The last Sunday of lockdown, the last Sunday of November, the first Sunday of Advent, the Christmas season, the weather is grey, the football has been exciting. But what have the tweeters of the Borough of Barnet been up to? Find out here (some proper top nothc tweets this week).
1. Perhaps Mill Hills favourite son, friend of my Dad, a legend, tragically lost 45 years ago today. He has a blue plaque in Parkside. RIP Champ, still racing on the big circuit in the sky
29 November 1975. A Piper PA-23 Aztec crashed attempting to land in fog near Arkley golf course in North London. The crash resulted in the death of the whole the Embassy Hill Formula 1 team including pilot Graham Hill, the only driver to have won the Triple Crown of Motorsport. pic.twitter.com/rI7dSw3yST— Ron Eisele (@ron_eisele) November 28, 2020
2. This looks worth a watch for all of you transport history nuts. It always amused me that the Trolleybus to Burnt Oak was the 666!
1:05pm TODAY on @TalkingPicsTV— Save Redland Library (@SaveRedlandLibr) November 29, 2020
The 1961 short documentary film🎥 “The Last day of Trolley Bus 666 Edgware - Glimpses” made by Wilf Watters
The last day of the 666 Edgware – Hammersmith Broadway (via Burnt Oak, Cricklewood, Willesden, Acton and Starch Green) trolley bus pic.twitter.com/mlJlGi5kZX
3. Edgware used to be the world epicentre for manufacture of musical instruments. Sadly manufacturing i this part of the world is almost non existent now. Nice tweet!
#Museum30 day 27: music.— Connie Churcher (@cone_eye) November 27, 2020
Two of my favourite pictures from the Eric McGavin collection. He worked at the Boosey & Hawkes factory and museum in Edgware, and his passion was music education.
You can see both of these instruments in the @HornimanMuseum Music Gallery 🎶 pic.twitter.com/BGluQoSaUP
4. If any of you are stuck trying to work out what to get me for Xmas, one of these will do. Looking fantastic in Hampstead
Spotted this stunning 1955 #AstonMartin DB3 S looking fantastic in Hampstead. Millions of pounds worth of car just parked up!— Edgware Motor Rubber & Trim 🇬🇧 (@RubberTrim) November 27, 2020
#AstonMartin #classiccars #racingcars @classic_aston @AstonMartinOC pic.twitter.com/mXCmE8x3Ti
5. This reminded me, must head on down to Wing Yip soon. One of our local gems, if like me you fancy yourself as a bit of a Fanny Craddock (younger readers ask your Grandma what this means!)
We have an AWESOME new cooking gadget in our #Cricklewood store, which every foodie should get their hands on – this three-tiered hotpot is perfect for home cooks looking to try something new this winter🧑🍳#cooking #homecooks #hotpot #cookinggadgets #foodie pic.twitter.com/3yKWYit5Db— Wing Yip (@wingyipstore) November 27, 2020
6. Good to know that the pitch will be in top notch condition for the resatrt at our local football team. Head on down next Saturday to support the boys. Grassroots football must survive
Good to get a Verti-Drain in today to open up the pitch surface a bit before the restart pic.twitter.com/qUTwWmhmRr— Hadley FC (@hadleyfc) November 24, 2020
7. Regular readers will know I love a good map and what could be better than a map of local pubs. If there are any budding mapmakers out there who want to make an updated version, let me know. This is wonderful
Beautiful 1950s map of the pubs of South East England by brewers Taylor Walker featuring many local pubs.— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) November 24, 2020
Many memories of any of these both surviving and extinct? #PubHistoryhttps://t.co/cwqBl099pc pic.twitter.com/Qrvqt1GKor
8. Wonderful picture of a Short Eared Owl at Darlands Nature reserve by Finchley Birder
This evening while at Darlands Lake I picked up something flapping awkwardly across the sky. I was shocked when I got my bins to it. A Short-eared Owl!!!— Samuel Levy (@FinchleyBirder) November 22, 2020
The first site record since 2012 and a patch tick for me. My 105th patch bird this year & still no Woodcock. #londonbirds pic.twitter.com/KSte2ygFSz
9. I'm endebted to Mark Amies AKA @Time_NW for digging out this picture of me on my bike in the mid 1970's and Ian McGreevy for telling the tale of the the road contractor who couldn't go round corners! Classic tweeting!
I helped my father “set-out” this new curve one Saturday morning . It was about 1973. The Contractor was ok on “straights” but needed help with curves.— Ian McGreevy (@ian_mcgreevy) November 29, 2020
We set-out a few other similar ”curves” around the Borough in mid 70s.
10. We had proper reggae royalty in Mill Hill this week!
Thats all folks!