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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Friern Barnet Town Hall
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Friern Barnet Town Hall

This mural in the basement of Friern Barnet Town Hall was painted by an unknown artist during the Second World War
Picture added on 30 March 2015 at 13:44
In the postwar years part of the basement was also used by the Priory Amateur Dramatic Society. I enjoyed many a social and rehearsal evening as a teenager with this group, in cigarette smoke you could cut with a knife!! We also played table tennis. It was run by volunteer adults all of whom had served in one way or another during the war. My father was a fire watcher during the war, and was also a Labour councillor on the Friern Barnet Urban District Council for over 20 years. If the engravings are still there, his and other councillors' names are to be found in the entrance hall on ground level. Does anyone know if the list of names is still there?
Added by Ruth Ecuyer née Mason on 16 January 2016
The plaques that were in the entrance hall were removed to Hendon Town Hall when Friern Barnet Town Hall was sold off

Added by David Berguer, Chairman on 16 January 2016
FAO David Berguer
Many thanks for the information as to the whereabouts of the plaques. It is good to know they were not destroyed. Do you happen to know if they are visible? I was just wondering about the dates for my father's service as a councillor; I know he did some 20 plus years but not the exact years (probably from the 1930s to the 1850s). Thanks for the website information already up.
Anonymous comment added on 18 January 2016
As far as I remember the plaques are in a corridor on the first floor, where the meeting rooms are
Added by David Berguer, Chairman on 19 January 2016
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