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Enfield’s Solid Gold

Published Wednesday, 01 April 2015

A year of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the London Borough of Enfield have started with the unveiling of a ceremonial plaque to mark the occasion.

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The London boroughs came into being on 1 April 1965, with the London Borough of Enfield created from the Municipal Boroughs of Edmonton, Enfield and Southgate and Enfield Council is launching a year-long campaign to celebrate.

The council is working with businesses and community organisations to deliver the LBE50 campaign to raise awareness and celebrate the borough’s rich and vibrant history, encourage those living, working and studying in Enfield to take pride in the borough, get people to discover and use attractions, amenities, organisations and businesses in the borough to promote the economy and promote Enfield as a growing forward thinking place.

There will be a programme of events organised across the borough and a special website has been set up so residents can find out what is going on in their area the next edition of Our Enfield will also contain an eight page pull out giving more details of the campaign, while the Enfield Advertiser has joined forces with the council to back the campaign.

There will be special 1960s’ themed events, tours of the borough and exhibitions to give people more information about the history of the borough. We’ll also be launching film and photo archives so residents can step back into the past and send their photos from yesteryear, the council will also be organising a photography competition so residents can show off their skills

Deputy Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Achilleas Georgiou, who unveiled the plaque with the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Ali Bakir, said: “We are enormously proud of our home borough and this campaign is all about celebrating everything that is good about the London Borough of Enfield.

“We want residents to join with us and make this a joyful, tumultuous and spectacular year of celebrations which demonstrate the enthusiasm, drive and aspirations of Enfield and its people and put in place the foundations for another 50 years of achievement, success and harmony.”

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