Sunday 26 March 2017

The Tweets of the week in The London Borough of Barnet - 26/03/2017

Yet another exciting week in the London Borough of Barnet. This week we celebrate Mothers Day and the start of Spring! Don't forget to follow our top tweeters.

1. As it's mothers day, we start with a rather nice tribute from one of our best friends, former Barnet Councillor Brian Coleman to his 93 year old mum. The exceptional Mrs Gladys Coleman must have joined the ATS at the very young age of 17 in 1941, so hats off to her. Mr Coleman is quite correct that what happened in London is nothing like the Blitz and what his mother would have seen in Coventry. It does however give us all an opportunity to show that we are civilised and decent people. Happy Birthday to Mrs Coleman and all of the other mums, old and young (I've always had a soft spot for Brians mum as she's the same age as my mum would have been and they were both called Gladys).
2. This looks like a lesson that a few young people in Hendon will remember for a very long time!

3. Anne Clark seems surprised that Barnet Councillors don't read the Guardian? I'd be surprised if one or two of them had progressed beyond Jack and Jill

4. North Finchley are having a music festival!

5. The old Finchley and Friern Barnet Border. Now harmoniously united!

6. We have a new Blue Plaque in Golders Green

7.It's looking good up at Long Lane Pasture!

8.Spring has arrived in N20!

9.It's even sunny in Cricklewood - and the trains are running!

10.And even in Mill Hill!

... Thats all folks!

1 comment:

Mrs Angry said...

Hmm. Am in danger of agreeing with Brian - before the RAF, my father also did voluntary service in the AFS, including during the nights of the worst of the Blitz, in the City of London, St Paul's etc: crews from Edgware, Hendon etc were called into help out as the attacks were so intense. In such circumstances people step up, and do their bit. He had to deal with terrible scenes, but hardly ever spoke of it.

We are fortunate that our experience is so limited, and we have not been put to test by anything on such a scale. But we live in a different age: the truth of wartime atrocities was suppressed in WW2 - such as the West Hendon bombing - whereas these days we live in the era of social media, instant news & the impact of any incident is so hugely magnified. Which is why terrorists do what they do, knowing the effect is as powerful as the extent and nature of attention given to it.