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So by the time we do this next week, we may well have a new President in the USA and we will all be in lockdown. So this will be the last Tweets of the week ofthe current Epoch! What have the tweeters of the Borough been getting hot under the collar about? Here is our pick.
1. This is the sort of thing we love to give a shout out to
Huge thanks to everyone involved in providing free school meals @BarnetLeague @WillPairpoint @MesutOzil1088 Stefan Pepper. Our team of volunteers are at @theorionschool again today @BYTProject 👏 @MarcusRashford pic.twitter.com/KiLIL5S30j— Goldbeaters School (@GoldiesSchool) October 28, 2020
2. A statement from Edgware Town FC
CLUB STATEMENT! pic.twitter.com/P0HSnhR9l3— Edgware Town FC (@EdgwareTownFC) November 1, 2020
3. We love a good map!
4. A very special shout out to Samuel Levy, a good friend of this blog for his amazing campaign to save the Totteridge Valley, which went viral and got an amazing response. I hope that the Council does the right thing
The Gore Hundred in 1742 with many recognisable places visible with archaic spellings: Edgworth, Stonyfields Lane, Lawrence Street, Mills Pit Hill, Hide, Collins Deep. Cannons house still stood!— Mill Hill Hist Soc (@MHHistSoc) October 30, 2020
From @britishlibrary George III collection of historic maps: https://t.co/UzJzostlsl pic.twitter.com/HP8ZaPvmlz
Thank you to all those who have objected since Wednesday. We absolutely smashed our target!— Samuel Levy (@FinchleyBirder) October 31, 2020
It's now over to @BarnetCouncil to do the right thing!
Also a record breaking year for species of birds in the valley with Barn Owl becoming my 103rd species! #londonbirds https://t.co/NnUkATtZva pic.twitter.com/5zZiRHC7ng
5. We had to have a Halloween picture, didn't we? This was our favourite
So good to forget about the woes of the world tonight and be part of this magical Halloween happening @stephenshouse tonight. #Halloween2020 #BlueMoon2020 #dj #London #northlondon #finchley #AllHallowsEve #Samhain pic.twitter.com/EGVwSIIjlE— Steve Somerset (@Shadowkabinet) November 1, 2020
6. This has to be the historical tweet of the week!
A former Rector of @StMarysFinchley, John Feckenham, played a curious role in the history of the English Reformation. When Lady Jane Grey was to be executed in 1554, Feckenham was sent (unsuccessfully) to talk her out of her Protestant convictions. #ReformationDay pic.twitter.com/30bdSP4Onl— St Mary-at-Finchley (@StMarysFinchley) October 31, 2020
7. This sounds thoroughly intriguing! Catch it before lockdown
Today is the day our first art exhibition Steeve Burgess and his collection of mystical collages ‘Beneath The Lunar Sway’— Suzanne Martin (@SuziMartinbird) October 31, 2020
Serving cocktails & carribean food 🧡🌶💚
Shakti Cafe 565 Finchley Road NW3 7BN #artexhibition #cafe pic.twitter.com/M5JKqtfpwI
8. Want something to do during Lockdown? I recommend getting hold of this rather good book by the rather excellent Mark Amies
Love this image Mike, thanks. Only issue is its not sharp when you zoom. However I can make our the large Duple works, and of course Schweppes who were there long before any other industry....(plug time) - as mentioned in my book! pic.twitter.com/tbYG1YPkXe— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) October 31, 2020
9. Want to be a good neighbour during lockdown?/p>
Live Local, Give Local🤗— Young Barnet Fdn. #NeverMoreNeeded (@Young_Barnet) October 31, 2020
Your donations helps our local community groups support the most vulnerable in Barnet.
To donate, please click here👇https://t.co/n85JvyJl3N#BarnetTogether #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/bQ95M1X2R2
10.Looking for some great music by new artists during lockdown. This is what we recommend
Check this out! https://t.co/Rf3eBj4rQj— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) October 30, 2020
(Just in case you don't have Spotify, here's a Youtube link)
That's all folks, stay safe