Lets start with a little reminder. Today is the 28th February. It is the official last day of Winter. It has been a grim old year. Better times are on the horizon. I genuinely believe that the second half of this year will be a very good one. There will be problems, many of us will still be mourning loved ones, recovering from long covid, but it appears that the pandemic is receding and is genuinely on the decline this time.
Which brings us to the tweeters of Barnet and how they've been amusing themselves. Here is our pick. We hope it brings a little joy in these times.
1. Well lets start by hoping everyone had a Happy Purim celebration.
2. Thanks to @Time_NW for some rather amazing pictures of Edgware taking shape in 1905 and 1930. THis is a great twitter feed for those who love local history
An Aerofilms photo from 1930, showing Edgware High Street, as it was being reconfigured. A new dual carriageway meant the line of the old high street had to be pushed back. You can see a clear step back, and the old coaching inns that would be sacrificed for the motor age. pic.twitter.com/FtJdLARiJ6— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) February 27, 2021
3. And whilst on the subject of Purim and Edgware, a nice tweet from the Mill Hill historical society, showing that in 1939, just before the outbreak of WW2, we had excellent community relations locally. It is nice to be able to say that this is still true
Nine days after Purim 1939, 700 people gather at Edgware Express Hall where Christian and Jewish leaders celebrated that "there is no other district in or around London where Jew and Gentile lived so amicably" #Purim2021 pic.twitter.com/rI937r5AIl— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) February 26, 2021
4. Some good news and some bad news for our local non league football fans. Non League Tier 3-6 has been cancelled for the season, however the FA Vase continues
Great news as it looks like our journey in this season’s FA Vase will continue! https://t.co/uFQrb0IjGt— Hadley FC (@hadleyfc) February 24, 2021
5. A shout out to the Day of the Raj and everyone else doing stirling work in our community during these difficult times.
6. I was delighted to see a picture of one of my neighbours in this tweet. A big shout out to the good neighbour scheme for their work in our community
Herakles Koumoullos from The Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak is working hard to connect the generations and tackle loneliness.https://t.co/kG8T1bZyxP— BarnetPost (@BarnetPost) February 26, 2021
7. I'm sure you'll agree that these are awesome wildlife pictures from Don AKA @Barnet_rebel
Spring has surely sprung on @LLPasture with crocus, daffodils & blossom appearing everywhere, to the calls of birds, & the first frog spawn has appeared; with a grey heron & a fox enjoying the warm sunshine!@FinchleyBirder @WildLondon @iGiGL pic.twitter.com/Dzwn6AFmkF— Donald Lyven (@barnet_rebel) February 28, 2021
8. If you have a minute, this may make you smile
Some brilliant suggestions already (especially This Country), but check out the one-off mockumentary film ‘The Cricklewood Greats’ by Peter Capaldi. It’s beautifully subtle. https://t.co/HXPxuZroam— Dan stay in Dawes (@DanDawes85) February 24, 2021
9.Excuse the language in the pictures, but a local has launched a rather interesting sticker campaign to inform 'Taggers' what we think of them. I'd be interested to know the geenral view on this campaign. Good or bad thing?
Excuse the language but we support this campaign in Mill Hill. It’s time for taggers to grow up pic.twitter.com/l5pNRcFCv7— A Better Mill Hill 🔸🌈🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@ABetterMillHill) February 24, 2021
10. Live music in your front room tomorrow!
Fancy some amazing live music? In the comfort of your own front room? https://t.co/X26w1ghc5R— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) February 28, 2021
That's all folks.