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Tuesday, 9th May Kingsbury Old Church Andy Agate, Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Tuesday, 13th June Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 24th June Day trip to Oxfordshire, Rollright Stones, Chedworth Roman Villa June Porges and Stuart Wild

Saturday, 22nd July Day trip to Leicestershire Tessa Smith.and Sheila Woodward

Wednesday, 30th August to Sunday, 3rd September — Annual HADAS Long Weekend to Devon and Cornwall, staying at Plymouth University. The trip is fully booked, and to go on the waiting list, contact Jackie Brookes

History Matters - Pass it On! by Peter Pickering

A campaign is to be launched this summer to raise awareness, build support and encourage involvement in heritage in England and Wales. The idea is to get more people involved in looking after and learning from heritage, and to say how and why heritage moves them and inspires them. These views will be collected and brought together as a demonstration of the importance of history and heritage to national life, today and in the future. The aim is to enlist the support of one million people in a host of ways. There will be a badge, a special website, simple postcards to complete, and dedicated History Matters events, backed by a national communications strategy to raise and maintain media awareness. The founding partnership and supporters comprise the National Trust, English Heritage, The National Heritage Memorial Fund, and Heritage Lottery Fund, the Historic Houses Association, Heritage Link, the Civic Trust and Council for British Archaeology. If you are interested, look out for the launch of the campaign in July, and take advantage of the opportunities to get stuck in. A campaign pack is in preparation. and will be downloadable. For further information, or to register an initial interest in being kept informed, please contact Gregor Hutcheon Email: or Kate Pugh Email:

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Two conferences sponsored by The Richard III Foundation, Inc.

1.Conference on 19th August 2006 from 9.30 to 4.00 at the Bosworth Battlefield Centre Programme Glenn Foard — Bosworth: Anatomy of a Battle

Professor Anne Curry — Knowing Too Much, Knowing Too Little — Agincourt and Bosworth compared

John Austin — Find Bosworth

David Baldwin - Bosworth - One Battle or Two?

Mick Manns — Mick the Fletcher — A demonstration of skills which illustrate life and experiences during the Wars of the Roses.

2.Richard III: Lord of the North 29-30 September 2006 from 9.30 5.00 at the York CVS, 15 Priory Street, York YO1 6ET.


Friday, 29 September

5:00 pm - Mass in honour of the 550th birthday of Queen Anne Neville at the church of St. Mary and St. Alkelda, Middleham

6:30 pm — Dinner at Friar's Head at Akebar

Saturday, 30 September

Mr. Colin Holt - The Ridings of Yorkshire, their continued existence and relevance to Yorkshire's Identity.

Prof. Anne Curry - Richard Ill of England and I of France

Andrew Morrison — The Middleham Jewel and Other Objects from Middleham

Prof. Craig Taylor - Chivalry in the 14th and 15th century?

Mr. Russell Butcher - The Diplomatic Triangle: England, France and Burgundy.

Dr. Peter Clarke — New Evidence Concerning Noble and Gentry Piety in 15th Century England.

Tickets for the conference are £20 for patrons and £25 for non-patrons, and for the Richard III — Lord of the North conference, tickets are £21 for patrons and £25 for non-patrons. To order your tickets, please give your name and address (including your email address), the number of tickets required, and the amount paid. Make your cheque out to The Richard III Foundation, Inc., and forward your form and cheque to Mrs. Mary Kelly, VP of the UK Branch, 77 Deacons Green, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8BN.

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Book Review by Percy Reboul

Hendon and Golders Green Past by Hugh Petrie, published by Historical Publications, ISBN 1-905286-02-3 Local history and local archaeology are never far from each other. For this reason, and many more, Hugh Petrie's new book, Hendon and Golders Green Past, is to be welcomed as a valuable source of information over and above more scholarly works such as the Victoria County Histories.The range of topics covered is impressive — a fact revealed by the excellent index, which draws our attention to subjects as far removed as Roman times and as recent as World War II. Among the delights are comments on local crime, leisure, agriculture and Hendon Aerodrome, and it is always sobering to discover new facts that one should really have known about — for example, the achievements of one Frances Pettit Smith, related in the section called The Hendon Famous'. The photographs and illustrations (there are 175 of them) are particularly good, and some appear here for the first time. This book is a worthy addition to others on a similar theme produced in recent years. Together with organisations such as HADAS, it proves once again the interest and hard work that takes place by dedicated individuals to record and treasure the London Borough of Brent's past. They deserve both recognition and support. Price £15.95 form bookshops, or you can get a copy from Church Farm Museum, where Hugh Petrie will be pleased to sign it.

Two snippets of information

The Church End Festival will take place at Avenue House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE on Sunday, 14th May 2006. HADAS will have a stall there, selling our latest book, and many second-hand books from our library. The day will be an opportunity to meet fellow members and have a chat. We look forward to seeing you there. St Albans Museum have introduced a tour of Verulamium Park that you can take, using your mobile phone. The service is called VMAP. Contact the Museum for more details, or see

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Other Societies' Events in MAY by Eric Morgan

Saturday & 6th & 7th Alexandra Palace, Panorama Room, Alexandra Place Way, N10, Rock'n'Gem Show, The amateur Sunday 10.00- Geological Society will have a stand there. Admission charge 5.00

Monday 8th Barnet and District Local History Society, Church House, Wood Street (opposite the museum), 3.00 Barnet, "The Stuarts". Talk by Collette McMenamin

Sunday 14th Church End Festival, Avenue House, East End Road, Finchley, N3. HADAS will have a display 1.00- stand there, as well as the Finchley Society. HADAS also meet in the Garden Room from 10.30-5.00

Thursday 11th The Finchley Society Local History Group, Avenue House, East End Rd, N3. Informal meeting for 8.00 anyone who would like to be involved in history projects in Finchley, including recording people's memories of Finchley life or buildings under threat, and the history of Finchley.

Tuesday 16th Harrow Museum, Headstone Manor, Pinner View, North Harrow "Restoring Headstone Manor".10.30 Talk by I. Wilson. £2.50

Wednesday 17th London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS) Learning Centre, Museum of London, 6.30 150 London Wall, EC2 "post-medieval Burial Grounds in London". Talk by Natasha Powers.Refreshments 6.00

Thursday 18th Edmonton Hundred Historical Society joint meeting with the Enfield Preservation Society, 7.30 Jubilee Hall, Junction Chase Side, Parsonage Lane, Enfield. "The Hospitallers and the Templars in Enfield". Talk by Pamela Willis.

Friday 19th City of London Archaeological Society (COLAS), St. Olave's Church Hall, Mark Lane, EC3. 7.00 "Boscombe Down, Amesbury: The People of Stonehenge". Talk by Catriona Gibson. £2.00

Friday 19th Wembley History Society, St Andrew's Church Hall, Church Lane, Kingsbury, NW9. "The History 7.30 of Kingsbury" Talk by Geoff Hewlett.

Tues 23rd Camden History Society joint meeting with the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute(HLSI), 8.00 South Grove, N6. "Highgate New Town Hall in the 1920s". Talk by Helen Day. Thursday 25th The Finchley Society, Drawing Room, Avenue House, East End Rd, N3. "The Chelsea Physic 8.00 Garden — London's Secret Garden". Talk by Mike Watts. Non-members: donation.