Updated: Mar 14, 2020
The society was founded in 1936 as the Enfield Preservation Society (EPS), and renamed The Enfield Society (TES) in 2007. It has about 2000 members and is one of the most active amenity societies in the country. The Enfield Society has a record of vigorous action in defence of the local environment by practical conservation and campaigning. There is also a strong social section. The Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (276451) and is registered in England as a limited company (312134).
The Enfield Society does not hold any significant resources on the history of Enfield or on the people who lived here. As the Borough has an excellent Local Studies Library and Archive with comprehensive resources and a friendly and helpful staff, the Enfield Society does not attempt to duplicate their function but cooperates with them when appropriate. Historical and biographical enquiries should therefore be sent to Local Studies rather than to this Society. We do have a collection of photographs, mainly of buildings of interest in the Borough, which were used in our publications and in exhibitions. We are making many of these available on our web site.
Enfield’s environment is threatened as never before. Open spaces are being sacrificed to commercial development. The Green Belt is under constant pressure. Historic buildings are deteriorating. We are fighting to preserve our heritage so that future generations can enjoy Enfield’s rich architectural legacy and Green Belt countryside. We do not oppose development, but do all that we can to ensure that it enhances the character and atmosphere of the Borough, while not losing the best of the past.