Entrance to Silver Street Station (Platform 1, London bound side)
Edmonton has been described as a working class suburb but there are now signs of growing affluence, a result of regeneration and some might say the neighbourhood is ripe for gentrification. The walk will explore a variety of neighbourhoods.
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Meet outside at the entrance to Silver Street Station (Platform 1, London bound side, not ticket required). Tour end ends at Edmonton Green Overground Station.
Edmonton was an urban metropolitan borough within the county of Middlesex until 1965 when it was merged with neighbouring Enfield, Palmers Green and Southgate to form the London Borough of Enfield.
Transport has played a significant role in the growth and development of Edmonton and this continues today. Edmonton's industrial origins have largely been lost and the area is now predominantly a commuter suburb, with significant redevelopment and repurposing across the town.
On this walk we will review the history and lost heritage of Edmonton whilst exploring the social, economic and environmental issues of today and the future transformational plans for this neighbourhood, examining residential, retail, entertainment, transport and parkland environments in both Upper and Lower Edmonton.
Your tour guide is Darren Leftwich FRGS, a Geography teacher for 34 years, with a specialism in urban regeneration and a lifelong resident of Edmonton.
This tour is led by a participant of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for the Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the eight month course.
Further info on the Golden Key Academy can be found here https://open-city.org.uk/golden-key-academy
We will Solve the Riddle, Match the House and Freeze the Art, where you will all have the opportunity to interact with and contribute to a live art piece. Our aim is for you to leave with a renewed sense of home and the ability to reimagine what home means to you.
Awards ceremony / Drop in
Welcoming visitors to Angel Edmonton to explore a number of newly developed places and spaces that are helping steward the area through significant change. Delivered by Enfield Council with support from the Mayor of London.
Jan Kattein + Fisher Cheng, 2023
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