Week two of lockdown. How are you coping? The second lockdown has a very different feel. We have football, take away coffee and we can have as much exercise as we want. We can't go to the pub, restaurant or the gym. In the last two weeks we've waved goodbye to Donald Trump, Dominic Cummings and we've heard that there is a vaccine on the way for Corona virus. Maybe 2020 will end on a high and 2021 will be a real rennaisance year. Lets hope so.
This week there have been some fine and rather interesting tweets. We do suggest following these tweeters if you like the cut of their gib. Interesting, informative and with genuine engagement.
1. Ever wondered where George Michael grew up? Now you know. This is why I love doing this, there are always little nuggets of interesting trivia to learn about our neighbourhood.
The street where @GeorgeMichael grew up: 57, Redhill Drive. Burnt Oak, London. This house was where he grew up when he was a kid and woke up every morning to go into the garden at the back of the house collecting insects. It was before his interest changed https://t.co/zsRc3Me15B pic.twitter.com/QMlZzfFvON— Clₐᵤdᵢₐ 🦋 (@ClaudiaGeorgios) November 12, 2020
2. There are interesting and great tweets and there are fascinating threads, that start in one place and end up with a stack of almost unrelated stuff being unearthed. I will slightly break a rule that I don't select Barneteye tweets, as this thread started with a Barneteye Tweet, but where it went and the resulting stuff is worth a look so I hope you won't feel this too narcissistic. Thanks to Ian McGreevy and Nik Hunt who made this a truly wonderful thread
London Transport Internal Document from back in day. pic.twitter.com/ORDE0b82rf— Ian McGreevy (@ian_mcgreevy) November 15, 2020
3. Nice pics of High Barnet
Autumn colours in High Barnet 🍂 pic.twitter.com/mE8ltopmC2— Simon Atkinson (@SimonMAtkinson) November 15, 2020
4. If you are interested in how Barnet may be decarbonised, this will be something you might want to attend
Electric Vehicle (EV) strategies in Barnet & other outer London boroughs. Thur 19th Nov 6-7pm on Zoom.— Barnet Climate Action Group (@BarnetClimate) November 14, 2020
Book here: https://t.co/aYTKSR2S0G @Barneteye @Barnet_FoE @BarnetGreens @BarnetXR @barnetsociety #LCAW2020
5. We rather like the arcade at Finchley. We beleive such things are worth preserving and with a bit of imagination and good design could be the centre piece of the plans. Lets never forget that British Rail wanted to demolish St Pancras, it is now the worlds best station (IMHO. A great blend of old and new.
Over 2,000 people have signed paper & online petitions to save the art deco #GrandArcadeN12 in N.Finchley, so why haven't @BarnetCouncil locally listed it?! Where's the Council's so-called 'Heritage Champion'?@BarnetTimes @DaveDavies @HistoricEngland https://t.co/wS4ndsTMMR— Self Sufficient Schools (@VegSchoolMeals) November 14, 2020
6. This made me chuckle. I love a bit of photographic humour
7. Whilst we are in lockdown, the new Brent Cross West station is taking shape. This is a fascinating view of the work from a passing fast Intercity Train
8. Did you know that the RAF museum at Hendon was opened 48 years ago today by Her Majesty the Queen. I remember it well, my Dad as an ex RAF Officer blagged an invite. He took me down on the first day it was open to the public. I was fascinated to see the Wellington bomber, the last complete one left. He flew these in North Africa, Italy and the UK. I was disappointed I couldn't have a look inside
#OnThisDay in 1972 : The RAF Museum was opened by Her Majesty The Queen. RAF Hendon remained a busy RAF station, accommodating the Supply Control Centre and the Joint Services Air Trooping Centre. pic.twitter.com/JS8xvsnmKD— RAF Museum (@RAFMUSEUM) November 15, 2020
9. And 97 years ago Hendon Central Station opened to the public
On this day in 1923 -- the Northern line was extended from Golders Green to Hendon Central. pic.twitter.com/fmqAXEiwhI— ianVisits (@ianvisits) November 15, 2020
10. This is perhaps the most intriguing tweet of the week. I'd quite like to know a bit more about this.
Here’s my statue of Emily Pankhurst to be placed in Golders Green Deer Park. pic.twitter.com/u5QW9UVUEo— Red 🇫🇷 Tory (@78SoylentGreen) November 11, 2020