Enfield is on the northern edge of Greater London, with the green belt to the north. The area covered within this book is King George V & William Girling reservoirs to the East, the M25 to the north, the northern part of Edmonton to the south and to the west the university at Trent, Cockfosters. It has been for a long time an agriculture and nursery area, that in Victorian times started to move over to light industry, with the improvement of transport. The contrasting photographs in this book vary from being taken in the exact spot the original photographer took his picture, to the other side of the road because of obstructions, to two from radically different viewpoints. Most of the pictures have landmarks that tally in the old and new pictures, but there are some with landmarks that are minimal.