A statement from Michael Crick, Chairman of the Finchley Society:
Dear member or friend of the Finchley Society
I am sure by now you will have heard of the information contained within the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 16th March.
As a direct result of his instruction that we should all “avoid all non-essential contact” and should “avoid gatherings at pubs, clubs and theatres” we have decided that the monthly meetings on 26th March and 30th April, as well as the planned outing for the 13th May, will be cancelled.
The period of isolation means that the AGM which was due to be held on Thursday 25th June will be now be re-scheduled to Thursday 25th September.
Our Archives will be closed until further notice.
Lastly, we have taken a decision not to hold an annual dinner this year. Although the dinner date had been set for 15th July we cannot be sure that the restrictions will have been lifted by then and we do not think it practical to continue with the planning only to have to cancel in a couple of months’ time.
Although we cannot meet in person we will continue to try and produce our regular newsletters which you should get in May, July and September, by which time we hope to be meeting again. If you (like us) are stuck indoors why not use the time to sort through that pile of old photos or even write an article for the newsletter, especially if you have any tips, hints or good ideas of how we’re all going to get through the next few months. Best ideas will receive a free pack of toilet rolls!
We very much regret this interruption to our normal activities and hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our regular meetings in the early Autumn but, for the next few months, everything is beyond our control.