The last day of October, where has the year gone? Have you had a good week? I've had a sort of OK one. I was at Hadley FC on Tuesday, a disappointing result but nice to stand on the terraces and have a beer under the floodlights. On Thursday, it was five a side at Powerleague, Friday was a fine curry at the Mill Hill Tandoori and a couple of pints at the Mill Hill Services club. Yesterday, we had a tasty burger and a pint at The Old Mitre in Barnet. I've not been there for a year. The former governor banned me as I disagreed with his pro Brexit views and anti vax/lockdown stance on Twitter. I'm pleased to report he's gone and the pub still serves a wonderful pint. After taking food and refreshments, we adjourned to The Bull Theatre to watch Mr Lee Thompson of Madness with The Silencerz, a truly wonderful evening.
That was my week, but the question is, what are the local tweeters up to. I must say that I think this weeks selection may be the best one I've put together. I'd like all of the contributors to give themselves a pat on the back for a brilliant selection.
1. If you've got kids and you are in Burnt Oak tomorrow, nip down to the library. I think this is wonderful!
We'll be giving away activity packs for children at Burnt Oak Library from 3.30 - 8pm on Monday 1 Nov as part of the Diwali Lights switch on celebrations, so bring the family to the library! Packs are limited and will be given out while stocks last. Contents vary. #diwali pic.twitter.com/4iBHXOy2t9— Barnet libraries (@BarnetLibraries) October 30, 2021
2. One of the joys of putting this column together is that I find absolute gems like this. Now I know what to watch later!
didn't think i could love stath any more but this series all filmed in a 2-mile radius of where i grew up !!!! kingsbury/queensbury/burnt oak representation at last pic.twitter.com/WzKG3wyZrH— Niamh McIntyre (@niamh_mcintyre) October 27, 2021
3. We love a bit of history here. This is wonderful!
4. Given what is happening in Hendon with the redevelopment scheme, I cannot but help notice the irony.
Hendon Technical College (now Middlesex University) in the Dial 999 episode 'Death Ride', 1959.— NW London TimeMachine (@time_nw) October 29, 2021
Thanks to Guide to Avengerland, and Geoff Dodd pic.twitter.com/t0snZl12UI
5. I may have to overuse the word wonderful today. I absolutely love this. All I can really say is that I think Cricklewood has by far the best local residents group in Barnet. What they've done at the station is awesome
History Panels Project Cricklewood Station: Railway line through Cricklewood arrived in 1868 together with bridge over Cricklewood Lane, 2 years before current station opened in 1870. The station opened as Childs Hill later named #Cricklewood station. https://t.co/cr07u1QDun pic.twitter.com/TrlDcplsxG— NW2 Res Association (@NW2_RA) October 29, 2021
6. This makes me wish I was nine again. Another marvellous tweet
7. Did you know that the Jarrow March passed through Edgware? You do now!
#OTD 1936 The final day of the Jarrow March, a short 8-miles from EDgware to Marble Arch, watched by large crowds in relentless rain. The leaders talked to the press, the marchers were given overnight accommodation in London's East End. pic.twitter.com/rVnNBPpUTQ— BCUIM (@BCUIM) October 31, 2021
8. I was there last night, at the Bull in Barnet as mentioned above. This was a wonderful evening
9. This tweet made me spit my tea out laughing. Maybe one day I'll do a blog on the best graffiti in London.
10. The Mill Hill Hall of fame!
A few items from the Mill Hill Music Complex Halll of fame. Our customers make us pic.twitter.com/mfHiPWfwOm— #MillHillMusicComplex (@MillHillMusicCo) October 31, 2021
That's all folks!