The 2019 Jean Scott Memorial Lecture


Finchley Origins Part 2:
From a Common to a Conurbation
Hugh Petrie
7.30 pm Thursday
28 November 2019

The Jean Scott Memorial Lecture is when we remember our Founder, Jean Scott. This year’s Lecture was given by Hugh Petrie, the Heritage Development Officer for the London Borough of Barnet. His April talk took us from the very early days of Finchley to 1816. In his Lecture he carried the story forward to 1916, looking at how the Finchley we know today developed, and how the railway lines and new roads not only facilitated movement into the area, but also changed its topography and our mindset.

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.

The talk was followed by coffee and mince pies and a Grand Christmas Raffle!

The meeting took place at Avenue House, located in Stephens House and Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE.