So today we move to Barnet for our gem. Although we think of the London Borough of Barnet as a sleepy suburb of golf courses and semi's, there is a darker history. One of the bloodiest battles of the war of the Roses civil war was fought in Barnet. The Battle of Barnet was the decisive battle of this war and it took place in our manor. Check out this rather entertaining video.
If you find this video interesting,why not check out one of our real local gems, the Barnet Museum, who are packed with interesting historical relics and information, including a marvellous section on the Battle.
And our Charity today is Homeless Action Barnet - http://www.habcentre.org/ - a charity helping homleess people in our neck of the woods. This is a charity very close to my heart as I have spent many nights volunteering at the overnight shelter in Mill Hill at the John Keble Church, which is part of the programme run by Together in Barnet, as part of an initiative with local Churches, Mosques and Shul's, etc to assist HAB in it's mission. Everyone is welcome to volunteer. It is not just overnight volunteers required, we need drivers, people to prepare food, people to wash up, etc