Our Archives

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.Unfortunately, it is no longer possible for people to visit the archive in person.

Cataloguing is a continuous operation; you will find lists of books, maps and subject files as on these pages. The archive also has a list of buildings and monuments in the area. Materials are gradually being digitised to allow easier access, starting with a spreadsheet of images held by the archive, which is accessible below.

The Archive is interested in any suitable Finchley and Friern Barnet related material that 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.

Images spreadsheet: You can view and download images (for personal use only, copyright remains with the owner) from the spreadsheet here. Please note images will be added when possible, in the meantime if you would like a copy of an image please complete an enquiries form giving the image URN and description.

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.

The Archive Team
Alison Sharpe Archives Manager

You can contact the Archives Manager via email at archives@finchleysociety.org.uk or by post at Finchley Society Archives, Stephen’s House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, London N3 3QE

Reports of the Archive Team’s activities: 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-8, 2016-7, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14