Sunday, 31 May 2020

The Tweets of the week in the London Borough of Barnet - 31/05/2020

So next week we will sort of emerged from lockdown. You may think that lockdown would have affected the quality of tweeting in our locality, but there's been some absolute crackers this week. So here for your delectation are my top ten.

1. This is my favourite tweet for a very long time. I well remember Frank Callis and his bike shop. I think that this is incorrect as the shop was demolished so that they could build Budgens (now M&S), but I recognise quite a few of the characters, most of whom were friends of my Dad, who was a Rotarian at the time.

2. Any excuse for a great picture of a great local institution.

3. This is a nice historical picture of Burnt Oak

4.  This little video put together by the Borough of Barnet archivist Hugh Petrie has been attracting a lot of attention. It is rather sweet.

5. Nice tweet from Andrew Ridgeley, bringing back the days of his partner in crime George's Dad, who ran a fine restaurant in Edgware. My Dad was rather partial to the steaks there. I suspect most people will be interested in other aspects of the pic though!

6. Some rather odd looking train carriages at Cricklewood this weekend! A new dimension in portacabins!

7. You may have noticed that some of our grass verges have not been mowed. This is great for butterflies.

8. Nice picture of one of our favourite Mill Hill scenes

9. Rather like this shot of Gary Lineker back in the days when he trained with Spurs at Chase Lodge, Mill Hill

10.And finally, we finish with an important message. Our little bit of London has seen some of the worlds finest musicians originate from these parts. Lets make sure that this continues.

That's all folks

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