April 2021: The archives open to the public for enquiries but not for visits
as a result of COVID-19 safety concerns.
Archives at Avenue House: The Society has an Archive of old photographs (including more than 1,500 postcards), maps, press cuttings, old letters and artefacts in the basement at Avenue House that have been given to The Society over the years. Cataloguing is a continuous operation; you will find lists of books, maps and subject files on these pages. The archive also has a list of buildings and monuments in the area considered by members to be of interest.
The Archive is interested in any suitable material that local residents may possess for which they are seeking a new home.
Catalogues: You can view and download catalogues of the material held in the Archives here.
Enquiries: For enquiries about Finchley and Friern Barnet see the enquiries page. Please include the reason for your enquiry in any email request; it helps us to provide you with the right response. If you are a member of the Finchley Society, please let us know. The archive is run entirely by volunteers on a part-time basis. So although we are very happy to help members and residents of Finchley and Friern Barnet with their enquiries, we do not have the resources to enable us to carry out research into, for example, personal family histories.
You can contact the Custodian via email at firstname.lastname@example.org