1. This is my favourite tweet for a very long time. I well remember Frank Callis and his bike shop. I think that this is incorrect as the shop was demolished so that they could build Budgens (now M&S), but I recognise quite a few of the characters, most of whom were friends of my Dad, who was a Rotarian at the time.
@time_nw Richard from Reelstreets asked me to pass this on to you .. a presentation from the Mill Hill Rotary Club to Mr Callis, who I think ran a cycle shop, when he and others were forced to close their business due to the M1 Viaduct installation. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/XrOdyUP70J— Denis H (@JoeMeekSociety) May 30, 2020
2. Any excuse for a great picture of a great local institution.
A glimpse of near normality - a fine vintage car parked outside endangered Midland Hotel @Barneteye pic.twitter.com/Q4eakFpj0e— Colin Izzard (@colin_izzard) May 26, 2020
3. This is a nice historical picture of Burnt Oak
Dec 1936 Odeon Cinema, Burnt Oak Broadway, Burnt Oak, Barnet London Copyright Historic England Archive bb87_03410 pic.twitter.com/yVE2LkCvgN— Alan Russell (@soxgnasher) May 25, 2020
4. This little video put together by the Borough of Barnet archivist Hugh Petrie has been attracting a lot of attention. It is rather sweet.
A fantastic video by Hugh Petrie of Barnet Local Studies taking us on a time travelling railway journey on the Finsbury Park to Edgware line which existed from 1867 until 1939https://t.co/ER7VDqhxED— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) May 31, 2020
5. Nice tweet from Andrew Ridgeley, bringing back the days of his partner in crime George's Dad, who ran a fine restaurant in Edgware. My Dad was rather partial to the steaks there. I suspect most people will be interested in other aspects of the pic though!
It’s that time of the week again - #WhamWednesdays 💥— Andrew Ridgeley (@ajridgeley) May 27, 2020
Here’s a photo of George & I celebrating our first No1 #WakeMeUpBeforeYouGoGo outside George’s dad’s restaurant, The Angus Pride in Edgware🎂 Can you guess the year?
Photo by my father, Albert. pic.twitter.com/HQkzCARCiV
6. Some rather odd looking train carriages at Cricklewood this weekend! A new dimension in portacabins!
Exclusive: First Pics 📷 of new Mark 6 rolling stock which undergoes dynamic testing this afternoon - extra 'carriages' can be added to customer requirements to make 12 car length , 60 mph ETS index 0 RA8 #PeepPeep 🦺 pic.twitter.com/NIAL980R74— Robin Morel (@13milepost) May 31, 2020
7. You may have noticed that some of our grass verges have not been mowed. This is great for butterflies.
Road verges at this time of year are beneficial to our Pollinators & can have an incredible amount of biodiversity. The prime butterfly habitats in my area are the verges along Totteridge Lane and Green. Here are 3 species of butterflies benefitting #NoMowMay (CBlue, HBlue, SCop) pic.twitter.com/8aOraU5ZD0— Samuel Levy (@FinchleyBirder) May 29, 2020
8. Nice picture of one of our favourite Mill Hill scenes
9. Rather like this shot of Gary Lineker back in the days when he trained with Spurs at Chase Lodge, Mill Hill
10.And finally, we finish with an important message. Our little bit of London has seen some of the worlds finest musicians originate from these parts. Lets make sure that this continues.
@LunaLoungeLive @vocalfreaknat @ShawnHarveyMus1 @NewWaveAndPunk @CarrieGrant1 @Bohemia_N12 @NorthFinchFest @JesterFestival @IslingtonO2 @TroxyLondon @KOKOLondon @TheEnterprise_ @ThreeWishesHA8 @CrazyCoqs https://t.co/4YCbr6poS1— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) May 26, 2020
That's all folks