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Bury Town 3 Enfield Town 3

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Town come agonisingly close to first away league win at Bury but concede an injury time equaliser in an incident packed game at Ram Meadow.
With floodlight problems before kick off causing concerns about the game, Bury Town soon shrugged off any worries they had. David Bridges gave the home side an ideal start scoring after 6 minutes,with the simplest of headers at the back post. But in a mad 8 minute spell, three goals saw the lead change hands twice. First Enfield’s Liam Hope found the back of the net heading home a Lee Allen corner. Then Enfield took the lead when five minutes later another Allen corner paid dividends. As Bury failed to clear their lines Dave Kendall slotted home for the lead. It was short lived though. Another corner, another goal, as Tom Bullard heads home an equaliser for Bury.

The drama continued as the Bury floodlights went out once again, just before half time with the scores level and both teams looking for a flash of inspiration.

With light restored once again, they completed the first half, before turning straight round and starting the second period. Corey Whitely blasted an unstoppable shot past Bury keeper Marcus Garnham to give Enfield the lead once again, and this time they looked to have held on to it. It was a harsh blow then to see John Sands claim another equaliser deep in injury time for a share of the points, but it was still an impovement and a first point on the road for Town.

Enfield Town:Imber, Kendall, Stevens, Wild, White, Lockie, Allen, O’Brien, Wallace, Hope, Whiteley Subs: McKay, DeSilva, Campbell, Osei, Hammatt

Days Out This Summer

The summer holidays are finally here and you may be worrying because you haven’t planned anything yet. Well don’t worry we have it covered for you with some ideas for all the family. We have found some places and activates that you and your kids can take part in, which are all based in London so not to far to go. We have tried to look for outings that offer some thing a bit different from the normal summer holiday trips.

Get to the top of London!

One of the newest attractions that will take you to new heights is the Shard. The Shards viewing platform is situated over the 68th 69th and 72nd floor of The Shard building and is almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. It is the only place you can take in all of London at once with 360 degree views of up to 40 miles , which all can be enjoyed in a queue and crowd less area. If you book tickets online early it costs £24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children. To find out more about The Shard and what else there is to do there or to book tickets you can go to their website at

You would be Potty to miss out on this spellbound day!

Love the Harry Potter movies and always wanted to see inside the Great Hall or go to Diagon Alley? I know I do. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides as amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter Films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind the scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. If that hasn’t persuaded you already This summer, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter invites visitors to delve into the world of spell casting, potions and wizard duels as it hosts its first Summer Spells feature. Visitors will discover first-hand how spells such as Wingardium Leviosa came to life on screen and how the wand movements that accompanied them were developed.

Knowledgeable staff members will be on hand to teach wand battle choreography, aided by an interactive experience created by choreography expert Paul Harris. Paul composed the battle scene between Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) in Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTM and is the world’s only Wand Combat choreographer.

Those exploring Diagon Alley will be able to take part in a special effects demonstration created by BAFTA-winning Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson. By pointing a wand, visitors will be able to cast a spell that will make the sign above Potage’s Cauldron Shop bang and flash as if by magic.

In scenes where a character conjured his or her Patronus – a protective charm which usually takes the form of an animal and shields the wizard against Dementors – actors such as Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, whose Patronus was a stag) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger, who casts an otter Patronus) had to use their imagination; Patronuses were created post-filming using CGI. The cast were, however, aided by an Irish Wolfhound dressed in a specially-made costume which helped them visualise the glowing effect of a Patronus. This will be on display at the Studio Tour for the first time throughout the Summer.

Summer Spells will take place from Friday 26th July to Monday 2nd September.

You can book up to 9 tickets with the costs ranging from £21.50 for children to £29.00 for an adult, also family tickets are available. If you want to plan an event with loads of people you can buy group tickets, the prices are a little less but you are able to purchase 10-24 tickets at one time. It is open to the public everyday of the week but you have to book a time slot. To book tickets now or to find out more about the amazing experience go to their website at

Keep cool and climb!

Vertical Chill opened in June 2003 and is situated inside Ellis Brigham’s Tower House Covent Garden Store. The wall itself is located within a refrigerated unit starting in the basement and going through on the ground floor of the shop, where there are viewing windows. The internal temperature ranges from -5°C to -7°C. The wall is 8m in height and ranges in steepness from a pleasant slab to a drastic over-hang with everything in between; providing a variety of routes to entertain novice and accomplished climbers alike.

Learn to climb: costs £50 per person for an hour session. This includes hire of all equipment and a qualified instructor (one to one). Who for? If you have never climbed steep ice before, or haven’t in a long time, then this session is for you.

Climb and Hire: costs £35 per person for one hour. This includes hire of all equipment and a qualified instructor to belay/supervise you. Who for? If you have learnt the basics with us, or elsewhere, and want to practice, but don’t have all the gear, this session is for you.

Turn up and climb: costs £25 per person for an hour. This includes a qualified instructor to belay/supervise you, but no equipment hire. Who for? If you have all the gear and some idea, then this session is for you.

The best way to book a session is to contact the store directly by phone on 0207 395 1010 and speak with a member of our staff. All sessions last one hour which includes approx 50 minutes on the wall and 10 for kitting up time. Please aim to arrive 10 minutes before your allotted time. If you are unable to book by phone then email giving your name and a number along with times and dates which are convenient for you.

All participants in the ice climbing are subject to an assessment by staff that they are fit or strong enough to climb. Over 50’s and under 16’s please contact us before booking to discuss this and avoid any potential disappointment. At present there is a lower age limit of 13 years old – which is also subject to climbing experience and physical development.

Make a walk round London and Exploring Challenge

How many times have you just walked round London without any idea on where you are going or want to go? Why not try out Treasure Trails Greater London. Treasure Trails are themed, self-guided Trails which aim to get people outside, exploring, learning and having fun. Here you are given a choice between 32 different Maps ranging from Treasure hunt maps, Murder Mystery maps and a Spy maps. It is all sorted out online, you get to choose the area you want to do the task in and then you can choose to either download it automatically or have it sent to you both these options cost £6.99. You are also able to create your own personalised map which costs £12.99.

A walk around a historic ship

Ever been on a Tudor ship? No, well then you should check out the Golden Hinde II Exhibition. You are able to tour the boat without a guide but then you won’t find out any of the information about the amazing creation and history of the boat you are on. You are also able to book private events this means you get the boat for only you and your family and friends in that selected time slot. There are many fun days on board happening everyday. It swaps between a Drake Fun Day, Tudor Fun Day and a Pirate Fun Day, on each of these days they will be different activates on the ship. The Golden Hinde is open everyday between 10:00am and 5:30pm. Tickets for tours and fun days are £7 for an adult and £5 for a child, for other activates and specials event costs may be higher. To book tickets or to find out more about other activates aboard the ship and what it all involves, go to their website at

Flights of Fun and much more

From the end of July until the beginning of September, the The Royal Air Force Museum will be hosting a series of very affordable themed weeks specially created for younger family members, some of which are totally free.

From 22nd to 28th of July, 5th to 11 August and 19th to 26th of August the Museum will be hosting model making weeks when we will be holding ‘make and take’ sessions Monday to Friday enabling visitors to make their own 1:72 nd scale Airfix model aircraft for a very affordable £2 per kit. Sessions will run each day (Monday to Friday) from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm in the Museum’s Dermot Boyle and are suitable for children aged 8 and above. Please note, any children wishing to participate in this experience must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is able to help them with their model making.

On 29th July until 4th August the Museum will be hosting ‘Wild Bird Week’, when it will be displaying some of nature’s most beautiful and majestic flying predators on its helipad. Suitable for children of all ages, the museum will hold daily free three falconry displays at 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 3.30pm showcasing a different set of birds each day: either falcons, owls, hawks or eagles with one lucky child given the active role of Junior Falconer in Training during the course of the day. After each session children will have the opportunity, for a limited time, to handle an owl and have their photograph taken with these wise and wondrous birds in the Museum’s Dermot Boyle Wing.

12th to 18th of August is our dedicated Story Telling Week. Consisting of a series of interactive story the Museum’s professional story teller, Chip, will narrate tales about the various animals that have been adopted as mascots by various Squadrons within the Royal Air Force explaining why they were chosen. Sessions will be held three times a day at 11.30 am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and last approximately 30 minute each.

As well as a tale, each session will also include songs and riddles that will help children explore the themes of teamwork, believing in yourself and never giving up on your goals: important lessons for any future member of the RAF to learn. Sessions are restricted to 40 children at a time, on a strictly first come, first served basis. To help each child get as much as possible from each session it is highly recommended that they are accompanied by a responsible adult who can assist them with some of the quizzes that will be taking place.

The 27th to August to 1st September brings Land Army Week to the Museum, during which the Museum will have on display on its helipad the various animals that members of the public were encouraged to keep during World War 2 either to provide fresh produce for their families, such as chickens and goats for eggs and milk, or to aid them with their day to day lives such as ponies who were invaluable for transport at a time when petrol was heavily rationed. Animals that will be on display on the Museum’s Helipad throughout the week include miniature Shetland ponies, goats, chickens, sheep, rabbits and ferrets.  Animals will be on view for free to the public from 10am to 5pm.

In addition to the above activities the Museum has a collection of over 100 aircraft which can be viewed free of charge; as well as ‘Aeronauts’, a gallery specially created for children, containing a range of games and interactives that help children explore the science behind flight through play. Other attractions include the Museum’s 3D Cinema, located in Milestones of Flight; ‘Our Finest Hour’, an emotive sound and light show that tells the story of the Battle of Britain that plays on the hour, every hour from 11am to 5pm in the Museum’s Battle of Britain Hall; plus the mighty Sunderland Flying Boat, also located in the Museum’s Battle of Britain Hall, the interior of which visitors are welcome to explore….and don’t forget the Museum’s signature Art Exhibition ‘Airfix : Making History’ which will be on display throughout the Summer in the Museum’s Art Gallery.

The Royal Air Force Museum London is opening daily from 10am to 6pm, with last admission at 5.30pm. Admission to the museum and participation in the above activities, other than our Airfix Make and Takes are free of charge. For further details about the above activities please visit or call 020 8205 2266.

A collection of extrodinary things to explore

Interested in learning all about unique exhibits and looking at jaw dropping collections? Then Ripley’s Believe it or not is the place for you. With over 700 astonishing exhibits, galleries and interactive experiences spanning across 6 floors, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London celebrates the weird, wonderful and bizarre in all its forms, which are sure to excite, delight and thrill the whole family.

Ben Fogle launches summer search for budding ‘Mini Explorer’

British adventurer and TV presenter, Ben Fogle, has teamed up with family attraction, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London, in search of the UK’s next budding ‘Mini Explorer’.

Potential ‘Mini Explorers’ are invited to upload entries (video, written or otherwise) to a dedicated micro-site ( showing why and how they like to explore.

Following in the footsteps of explorer and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! founder, Robert Ripley, who was famous for his collection of oddities collected from across the globe, the winning Mini Explorer and their family will be whisked away to Orlando for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Ripley’s Warehouse – a treasure-trove of fascinating artefacts. Armed with a state-of-the-art flip-cam, the lucky winner will also be able to document their adventures.

“As an explorer and a father myself, I am passionate about the fact that kids need to discover new things”, says Fogle. “The search for the Ripley’s Mini Explorer is the perfect way for parents to keep their little ones entertained this summer – as well as inspiring kids to leave the house and broaden their minds.”

General Manager of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London, Natascha Crump, adds: “We have launched the search for the Ripley’s Mini Explorer to encourage children to give in to their natural curiosity. We want them to ditch their smart phones and computer games, and really explore the world around them – whether that’s by searching for treasures in the garden or getting up close and personal with nature. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is founded on the principle that experiencing new things and learning about different species, cultures and traditions is fun and we want to make sure that the younger generation benefit from this way of thinking.”

To be crowned the official Ripley’s Mini Explorer, children aged four to 15 are being asked to upload entries to a dedicated microsite before midnight on Friday 9 August 2013. Full terms and conditions available at

Ticket prices for adults range between £26.95 and £22.91, for children prices range between £21.95 and £18.66, other ticket options are available. Also there are fast track tickets you can purchase for only £3 extra per person, can’t get any better then that really. Opening times are between 10am and 10:30pm. To find out more about tickets or exhibits you can go to their website at

A cruise to maritime and space history and more

Take a Boat Trip to Greenwich with loads to see. With temperatures soaring this July, treat your friends and family to a cruise along the River Thames. City Cruises offers sightseeing cruises which take in the best of London’s skyline, between Westminster and Greenwich. Experience an evening sightseeing cruise, ‘River Lates’ from 22 July to 1 September, from 6.30pm in the evening, cruising between Westminster and Tower Piers. Return tickets are £12.50 adult and £6.25 child. Guests can sit on the open decks and enjoy the range of drinks on board, including chilled bottled beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

On all things nautical, Sail Royal Greenwich returns for a second summer, bringing the world’s finest tall ships to Greenwich and the River Thames. The spectacular fleet of tall ships will offer morning, afternoon and evening cruises to the corporate hospitality market as well as individuals from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September. On leaving Royal Arsenal Pier at Woolwich guests will sail through the Thames Barrier, underneath the Emirates Air Line and towards The O2 taking in the magnificent views of the Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf. Prices start at £59.90pp.Guests can also book the VIP Thames Tall Ship Cruise at £139.90pp for an extended cruise to Tower Bridge and back. A dinner buffet will be served, finished off with an exclusive fireworks display.

Cutty Sark is fun for all the family this summer with special family events as well as the vast hull and deck of this famous tea clipper to explore. On 3, 4, 27 and 28 August families can drop in to the ‘Fly the flag’ workshop and learn how to write a coded message using signal flags, and even design their own flags to take home. The workshop is free with Cutty Sark entry and takes place between 11.30-13.30 and 14.00-16.00.

From 15 July Greenwich Market is open seven days a week offering designer-maker crafts, collectibles, jewellery and food stalls. Crafty Wednesdays will keep families and little hands busy with treats for children of all ages every Wednesday from 24 July to 28 August 11.00 to 16.30.

This summer Royal Museums Greenwich looks out to the Universe and space. ‘Out of this World’ at National Maritime Museum takes visitors aged 8 and above on an exploration of the ‘Visions of the Universe’ exhibition followed by a family interactive workshop on 31 July, 7, 14, 21, 28 August between 11.30-13.30 and 14.30-16.30. Tickets include entry to the exhibition. £30 family ticket (two adults and up to two children), £22 family ticket (one adult and up to two children).

The Royal Observatory will feature sci-fi film screenings and a new free exhibition, ‘Alien Revolution’ takes an intimate look at the history of our relationship with extra-terrestrial life through science and culture until 8 September.

In Discover Greenwich at the Old Royal Naval College see an exhibition of exquisite furniture and lighting created by the talented designer-makers of Second Floor Studios. Meanwhile on 31 July and 3 & 4 August the Meantime Craft Beer Festival will take place in The Old Brewery. Hosted by Meantime with Shortlist, the Festival will be celebrating all things beer with a selection of over 100 craft beers to choose from.

Take the speedy Thames Clippers to Greenwich Peninsula and enjoy sunset views of Greenwich and surrounding area this summer. Climb over and across the roof of The O2 52m above ground in a 90 minute uplifting expedition. The spectacular 360˚ views of the capital at sunset this summer will be well worth it. Up at The O2 tickets are £30pp for a Sunset Climb.

Ever wanted to fly a plane? For a different kind of experience this summer, fly across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line cable car and visit the brand new Emirates Aviation Experience at the Greenwich Peninsula Terminal. Visitors can practise their take-off and landing skills using the world’s first public facing commercial flight simulators, interactive displays and life-size aircraft models.

We hope we have given you some inspiration for some fun days out over the holidays.

by Harley Woods

Residents’ views sought on Enfield 2020

Enfield Council is asking residents for their views on its ambitious new sustainability programme.

‘Enfield 2020’ aims to encourage organisations and residents to do things differently to save money by saving energy, create local jobs, improve our environment, reduce waste and improve public health. The local authority is keen that Enfield 2020 focuses on the right areas

People are being asked to tell the Council what they think of Enfield 2020’s eight themes – Save Energy; Enable Urban Regeneration; Grow London’s Low Carbon Economy; Improve the Local and Global Environment; Reduce, Reuse & Recycle; Improve Public Health & Wellbeing; Community Leadership; and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. This feedback will help ensure Enfield 2020 makes a real difference.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Living sustainably is about finding new ways of doing things and making it easy for people to make informed choices. As a local authority we need to save significant amounts of money in the coming years and doing things in a more sustainable way will help us achieve that aim, while minimising the impact on the front line services our residents so heavily rely upon.”

“This is extremely important and as such we’re very keen for residents to tell us what they think. The consultation is available online at, with a closing date of 18 October.”

A brace of silver medals for England’s Denise Payet!

Denise Payet came back with both a Team and Individual Silver Medal from the British Primary Schools International Championships which was held in Largs, Scotland last weekend!

Denise, who attends George Spicer Primary School in Enfield and trains at Ellenborough Table Tennis Club, helped England Girls to a silver medal on Saturday  with wins over Scotland (7-3), Guernsey (10-0) and Wales (9-1).  Ireland won gold winning all their games 10-0 with all their girls looking unstoppable.

However, Sunday’s individual event saw Denise break Irish dominance by beating beat Kate Mahoney (3-2) in the quarter- finals followed by tournament favourite Rebecca Finn (3-0!) in the semi-finals, in what was probably the best performance of Denise’s career to date.  In the final, Denise narrowly lost to Kate Whelan (11-8 in the fifth game).

When asked for his reaction, Club Coaching Officer, Nick McCoy said: “It is fantastic that the club’s junior section is thriving so much and Denise’s success gives all young girls locally something to aspire to.  She is a testament to the success of the club and a credit to her school”.