Finchley Goes To War

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 17/09/2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location
Henly's Corner

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Memorial at Henly's Corner, Finchley

Memorial at Henly’s Corner, Finchley 

 

In many ways, the north London suburb of Finchley is typical of many communities in those difficult times. Men were recruited to serve, letters were sent home, hospital staff nursed them when injured, families tried to keep going in their absence on duty. Later, memorials were erected in honour of service and to remember the ‘glorious dead’.

Yes, a typical community, yet on this walk we’ll also explore so much more about life during ‘the Great War’ that you may not have expected to find in an ordinary suburb:

– street where the very first British soldier to die in this war grew up
– green fields where cows sustained local residents and still graze today
grand home of a leading industrialist and MP, whose stationery products were used in everyday correspondence between armed servicemen and their families (today, an interesting small museum and fine gardens)
– hall converted to use as a hospital for injured troops
– school, whose cadet corps‘ young pupils and staff so typically went on to serve their country
community hospital dedicated to eternal memory of the fallen from the Finchley area
memorial celebrating one of the turning points on the Western Front; learn about the battle and why this dramatic French statue was erected in Finchley.

In commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Verdun, this artwork was upgraded to Grade II* Listed status in February 2016 as one of London’s outstanding memorials  – read the blog here

Site of Christ's College
Site of Christ’s College

 

 

 

 

 

 

This walk will include a short break for refreshments and toilets at Stephens House & Gardens

 COMMEMORATIVE WALK FOR 103rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE MARNE

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Memorial at John Parr's last home
Memorial at John Parr’s last home in North Finchley (not seen on today’s walk)

Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital
Voluntary Aid Detachment hospital

Nutritious milk!
Nutritious milk!

 

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