Sat 06 Jan 2018
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Palmers Green Tales has been very busy since my last article. John Sollis made a film about the redevelopment of the Fox Pub which lots of you have seen. Meanwhile Susan Mehmet and myself have made two films about some very interesting developments in our local area. The first one was an interview with Ian Puddick who has set up Old Bakery Gin in Palmers Green, www.oldbakerygin.com in Pymmes Mews N13. Ian found an illegal gin distillery whilst he was renovating some premises which used to be a bakery and the rest is history. The gin is now stocked in some extremely prestigious places such as Fortnums as well as being sold at local markets, Majestic and is of course stocked by The Winchmore. The pub was one of the first places to stock the gin and suggested to Ian that he sold it at the N21 festival, which is where Susan and I met Ian. This film has become our most popular to date and has over 3500 views in just under a month! One of the shops in Pymmes Mews was owned by Tom Maysh, who was a famous bicycle maker and according to Ian tourists come from Japan to be photographed under the Tom Maysh sign. Please let me know anything you remember about Tom Maysh and his bikes as we would like to make another film about the restoration of the mews. Our third film is about Laura Scaramella who has set up Parla Italiano, www. parlaitaliano.co.uk in Palmers Green. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful facility in our area and Laura tells us why she decided to set up her language school and how successful it has become. The latest venture for the school is classes for children which should prove to be a wonderful extra curricular activity.
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