What did this Green Space use to be?
Firs Farm in the past boasted just that, a thriving Farm filled with cabbages, pigs and farm workers.
It was also once the place to come to play tennis complete with pavilions and Tennis Courts
It was also a POW camp during the 2nd world war.
The Friends have since 2014 been collating snippets of information, memories, maps, photographs, media extracts provided by local residents and the Enfield Archives Some of which you can find posted below. We are also looking for help in writing and publishing a small history leaflet for our park users. If you are interested in helping with this piece of work please contact Toni 07956 537 974.
If you have anything to contribute to this then please get in touch by contacting the Friends we are particularly interested in your stories and photographs of when you used to visit Firs Farm and what you found there, happy memories and just memories that you would like us to share with the community.
We are grateful to the Enfield Archives for providing many of the photographs, extracts and maps :-
Memories of the 40/50’s with map below by John Mills – click here to read his memoirs
“Friends of Firs Farm – Changing Rooms: The name of the land now known as The Oak 144 Firs Lane (originally 152 Firs Lane) was originally used for the cottage that adjoined a small tree nursery plot used for growing tree saplings within Firs Farm Wood (opposite the Winchmore Hill School playing field site. The currently derelict residential cottage and adjoining changing rooms were part of a single development undertaken by the local authority (where an on site groundsman Officer of the local authority lived) to provide and care for changing rooms (Postcode N13 5QH) with showers on the western side of the recreation ground. The site was subsequently sub-divided and the derelict cottage sold for residential purposes” (Donald Smith CEng MIET)