Barnet Local Studies and Archives
This is a very small collection of film acquired mostly by donation but it holds some real gems that give insight to the importance of ceremony, culture and recreation of the time.
An official repository of records relating to the borough, consisting of images, archives, maps and publications dating back to the 1600s and are freely available for research. Typically, enquirers are interested in genealogy, area or landmarks and often look for images to enhance their research.
The Hendon Library
Phone: 0208 359 3960
Access: Our address, opening hours and access details are all on our web page (see link above).
We collect items relating to the heritage of Barnet, including visual and digital media. We would certainly be interested in DVD and CD material, and would consider reels of film.
The Finchley Charter 1933 is a cherished bit of ceremony showing real pride taken in acquiring Borough status. The range of activities of the day starts with the official incorporation in full regalia followed by delightful activities for young and old including a ball and a funfair. Of course clothes and mannerisms are quite riveting. Rally for Youth c1934 focuses on young people participating in various sports including a walking race, one not often seen today. The opportunity to view the locality and people through film adds flavour to the historic records held.
Yasmine Webb, Collections Manager