Sunday 7 December 2014

The Barnet Eye Advent Calendar - Sunday 7th December

Welcome to the Barnet Eye advent Calendar. Every day during advent, we'll be giving you a little treat and also plugging a great local charity, so you can be entertained and then show your goodwill to all men!

So today our treat is a Pathe News film of the Hendon RAF display in 1937. I am just old enough to remember the days when Hendon was a working airfield and I can remember the Red Arrows flying over for the display. The site became Grahame Park Estate. You don't realise what an enormous area it was until you see a film such as this. It is interesting to note that only two years before World War II the pride of the RAF was largely bi planes, with only a cameo appearance of a couple of single wing planes. I also wonder whether we'd get such a glorious display of bombing in a London Borough today.

Today, with the feature on Hendon, we look at one of my favourite charities, the PDSA which have a shop in Hendon - - for many people with pets, who cannot afford the huge cost of private vet bills. Families receiving benefits or getting help with Council tax payments qualify for medical treatment for their pets with the PDSA. Pets provide asource of friendship and companionship for many people. If you have a pet and you are struggling to make ends meet, please consider getting help from the PDSA. You can click here to find out if you live in an area where they can help you and if your animal qualifies for treatment -
If you can afford petcare, please consider a donation so the pets of those that can't don't suffer unnecessarily.

Let us know of gems in your neck of the woods and charities you'd like us to feature.

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