Born in London, Frank Bayford was educated at Enfield Grammar School and then went on to study pharmacy at what is now Portsmouth University. Most of his professional career was spent at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, where he was for many years Head of Pharmacy and also Guest Lecturer in pharmaceutics to the medical and nursing staff. He took early retirement from the Health Service in 1988. He was a founder member of the Chase Farm Hospital Archive Group and his book Memories of Chase Farm Hospital was completed in 2017
Chris joins John Smeeton and Frances on Afternoon Delight 1 to 3 pm to talk about The Totteridge Academy who pride themselves on the quality, challenge and rigour of their teaching. The Totteridge Academy was nominated for ‘Maths Team of the Year’ at the TES Awards in 2018 and Tom Knott, one of our maths teachers, is a silver-award-winner of the ‘Pearson Teacher of the Year’. They were also nominated for two further teaching awards locally in the borough.
Tune in to afternoon Delight this coming Wednesday Jonny Steingold will be joined in the studio by Carolyn Taylor a solicitor who specialises in mental health law. An interesting insite to how
Carolyn advises patients detained in hospital under mental health,sections, civil and criminal at hospital managers hearings. She also sits as a judge on mental health tribunals and will give an insight into their conduct join them between 1 and 3pm
Joe Studman of Jay Walks joins Afternoon Delight this Tuesday Joe was born in Clerkenwell and spent his youth wandering the streets of the Capital. For the past 40 years he has lived in Enfield and has discovered the borough’s rich history. He now shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for both areas on his walks, talks and courses. As well as his public walks Joe leads groups for many local societies. His speaking engagements include Townswomen Guilds, Gardening Groups various retirement associations and local societies. He is a qualified City of London Guide and has guided for The National Trust and English Heritage.Joe believes that guiding is an entertainment and his tours will make you smile as well as inform and educate.
Rob is the Principal Curator (Keats House) and will tell us about John Keats Life
Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats. It is in Keats Grove, Hampstead, toward the edge of inner north London. Maps before about 1915 show the road with one of its earlier names, John Street; the road has also been known as Albion Grove. The building was originally a pair of semi-detached houses known as “Wentworth Place”. John Keats lodged in one of them with his friend Charles Brown from December 1818 to September 1820. These were perhaps Keats’s most productive years. According to Brown, “Ode to a Nightingale” was written under a plum tree in the garden. While living in the house, Keats fell in love with and became engaged to Fanny Brawne, who lived with her family in the adjacent house. Keats became increasingly ill with tuberculosis and was advised to move to a warmer climate. He left London in 1820 and died, unmarried, in Italy the following year.
Join John Smeeton on Afternoon Delight Tuesday talking to Shauna Teevan from the Royal Volunteer Service, and Enfield Libraries home service, for the housebound. We will be talking about delivering not only books but CDs DVDs to peoples homes so join us between 1 and 3 pm. Plus the birthday file and your requests 020 8363 6000 or the web site royalfreeradio.co.uk then click on the request tab
Join John and Frances this coming Tuesday the 17th September between 1 and 3pm when they welcome Chris Georgiou a Master Chef finalist who now is the Head Chef and owner of a pop-up restaurant Gastronomical Burgers for four nights a week, at Ferny Hill Farm, which he opened last autumn. Join us to find out more, plus the birthday file and your requests 020 8363 6000 or royalfreeradio.co.uk then click on the request tab
Join John and Frances this Tuesday 3rd September between 1 and 3pm when they welcome Mario Nazris a Bonsai teacher and grower for over twenty years to Afternoon Delight. Mario works with those who grow these miniature trees and teaches owners the philosophy and techniques that have been developed in Japan over centuries. Plus some great music plus the birthday file and lots of fun if you would like a request go to our web site royalfreeradio.co.uk or call 02083636000
Saffron Dent joins John this Tuesday 13th August to talk about Yoga and Mindfulness they will talk about meditation practice the healing power of sound and balancing the systems of the body be interesting to hear if John gets out of his chair
Another chance to hear Lesley Johnson on Tuesday 6th August talking to John Smeeton Lesley has a BA Hons in Criminology and started with Haringey Local Authority as their Drugs Adviser. Then worked with schools and the police for 10 years. Having moved to Enfield, the role evolved into “ Vulnerable Young person’s Adviser” working with Schools, Police, and partner agencies such as Drug Treatment services, Social Services, parents and directly with young between ages of 11- 18. Lesley retired last year after a total of 25 years in the “business”. We will talk about Legal and Illegal Drugs, The impact on individuals,The impact on Families, and Society. The role of Schools and Education, and the role of Parents and of course legalisation. DON’T MISS IT !!!!!!!! 1pm to 3pm