Welcome to the Barnet Eye advent Calendar. Every day during advent, we'll be giving you a little treat and also plugging a great local charity, so you can be entertained and then show your goodwill to all men!
And for todays little Advent treat !!!!!
Did you know that in 1969 Mill Hill lead the way in "virtual shopping", nearly 40 years before cyber Monday and Amazon took off ! Checkout this Pathe News video from 1969 where we learn that Mill Hill was a hotbed of cyber shopping before the internet was even a twinkle in an eyelid !
And for our good cause today we have the Mill Hill and Burnt Oak Good Neighbour scheme - http://www.thegoodneighbourschememhbo.com/ - If you haven't heard of them, this is what they do
SUPPORTING THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED IN MILL HILL AND BURNT OAK
The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak enables volunteers
to provide neighbourly support to elderly and disabled people living in
Mill Hill and Burnt Oak in the Borough of Barnet. Our services address the issues of fragility, loneliness, the moving away of children from the area and bereavement.
It is a really great charity and especially at this time of year plays an invaluable role in our local community. If you have a few hours, or if not a few pennies, please help them out.