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  • 1. INSIDE THIS MONTHS ISSUE Peter Blackmore. WW2 pilot. A Very Happy 90th birthday! Hoy there Hertsmere! How about a new cycle/pedestrian way? General William Booth. 100 years anniversary of his death in Hadley Wood. A suggested cycle/pedestrian way for Potters Bar, AUGUST 2012 ISSUE HADLEY WOOD NEWS Maggie Govender. Diamond Jubilee Woman of Barnet and the Hadleys. The Wrotham triangle. Achievement Hadley Wood Golf Club. A new more flexible approach to membership WI. Summer lunch Southgate Scout group. Joining details Drawing by John Leatherdale. Suggested cycle/pedestrian way in green.DESIGNED & PRINTED BY PRINTWAREHOUSE TELEPHONE: 020 8441 4482
  • 2. Peter Blackmore. After he was demobbed Peter returned Potters Bar the proposed circuit is madeA Pilot officer in to work at B.O.C. where he remained until up of Dancers Hill Road, Kitts End Road his retirement. and the A1000. It’s a triangle enclosingBomber Command. Peter and Helen married in 1955 and Wrotham Park. It could be approached moved to Hadley Wood in 1960. An from Potters Bar via two starting points.A Hadley Wood Resident for 38 years, enthusiastic tennis player, over the years Dugdale Hill Lane (off Mutton Lane) pastPeter grew up in Wolverhampton and Peter was Captain, Chairman and the school, down Sawyers Lane, underjoined the RAF at the age of 19. He was President of Hadley Wood tennis Club. the M25 and then sharp left up the lovelysent to Texas in 1941 to train as a pilot He also served as Chairman of the Bar Bentley Heath Lane to Dancers Hill Road.with the American Air Force and obtained Committee for the Hadley Wood Or from Potters Bar High St at the carboth U.S and RAF wings. He joined Association, and later was appointed park opposite Travis Perkins. Then alongBomber Command in 1942 and as a Pilot Chairman and President of the HWA. the right (western) side of the A1000officer flew thirty four missions over A very fit 90 year old Peter still enjoys where there is plenty of space for aEurope. Later he was in Transport playing 18 holes of golf at Hadley Wood combined cycle and pedestrian path, asCommand 38th group flying prisoners Golf Club. far as Dancers Hill Road and the Duke ofhome from concentration camps. Pat Taylor York pub. Starting from Barnet perhaps from Hadley Highstone there is already a path/pavement all the way along the Get on your bikes? eastern edge of the A1000 just asking Where? to be upgraded to a combined cycle/pedestrian route as far as Wagon Given the encouragement by the Road. Here you would turn left along Government, the Times newspapers, what is possibly the shortest cycle path Boris Johnson, the London Cycling in the world leading to Dancers Hill Road Campaign and the Department of and onto the Wrotham Triangle. Transport. Given our current success in From Hadley Wood you could push the field of road cycling, Tour de France and the Olympic Games. Given the fact that cycling is a popular pursuit, cheap and good for us, how is it that it is so difficult to actually find a suitably safe place to do it? Take out the kids for a Sunday cycle trip locally? You must be joking. Well here is a a proposal. Let’s call it the Wrotham Triangle. Starting from Barnet, Hadley Wood or The PARK VETERINARY PARK VETERINARY VETERI ARY ARY PRACTICE P Cockfosters Cockfosters foste Clean • Spacious • Air-conditioned pacious ned The only local practice to p Fully Equipped. • Operating theatre • Xrays • Dental Wo eatre Workshop orkshop be FSA approved for A • Laboratory • Ultrasound • Endoscopy ory copy insurrance insurance claims. • Advanced Anaesthetic Monitoring ed ing • Puppy Parties • Geriatric care y e Call for details on how to Register ster 020 8275 0330 (24 hrs) 275 or visit www.theparkvets.com ww ww.theparkvets.co om Fr i e n d l y, Friendly, Compassionate e The Place for Puppy g & Caring Professionals. Parties! 2
  • 3. CONCERT DINNER Friday 12th October Ben Baker (violin) & Petr Limonov (piano) Reception at 7.00pm with sparkling wine and canapés, three course dinner, coffee, tea and petits fours and concert. Price: £56.50 per person – table wines extra. Dress code: Black tie. MURDER MYSTERY EVENING Friday 19th October 7.00pm start. Price: £49.50 per person to include sparkling wine on arrival and three course dinner. Table wines extra. Dress code: Lounge suit WEST LODGE PARK YO U R C O U N T RY R E T R E AT Cockfosters Road, Hadley Wood, Herts, EN4 0PY. T: 020 8216 3900 Email: wlpreception@bealeshotels.co.uk www.bealeshotels.co.uk HWN62your bike up the path running alongside Flexibility and Choice at Alistair Cook, General Manager ofthe railway to Wagon Road (already a Hadley Wood Golf Club said “Ourmarked national cycling route. No.12) as Hadley Wood Golf Club Associate Membership is a fantastic entryfar as the A1000 and then to Dancers Hill. There was a time when those looking to level category for the keen golfer whoOnce on Dancers Hill Road you are on join a golf club had few choices in the simply doesn’t have the time to justify athe Triangle. There is a good wide path type of membership categories available. full membership, but wants to maintainalong Dancers Hill road’s southern edge Golf Clubs generally adopted a “one size their handicap and work on their golf”.as far as the Wrotham Park gate fits all” approach to membership, only Academy Membership. This(opposite the entry to Bentley Heath offering full or 5-day membership, and category is designed for the new golfer,Lane) though thereafter it does get a bit then only to established golfers. or those returning to the game. Academynarrow. Turning left into Kitts End Road But the needs of golfers have changed. Members join for an initial 4 months, andthere is no footpath at all but plenty of Golfers today are looking for can enjoy weekly group tuition with PGAspace for a pedestrian/cycleway memberships that fit in with their busy instructors. Members have full accessalongside its western edge. Those lifestyles, whilst helping them learn and to the Clubhouse and practice facilities.wishing to try a longer route could progress. This particularly applies to This membership category costs justcontinue past the entry to Kitts End Road those with family constraints which £260 for 4 months, payable monthly inand turn right after about 100 metres into preclude them from playing as much as four monthly instalments of £65.Dancers Lane. This is the Great North they would like. “Joining a golf club as a new or returningWay cycle route which heads to Welham To help encourage both new and golfer can be a daunting experience; it’sGreen and beyond. There are problems. occasional golfers, Hadley Wood Golf a complex game with rules and etiquetteKitts End Road is a race track for cars but Club has introduced two new categories to learn. Our Academy Membershiptraffic calming measures could easily be of membership. is designed to bridge that gap – to helpintroduced. Waggon Road is a bit tight Associate Membership. For a new and returning golfers build the skillsand has a dangerous corner just past the subscription of just £750 per annum, and confidence they need to take theirrailway cottages. There are ditches Associate Members are entitled to play a games to the next level” commentedbetween some of the paths and the maximum of 20 rounds per year; and can Paul Foster, Hadley Wood Golf Club PGAadjoining properties. It would be purchase a further 6 rounds on payment Professional.expensive and is nearly all in Hertsmere of 50% of the visitor green fee. The For further information about either ofthough Barnet Council and Enfield Associate Member is entitled to a these membership categories, pleaseCouncil might chip in given the potential CONGU handicap which means they can contact Alistair Cook, General Managerhealth benefits to their residents. But what enter competitions at Hadley Wood and on 0208 449 4328 oran asset it would be. other golfing venues, and have full use of gm@hadleywoodgc.com. How about it Hertsmere? the Clubhouse and its excellent practice Yvette DaintonRod Armstrong facilities. 3
  • 4. General William Booth. William Booth was born in NottinghamThis year marks the 100th anniversary of in 1829. His family were not particularlythe death of William Booth, founder of poor but were prone to financial ups andthe Salvation Army. From 1903 until he downs. He was educated at St‘laid down his sword’ on August 20th Biddulph’s school during a period of1912 he lived at Rookstone in Lancaster family solvency but was withdrawn toAvenue, Hadley Wood. A blue plaque work as an apprentice in a pawnbroker’scommemorates his stay here. Refused shop when the family’s fortunes declined.burial by the Dean at Westminster Abbey Influenced by Wesleyan preachers andhis body lay in state for three days at an innate belief that he had been calledClapton Congress Hall where some upon to serve the Lord, William Booth150,000 people filed past his casket. At began a life dedicated to save sinners.the subsequent funeral service in He started by preaching in the poorerOlympia 40,000 mourners attended parts of Nottingham. Then, disengagingincluding, some say, an incognito Queen himself from his Methodist upbringingAlexandria. Finally he was buried next and publicly criticizing the establishedto his wife Catherine in the non- Church for its lack of interest in the poordenominational Abney Park cemetery in he turned his attentions to the destitute.Stoke Newington. The King and Queen In 1855 he married Catherine Mumfordand many other Heads of State including a young woman with a passion for socialthe American President William Taft sent justice, a feminist and scholar whosewreaths and messages of condolence. support for her husband as well as her encouragement and drive lead to the formation of the Salvation Army. Starting in the East End of London they engaged in practical ways with both the deserving and the undeserving poor, slowly raising an army of supporters. Though often derided by the Establishment, sometimes hated and often physically attacked by angry mobs the ‘Sallies’with their ranks of young women and men created a global organisation for good. Workplaces for the very poor, hostels, soup kitchens and shelters for unmarried mothers sprang up throughout the world. Today the organisation is established in eighty countries with 16000 evangelical centres and operates more than three thousand social welfare institutions, hospitals, schools, orphanages, homeless shelters and social service agencies. Rod ArmstrongA photograph taken at Rookstone, his home in Hadley Wood showing him Ref.: Blood and Fire by Roy Hattersley.meeting Swazi Chiefs (Prince Malunge NKosi, Chief Nehemiah Vilakazi and Abacus books 1999Chief Nogeogeo) in 1907. With kind permission of The Salvation Army William Booth. Soup soap and salvationInternational Heritage Centre. by Janet and Geoff Benge.2002 As many of our readers will know, the Hadley Green garage has had a change of ownership. The business was opened by Harry Green who having somehow survived active service in the First World War, started repairing motor cycles behind what was the Windmill pub (later the Loch Fyne restaurant and now a private house). His father was the licensee at the Windmill. The business prospered and Harry began selling Humbers and Sunbeams there until World War Two intervened. At this point the Government took over the garage for the manufacture of Spitfire parts. Douglas Green was born in the flat over the garage and eventually took over the business. He moved first to Hadley Highstone and then with a showroom on the High Street 4
  • 5. Maggie Govender. enjoyed and very popular. She also doesDiamond Jubilee chairbound sessions for the disabled or blind. One of her students is aged 100Woman of Achievement years and catches two buses to get to her sessions!One of the benefits of being an Editor is On the 20th of July she was awarded athat you meet some great people. So it was Diamond Jubilee Woman of Achievementthat last week I arrived at the front door of award by David Burrows MP He thanked .Maggie Govender’s house in Wagon Road. her ‘for the considerable work you haveMaggie came to England with her husband done encouraging health and fitness withinGeorge from South Africa in 1970. This was our local community, for your tirelessat the height of the Apartheid era. Maggie’s dedication and commitment to helpingfather was politically active and was others, and in particular your work with theimprisoned as a member of Nelson disadvantaged, including blind andMandela’s group. For the family this was partially sighted people and stroke victims’.time to leave the country. Once in the UK I will not mention Maggie’s age thoughthey opened a newsagent’s shop in she made no secret of it. I am absolutelyTottenham (George had always been a and truthfully not exaggerating when I tellSpur’s fan). One day when the delivery boy you she looks 20 years younger than shedid not turn up for work Maggie decided to should. If this is what running and a gooddeliver the papers herself and found to her Council’s fitness classes including diet does for you we should all be followingsurprise that she loved jogging and sessions for the blind and disabled. She her example. Now where did I put thatrunning. Their shop was often visited by qualified as a Ladies Coach under the tracksuit?sportsmen from the Haringey Athletics club supervision of Bruce Longden, a great Rod Armstrongtraining with Sebastian Coe at the New teacher who was Sally Gunnell’s coach.River Sports centre. Maggie’s running style Whilst all this was going on she andwas noticed and she was invited to join the George raised a family, her daughter HadleyHaringey club. First a jogger then a Trusha becoming a solicitor and son Ravidevoted marathon runner, Maggie started a manager and supervisor at Trailfinders. Wood Pastwith a 5km Mum’s run in Regent’s Park Family life was always very important. Captains’and, to her amazement, won. The prize, a When her mother showed signs ofrecipe book, was presented by Eamonn developing Alzheimers, Maggie and her TriumphAndrews. Over the subsequent years she family looked after her at home for many Six Past Captains and their wivesran in no less than ten marathons. Seven years until eventually her condition made participated in the Annual Mixed Awayin London, one in Australia, one in the USA management in a nursing home essential. Break of the Society of Herts Pastand one in Finland. Her best time was 3.09 During this time Maggie continued to run Captains held at Sprowston Manor inhours. By 1991 she was starting marathons and work as an Athletics coach. She was Norfolk at the beginning of July.with the elite group often running with Liz Runner up for Coach of the Year at Barnet In the Sunday Mixed GreensomeMcColgan. By the time she was 45 years and later was voted Coach of the Year by event Sue and Mike Finlay won, whilstold she was running for GB in Veterans Enfield Council. Raising money for on Monday Don Bailey was the winnerWorld Championships in South Africa, Alzheimer sufferers became the focus of of the John Hanchet Trophy as well asAustralia and the USA culminating in her charitable work but she continued nearest the pin prize.winning the team gold in Finland. She working for Enfield Council as a coach and This was followed by Laurieloved running, had joined Barnet Running fitness expert. Reynolds winning the Men’sclub under the leadership of Derek Wood Currently she leads walks for the over Individual Stableford on the Tuesdayand worked hard at her fitness and diet. 50’s at Trent Park, Broomfield Park and with John Bolton runner-up.Eventually she started teaching at Enfield Enfield town park. These are muchand the repair facility at Moxon St. startedselling its famous Bentleys, Rolls Royces,Jaguars and Land Rovers. LaterDouglas’s son Paul took over, being thethird generation of Green’s to run thebusiness. The new owners are theColbornes group. The Hadley Wood News would like toexpress its grateful and sincere thanks tothe whole Green family for the greatsupport we and many other localcharities and organisations have receivedover the last fifty years. 5
  • 6. Are you a budding or an established writer? A photographer? Have you had a recent important birthday? A wedding? A new baby? Dr Keith Garber Dr Andrew Halmer Why not send in an article Dr Tina Chrysostomou or your photos to the All aspects of general dentistry Hadley Wood News, offered throughout the week including Saturday morning your local paper? appointments We are always happy to Please contact our reception receive contributions 16 Crescent West, Hadley Wood, Barnet, Herts, EN4 0EJ Tel: 020 8441 0257Letters to the EditorDear Editor rys New BarnetCar Jacking in Sainsbu s unloading, when some one jumped into The victim was at the recycling bin longings. h her handbag and bethe car and drove off wit d the fob needed to sta rt was in close The car had a push button start, an be started thus allowing the car toproximity, ie in the handbag on the car seat, and driven off. ding and keys in the car when loa be aware. Do not leave for Please therefore o don’t leave key fobs in petrol stations etc . Als un loading, and especially d and don’t leave handbags the car when unattende push button start cars in ping. or unloading shop on seats when loading Simone Strauss.WomensInstituteAt the July meeting membersof Hadley Wood Women’sInstitute enjoyed aninteresting illustrated talk onthe John Lewis Partnership bytheir Archivist, Judy Faraday.We had a very busy monthwith successful coachoutings to the GoldsmithsHall and Clandon Park,followed by a most enjoyable Summer Lunch at the HWAon the 25th July. The WI meeton the second Tuesday of themonth in St. Paul’s ChurchHall, new members arealways most welcome .Hilary Nunn 6
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  • 8. From Cottages to Country Estates OFFICES AT BARNET TOTTERIDGE HADLEY WOOD BROOKMANS PARK RADLETT HADLEY GREEN HADLEY WOOD £2,500,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,950,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,795,000Reception Hall Guest Cloakroom Lounge Television Reception Hall Guest Cloakroom Kitchen, Breakfast Reception Hall Guest Cloakroom Kitchen/Breakfast Room Dining Room Breakfast Room/Family Room Room 2 Reception Rooms Utility Room Master Room Dining Room Conservatory Master Bedroom Kitchen Utility Room Master Bedroom with En Suite Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom 3 Further Bedrooms, Suite with Dressing Room and En Suite Bathroom Bathroom Guest Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom Family Bathroom Garden Detached Garage. 6 Further Bedrooms 2 Family Bathrooms 1 more En Hi Rod, this is WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 ad and HADLEY the first proof of this3 Further Bedrooms Family Bathroom Second Floor TV Room/Gym Integral Double Garage. Suite Garden and Garage. HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 as you can see, the text doesn’t fit. HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 Once I get the final ‘ok’ I will drop a print ready pdf in here. Rest assured I’m on the case. All the best. HADLEY WOOD £1,350,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,350,000 HADLEY WOOD £1,350,000 Entrance Hall Family/Breakfast Room Kitchen Entrance Hall, Kitchen Utility/Study/Playroom, Entrance Hallway Kitchen/Dining Room Utility RoomStudy 2 Reception Rooms Utility Master Bedroom Lounge/Dining Room 4 Bedrooms Family 3 Receptions Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom Suite Dressing Room and En Suite Bathroom 4 Bathroom Rear Garden. 4 Further Bedrooms Family Bathroom Garage Further Bedrooms Family Bathroom South Aspect Rear Garden Approximately 180ft Rear Garden. HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 HADLEY WOOD OFFICE 020 8440 9797 SALES OFFICES AT: BARNET 020 8449 3383 TOTTERIDGE 020 8445 3694 HADLEY WOOD 020 8440 9797 BROOKMANS PARK 01707 661144 RADLETT 01923 604321 NEW HOMES SHOWCASE HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9555 PREMIER LETTINGS HADLEY GREEN 020 8441 9796 RADLETT 01923 608383 www.statons.com Associated Offices in Mayfair & Moscow The Hadley Wood Association 7 Crescent East Hadley Wood Herts EN4 0EL 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com www.hadleywood.org.uk Chairman Graham Sharp 020 8449 2133 sharpie14@btinternet.com Editor Publisher Rod Armstrong 020 8449 5924 Advertising and Centre Manager Lisa Winston 020 8449 7193 hadley.woodassoc@btconnect.com Advertising Manager Betty Brough 020 8441 6859 bbr1934@aol.com Hall Bookings Annie 07903 138 235 hallbookings.hwa@gmail.com Security Task Force Membership Secretary/Admin Caroline Berlyn 020 8441 8020 HWA Membership Secretary Mrs Sue Finlay Tel. 0208 441 2595 The Hadley Wood News is published usually during the first weekend of each month. It is a community publication with the objective of bringing local news, views and events to the residents and friends of Hadley Wood. It is non-profit making with any surplus going to the Hadley Wood Association (HWA) for the direct benefit of residents. Content is produced voluntarily with the make-up, printing and distribution paid for by advertising. Thank you to all our advertisers, without whom this magazine would not be possible. If you would like to contribute to a future issue or receive updates via email, please contact the Editor and Publisher. The HWA and anyone associated with the content of this newsletter cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy, claims or views expressed. The Hadley Wood News does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the advertisements or other information accessed directly or indirectly from this publication, nor the quality of any products, services, information or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained by anyone as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in connection with those products, services, information or other materials.Hadley Wood News shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions contained in any advertisement or other information within this publication. The Publisher reserves the right to amend, abridge or reject any copy supplied for publication. E&OE HWA December 2011 To download a copy of this and/or previous issues of Hadley Wood News, please visit www.hadleywood.org.uk 8