It has been a pretty good week for me, more of that later. How has your week been?
Without further ado, here are the tweets of the week.
1. So let's start with my highlight. I saw one of the best football matches I've had the pleasure of attending at Brickfield Lane on Tuesday, watching Hadley FC beat Aylesbury 4-3. A real advert for grassroots football
2. Mark Amies nipped into the studio for a cuppa yesterday, always nice to have a chat. I rather like this tweet. There was a time when it seemed like half of Mill Hill was working at Green Shield house. I remember the company going bust. It was possibly the first time I realised that nothing is really permanent. My mum would get myself and my sister to lick the stamps and put them in the books. We always got loads, as my Dad would fill up cars he was working on at MacMetals and nab the stamps. I think that was where my mum got our Xmas presents from
The giant 1960's office blocks that landed in London suburbia - Green Shield House in Edgware and Ever Ready House in Whetstone. Both completely out of scale with their environment and visible for miles. pic.twitter.com/eesaRxV3B8— MarkAmies (@YesteryearTweet) March 25, 2023
3. Can you help?
As background to Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, CTT heritage project @bwr_heritage would like to hear from anyone who worked at Post Office Research Station, Dollis Hill 1950 to 1970 & would like to share their experience. email: email@example.com. https://t.co/v4r9tM9WjG— CRICKLEWOOD (@cipcricklewood) March 29, 2023
4. I thought this was a rather good shout. Any other local suggestions?
Gaumont Cinema, North Finchley 1937-1987 pic.twitter.com/JhsdazBUKR— Graham Habben (@graham_habben) April 2, 2023
5. This is the most lovely tweet of the week by a country mile. My suster went to school with Spike Milligan's daughter in Mill Hill at St Marys Abbey and Spike opened the school fete. Much missed
Fitting, then, that my half-Kosovar daughter chose ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ for her poetry recital this term. I think the small Kosovar community in Finchley would be proud of the shared history https://t.co/Z9RpWX1gf4— Ruairi O'Connell (@oconnellruairi) March 31, 2023
6. As fighting this nonsense was the Raison D'etre of this blog for many a year, this tweet simply has to be included. It's nice being proven right, but if the daft idiots had listened in the first place, it would have saved Barnet residents tens of millions of quid that the council could've spent on something useful
10 years ago #BarnetCouncil gave 2 contracts to #Capita we are pleased to announce that one contract has come back in-house 330 staff are now council employees ✊#No2Privatisation @BarnetTradesCcl @Barneteye @BrokenBarnet @ReasonableNB @_MrMustard @BarnetPost @unisontheunion pic.twitter.com/fx0lRJuL7b— (((barnet_unison))) (@barnet_unison) April 2, 2023
7. Let's just say we totally agree
In many countries around the world it is custom to sweep the area in front of the business. A small act of care that adds up. @Brent_Council and @BarnetCouncil – a great outreach to embark on, especially with businesses surrounding the Welsh Harp. https://t.co/pr9S9iTXvA— Friends of the Welsh Harp (@welshharpies) March 31, 2023
8. A date for your diary
9. Another date for your diary
10. Great to hear a local legend on the radio!
That's all folks!