My week has been pretty good. I recorded a new single with my band, The False Dots on Wednesday, saw one of my favourite bands, The Dickies on Thursday, saw the wonderful play 'Patriots' on Friday at the Noel Coward Theatre on Friday and had a very pleasant curry with my Daughter at The Mill Hill Tandoori last night.
That was my week, what was yours like? More to the point, what have our local Twitteratti been up to. In truth, it has been a pretty interesting week, with a decent selection. This feature will be on holiday next week, so it's just as well (I'm not around on Sunday), so you'd better enjoy this!
1. Lets start with a question. Did you know there was an HS2 project in Edgware? I didn't until I saw this. Does anyone know the details?
Roadworks for an HS2 project in Edgware. A quick and efficient straight pour for the roadworks team 👍 pic.twitter.com/qNmGh3TOkF— Master Mix Concrete (@mstrmixconcrete) July 18, 2023
2. Our local football community put rivalries aside and made a magnificent effort. A big shout out to all the teams who participated. I am proud of our local football community
Thank you to the players and staff who raised £200 today in our PSF v @hadleyfc for Tony Clark 'Go Fund Me Page 🙏💙— Cockfosters FC (@CockfostersFC) July 22, 2023
If you couldnt make it but can help in any way then please hit the link below to donate https://t.co/0SFwDVWsx3
Today we face @Athleticnewham please come along and watch as all proceeds will go to Anthony and Ashley Clarke’s just giving page @tlfguk @NonLeagueCrowd @JubileeSilver @HendonFC @MiddlesexSports @NonLeaguePaper @hadleyfc @clarky_ant1984 @HadleyBricks pic.twitter.com/NpWVcYgCyx— Edgware & Kingsbury Football Club (@EdgwareFC) July 22, 2023
3. Did you know London's first nightbus ran from Cricklewood to Liverpool Street?
London’s first night bus began running 110 years ago. The 94 ran from Cricklewood to Liverpool St station, taking early workers to newspaper offices in Fleet St and the meat markets in central London.— Ross Lydall (@RossLydall) July 18, 2023
Pic: @ltmuseum pic.twitter.com/few2FsJCOs
4. If you've never heard the Sitar being played, you really should check this out and if you have, you will probably want to!
Celebrate #SouthAsianHeritageMonth at #Colindale with Jay Pinara's performance of classical Indian music on the sitar. Thu 17 Aug, 6:30-7:30pm. Book at the library during staffed hours or email email@example.com. See https://t.co/3goPMo1Occ @BarnetCouncil @NCRA_NW9 pic.twitter.com/snnO7nX46l— Barnet libraries (@BarnetLibraries) July 20, 2023
5. Nice pic of our favourite local cinema
Indi cinema East Finchley 21 July 2023 pic.twitter.com/aMA7gdbtpH— Michael Vine (@mpvine) July 21, 2023
6. One of our fave local charities
End of term quiz with with Quizmaster Lucy! 🤔🏆@_communityfocus #barnet #communityfocus #northfinchley #friernbarnet #friarypark #finchley #barnetcommunity #artsforall #abilitynotdisability #communitysupport #london #communityarts #artsinhealth pic.twitter.com/ZOgYBOaxog— Community Focus Inclusive Arts (@_communityfocus) July 21, 2023
7. This is a proper good bit of tweeting!
Thanks to @Lee_Limerick for showing me this. I scratched my head for a while, it's the old Savoy cinema on the Broadway. It was bought by the Essoldo chain (who had a cinema in Queensbury too), in 1961 and was that for one year before becoming a Mecca Bingo Hall. https://t.co/rSRtPempKi— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) July 22, 2023
8. I'm sure a lot of locals will smile when they see this
This used to be the children’s entertainment in Brent Cross, when I was a boy! pic.twitter.com/IwIBX9aSdf— Will O'Connor (@mrwilloc) July 22, 2023
9. A very good question. Mine is the Torrington in Finchley
What was your favourite lost local pub? pic.twitter.com/zqo6AAa1Ko— A Better Mill Hill 🔸🌈🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@ABetterMillHill) July 23, 2023
10. This is classic!
Our chief engineer Fil Ross helping out with some backing vocals in Studio 1 pic.twitter.com/xbWneS7Wv9— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) July 23, 2023
Earlier, I mentioned our new single. Here is a video we made as we put it together.