Friday 23 December 2022

Barnet Eye Advent Calendar - 23rd December

We are nearly there! Today we are back in Cricklewood for our tasty nugget!

This is a talk given at Cricklewood Library on 9th October 2008 by Malcolm Barres-Baker, of the Brent Museum. He gave the talk with slideshow about the history of Cricklewood illustrated with photos from the local archives. I find local museums and talks on local history fascinating. As a community it is vital we appreciate our surroundings and understand why they are as they are.

And here is some great footage from 1957 showing just how much things have changed!

With Xmas Eve tomorrow, our charity today is Gingerbread, a charity supporting lone parents in Barnet - - For many single parents on low incomes, Christmas is a difficult time.  Gingerbread offer a special help service for single parents at XMAS. Their website says

However you celebrate Christmas and the holiday period, this time of year brings lots of fun for you and your family. However, there may be moments when you find the holiday period brings extra pressures and this could be a difficult time for you. Here are our top tips for making the most of your time and money over Christmas, including lots of ideas sent to us by other single parents. Why not join our online forum at to share your ideas?
There is a list of useful organisations you can contact for advice and support at the end of this factsheet, or you can call the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline on 0808 802 0925. Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.

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