Wed 20 Jan 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have made our first short film at Palmers Green Tales. The subject of the short film is Michael Harvey who has a wonderful collection of local post cards. The post cards are from a time when you could post a card inviting someone to tea at 4 O’clock and they would probably receive the card at lunchtime and arrive for their tea at the suggested time. There could be about 5 postal collections and deliveries each day, so they were a vital communication channel. Luckily for us, most of those which have survived have lovely illustrations of the local area. We are looking for other subjects who could make short films so please get in touch. Susan Mehmet has joined our production group and helped us make the short film. The filming was done on an iphone.
John Sollis and I have also made a longer film about Christine Collins who has given several talks locally about her working life. She worked firstly in Southgate with David Garner who ran the editing studio for Armand and Michaela Denis and their TV programme On Safari, one of the first TV wildlife programmes. When Armand and Michaela retired she was then offered a job with Gateway films who were based in Palmers Green and produced large numbers of educational and corporate films. Christine’s grandfather ran a newsagents next to the Dog and Duck in Hoppers Road. Christine went to Hazelwood School and Southgate County in Fox Lane, so she has known Palmers Green all her life.
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