Church Street, Enfield, 1945. Enfield Town used to be a small market town in the county of Middlesex on the edge of the forest about a day's travel north of London. As London grew, Enfield Town and its surrounds eventually became a residential suburb, with fast transport links into central #London. #photography #history #enfield
On April 27, 1937 a farewell ball was held at the Enfield Town Hall. This ball commemerated the last day of existence for Enfield Massachusetts. About a thousand people crammed into the Enfield Town Hall and another two thousand stood outside. A few minutes before midnight the orchestra stopped playing and a hush fell over the crowd. At the stroke of midnight the band played Auld Lang Syne. Many people at the ball wept while they danced. Enfield Massachusetts had slipped into history.