Thursday 8 December 2022

The Barnet Eye Advent Calendar - 8th 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!
Todays treat is a real classic for anyone from the Finchley especially those who attended St Marys Primary School  in the early 1960's. This is an absolute classic. For those of us who's Primary Schooling was in the 1960's it is a reminder of how primary schools used to look. 

It features local film mogul, Sir Sydney Samuelson, owner of Cricklewood studios and Samuelsons film Services, who's family are still in Mill Hill, visiting St Marys  school. Our friends at @Time_Nw did some lovely tweets on the company

The footage of Hendon is also quite beautiful.

St. Mary's 1963 - 4 Sir Sydney Samuelson from Peter Samuelson on Vimeo.

And our Charity today is the Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau.  It is funny to find that many people think that the Citizens Advice Bureau is run by the Government. It isn't, it's a Charity and it needs help and support - You can find out more about Barnet CAB here - many people use the Citizens Advice Burea and it has rescued many people from difficult situations. Maybe we should all put a little bit back into it, either with some time or a donation. Please give this some thought. If you need advice or need to know more about Barnet CAB click here for the about us page and you can follow them on Twitter here.

1 comment:

Jackie Phillips said...

Went to St Mary's until 1965, lovely to see the old building. Thanks.