Extra! Extra! Read All About It?


Extra! Extra! Read All About It
Mick Crick
ONLINE at 7.15 pm
Thursday 26 November


Is our Chairman a journalistic ephemerologist?!  Or a journalistic ephemerophile? Members were able to judge for themselves on 26 November, as our Chair, Mick Crick, took a light-hearted look through a random pile of old newspapers, courtesy of the National Newspaper Archive.

Mick Crick is Chair of the Finchley Society. He was educated at Christ’s College Finchley before joining the Metropolitan Police where he served in a number of different posts for 46 years, retiring after the Olympics in 2012. Mick and his wife Pat live in Friern Barnet.

Just to whet your appetite here is a little rhyming puzzle from the Liverpool Echo of 1922.

“Curious, isn’t it that twice ten are six of us, six are but three of us, nine are but four of us, what can we possibly be? Would you know more of us, I’ll tell you some of us; twelve are but six of us, and five are but four, you see?”

Mick gave the answer during his talk and we will print it in the January edition of the newsletter.

This was our eighth online meeting. We held it using Zoom, a popular and widely used videoconferencing platform. 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.

At the end of the meeting Members raised a glass in a toast, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a much happier New Year in 2021.