1. Lets start in Burnt Oak, where whatever will replace the Bald Faced Stag is taking shape. Our local pub champion Mark Amies is keeping a beady eye on it
The old Bald Faced Stag pub in Burnt Oak. Has new roof, skylights now. pic.twitter.com/Ep9XyfUxF0— Mark Amies (@Superfast72) May 20, 2020
2. This tweet intrigues me. Where in Edgware is this and what is the story?
The Edgware treasure yard has a new car. What is it? Austin-Healey? Jag? pic.twitter.com/4UFPzhJSfl— Nir Kahn (@Nir_Kahn) May 21, 2020
3. No Trains on Thameslink this weekend into London. Our trusty unofficial rail correspondent, the rather amazing Mr Robin Morel explains why
⚠️ Bank Holiday Weekend 🔴 NO🔴 #Thameslink service south of #MillHill Broadway Saturday to Tuesday 23-26 morning whilst fixed crossings replaced at #Cricklewood @BSACCRP #Hendon #TrackTeam 🚧 #KeyWorkers Check B4 U Travel 🌈 #PermanentWay 🦺 pic.twitter.com/am1aHNEUGO— Robin Morel (@13milepost) May 20, 2020
4. I love this tweet. It makes Hendon look so exotic. I must find this spot and take a little walk!
A heron wading along Dollis Brook in Hendon pic.twitter.com/ZHJn8iG1Ie— Angus McNeill Peel (@AMcNeillPeel) May 19, 2020
5. Great to see work progressing at the home of Edgware Town and Hendon FC. I know that this is technically Brent but both clubs have their sprititual base in the Borough of Barnet
It’s coming along! pic.twitter.com/t3FmTNhv02— Silver Jubilee Park (@JubileeSilver) May 22, 2020
6. This has to be the historical tweet of the week, a Halifax Bomber being built in Cricklewood. We must not forget our amazing local industrial history and we really should preserve what is left of it.
The tail surfaces being fitted to Halifax II Series I W7656 at Handley Page's plant at Cricklewood, London, March 1942. pic.twitter.com/aMv9uOjADb— Ron Eisele (@ron_eisele) May 22, 2020
7. Whilst we are in Cricklewood, there was some other major news. DB rail opened a major railfreight hub this week, which will bring aggregates in for the many major local building projects.
Despite the Government’s ongoing restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, DB Cargo UK has officially opened its new £7M rail freight terminal in Cricklewood, North London.https://t.co/tYdHLquDmT pic.twitter.com/Bt7Vnf01Ym— Bulk Materials Intl (@BMI_Bulk) May 21, 2020
8. And one of these projects will be the new station at Brent Cross, which received planning permission this week
Unanimous approval for London’s newest train station, Brent Cross West. It’s on track for 2022 completion: https://t.co/aPGEOza4Jz— Barnet Council #StayAlert (@BarnetCouncil) May 20, 2020
The approval of the design of the £40million station is another big milestone in the delivery of the ambitious Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration. pic.twitter.com/8jfCFvGwit
9. I will definitely check this out when I next get the opportunity
At Finchley Central tube station, you can still see the original copy of the Harry Beck tube map displayed.— Untold Stories Retold (@retoldstories) May 17, 2020
He lived nearby & often used this station
Sadly only paid 5 guineas for his work (£5.25), he transformed the old muddled map into the design we know today #HarryBeck pic.twitter.com/ripY1BlIUV
10. There are snakes in the grass in Mill Hill, watch your step!
Any snakeologists in the club that can identify this little beauty seen on the 10th? More importantly, does it have teeth or venom and how fast can it run? pic.twitter.com/LoREAuHDXC— Mill Hill Golf Club (@millhillgolf) May 23, 2020
That's all folks.