So how has your week been? I've had a pretty decent week. Met up with a good mate who I haven't seen for a while at one of London's more interesting pubs, The Edgar Wallace. It's got some amazing memorabilia from the 60's and 70's. If youa re around Fleet Street and you like a good pub, check it out.
But that's' enough of my week, what have our tweeters been up to? Some interesting stuff in there, I hope you will concur.
1.On the subject of good pubs, we are sadly once again back in Edgware at the Railway Hotel. Nothing would make me happier than to never see another tweet about this appalling story, but so long as Mark Amies keeps tweeting it, I will support him. If by chance, you are a benevolent millionaire, who wants to make a great business and do something for the community in Edgware, please get in touch. I have some great plans to transform this into the beating heart of Edgware that it really deserves to be. Sadly the pandemic has used most of my spare cash! What could be better than a pub/microbrewery/GrassroostMusic Venue/Community Space five minutes walk from a tube station on a High Street earmarked for regeneration? You can't take your cash with you
So, @BarnetCouncil & @HistoricEngland , if a pub like the Lord Napier can be revived & put back in successful local use, then why is there not the will to do so with The Railway Hotel, in Edgware? When is this building going to be given its day? #railwayhoteledgware @PubsSaving https://t.co/28yf7sKhC8 pic.twitter.com/QxSHYkdOsg— Mark Amies (@Superfast72) December 5, 2021
2. I rather like Paul Dykes tweets, charting the lost Police boxes of London.
Back in Barnet on Burnt Oak Broadway to begin this week’s #GhostMonuments, with the site of the police box that used to keep an eye on the Bald Faced Stag pub, now an out-of-business house-clearance outlet. pic.twitter.com/dperbWX4ne— Paul Dykes 💙 (@paulodykes) December 5, 2021
3. We featured the Good Neighbour scheme in our advent Calendar series. Here is some of the good work they do
We held a bit of a party for our new minibus at the Sacred Heart church which hosts our Tuesday lunch club. Many thanks to Barnet's Mayor, Councillor Alison Cornelius, for not only attending but spending a great deal of time chatting to our clients. It was much appreciated. pic.twitter.com/1N0ABhtrF6— Good Neighbour Scheme for Mill Hill and Burnt Oak (@NeighboursMHBO) November 30, 2021
4. Check out this film about Edgware. It is well worth a view
Another story about Edgware!— Inside Mill Hill (@InsideMillHill) December 4, 2021
I’m sure many of you know the history of Edgware, but it’s always great to see, and here another documentary makers story of cut-throat competition and devious deeds in North London.
The Two Edgwares https://t.co/s4Ir8qhDlg via @YouTube
5. Robert Elms featured Stoll Studios in Cricklewood on his show on Friday. It is well worth a listen again on BBC Sounds. There was a fascinating call from Sir Sidney Samuelson, who is 96 and still sharp as a button talking about the history of the studios.
Our 2nd query is from Paul in Ashford.— Robert Elms (@RobertElms) December 3, 2021
What more can you tell us about this film studio in Cricklewood? Did you see the Sherlock Holmes film and do you know what else was filmed there? 📽️
Give us a ring on 0800 731 2000. ☎️ pic.twitter.com/V2l6dPjECA
6. This tweet ticks many boxes. Great stuff
The Barnet Walking Football Team @HiveTrust part of @BarnetFC— Barnet WFT (@BarnetWft) December 2, 2021
were proud to help the Amazing Colindale Community Garden group as it grows produce for the local Food Bank , repairing its polly Tunnel and planting bulbs ..preparing for spring 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/ob1k62dG86
7. YEsterday was Small Business Saturday. We think we should support small businesses every Saturday. A nice tweet from N2 United
8. Nice tweet from John Keough. Good to see the Barnet Xmas Fayre in full swing
9. A free pot noodle for anyone who can identify the location!
Milkman and baker with handcart and— Lovebirds, Budgies and Kakarikis🦜 (@pumpkinsfriends) December 5, 2021
tricycle goods in Hendon, north London,
at the turn of the twentieth century. pic.twitter.com/5PsWQDe0YH
10. We have some fine local musicians in our neck of the woods
You can hear me wailing & singing on this! The intro to ‘Slip Away’ with @TFMCHeartache as captured by @dafljones on his camera set-up. We’ll be playing this psych-drenched song on Saturday’s @AcklamVillage @Hot_Vox bill. Recorded @MillHillMusicCo at last night’s rehearsal. pic.twitter.com/pK0DRJxWzb— Michelle Facey (@best2vilmabanky) December 2, 2021
That's all folks