February Meeting


Cricklewood International?
Hugh Petrie
7.30 pm Thursday
24 February
at Stephens House and online

Hugh Petrie described how, for a few years after the Great War between 1919 and 1929, Cricklewood was a hub for international transport. It was possible to travel to France, Holland, Belgium, and even further. We listened to the incredible story of how Handley Page Transport Ltd. built the very first airliners and flew the rich and famous to these (and other) destinations.

Hugh Petrie was brought up in Finchley, where he still lives with his wife and family. He went to Christ’s College and graduated in history from the University of Northumberland and Essex University. He has written a number of local histories, and has been Heritage Development Officer for Barnet for 20 years.

Stephens House: The meeting took place at Stephens (Avenue) House, 17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE. It will begin at 7.30 pm.

Online: The meeting also took place via Zoom. If you would like more information about our online meetings but are not a Member of the Finchley Society, please email us at zoom@finchleysociety.org.uk.

Note: You will find an internet calendar (ics) file here. You can use this file to add the February 24 meeting to your online calendar.