved
Aug 13, 2014
Thank you Richard. I should have joined ages ago!
Looking forward to keeping up to date with Bowes and Bounds' activities.
Sep 8, 2014
Thank you Richard. I hope to be able to bring something to the group as well as keep informed about the local area. I think this is such a good idea.
Sep 18, 2014
Thanks for the welcome Richard :)
I discovered this group after my event (Love Haringey Hate Tax Dodging 21st Oct) was kindly shared on here. I am so glad to have discovered this group as well as Haringey Online - what a great way to build a sense of community ;)
Oct 13, 2014
Oct 22, 2014
Thanks for the welcome Richard, I was born and bred in Hornsey and Wood Green, worked at barratts Sweets Mayes Road as a van boy and then as a lorry driver until I emigrated to Australia in 1969 with my parents I think bowes and bounds is a great site I still like to keep up to date with the news in the area, keep up the good work Regards Geoff Watts
Nov 6, 2014
Hallo Richard, Thanks for your welcome in November - I've only just seen it! Couldn't even remember whether I had a password, so just started over, the reason being that I wanted to find local poets for an event at Alexandra Park Library on 21st January 5.30-7.00.
Dec 29, 2014
Jan 5, 2015
Many thanks for the welcome Richard! I'm new to the area so it's great to see so much community spirit.
Feb 11, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
Thank you Richard and thanks to the Bowes and Bounds,
Mar 2, 2015
Thanks very much. I look forward to having an explore - what a great site for a lovely part of town!
Mar 6, 2015
Thanks Richard for the warm welcome
Mar 22, 2015
May 24, 2015
Thank you. Although I have lived in Bowes Park for 22 years it's only now I've decided to join up! I like what I see.
Jun 1, 2015
Thank you Richard and hope to see you at next event.
Jun 18, 2015
Thanks for welcoming me onto the site which looks terrific.
As a local writer and artist based at the Chocolate Favtory, I want to invite local people to my book launch at the Big Green Bookshop, Woodgreen. I also want to tell them that the book is coming out on the 16 July. Shall I add an event?
Thanks so muhc.
Jul 5, 2015
Hi Richard, your article on rail services affecting Bowes Park was very interesting and great news for the area! I'm moving in hopefully by end of August and I'm really looking forward to being an active part of the community. I'm moving from Crouch End - was going to move into a flat there (for a ridiculous price) - when I decided to have a look at Bowes Park. I love the feel of the area but have issues about the men loitering on the side streets and around the New River path - came across one who was relieving himself on a fence. I would love to find a way to discourage this; perhaps through the forum we can collectively come up with some ideas.
Best wishes. Allison
Aug 3, 2015
Thanks for your welcome message!
I recently moved to Bowes Park and absolutely love the place, and the great community vibe here !
I am a singer-songwriter, musician and producer, and am looking forward to playing my first solo gig @ MUMS on Thursday August 20th, 8-10PM. It's a FREE GIG, YEAH!! And I hope some of you guys will be coming down to check out my music!
All the best, Andreas
Aug 4, 2015
Aug 24, 2015
Thank you Richard for your welcome, it is many years since I lived in the area, but it was the are of my teenage ramblings as you will see if you look at my website www.judydyble.com
I am currently in the middle of writing my biography and this area does feature in it!! I may have to ask people questons on here about it when my memory fails me :-)
Aug 27, 2015
Thanks Richard. Please could you email us the pictures from yesterday to email@example.com.
Sep 28, 2015
Oct 28, 2015
Jan 6, 2016
Thanks Richard. We moved here last summer and are just trying to take part in the community now we're a bit more settled.
Jan 15, 2016