Developments at White Hart Lane
The White Hart Lane are is more famously known for it’s football ground but it’s one of my favourite areas because of the H Glickman a traditional hardware store and the old Whitbread Brewery building which I’d just love to turn into my workshop.
Just to the North and over the boundary into Edmonton there has been a lot of digging and work to convert a simple park from the 1970s into a modern adventure playground as a tribute to Florence Hayes. The park has a great organic feel with upended trees, chains and ropes making up the play equipment. There is also a low grass covered building for rainier days and less able bodied kids. The changes have been funded by the “Big Lottery Fund – Children’s Play Initiative“.
Outside the Florence Hayes adventure playground is a sculpture by Martin Heron of stainless steel horse perched on a pole peering down at a bronze cat. The 5m high sculpture was commissioned by Enfield Council and was inspired by “her use of such horses to assist pulling carts up towards Edmonton, whereas the use of the cat relates to her love of animals” said Mr Heron.