The Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Gateway Opening

The Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Gateway Opening

Opening of theQueen Elizabeth IICommemoration Gateway     At 11.45 am on 10th May 2024, The Queen Elizabeth Commemoration Gateway was opened at the entrance to Hendon Park in Queen’s Road, Hendon NW4, close to the Holocaust Memorial garden. The Commemoration...
BWMA Service of Remembrance 2023

BWMA Service of Remembrance 2023

Barnet War Memorial AssociationService of Remembranceat Finchley Memorial Hospital 2023      For the last few years, it has been the custom of the Association to hold a short remembrance service at Finchley Memorial Hospital on the Friday nearest to...
Dutch War Graves Service 2023

Dutch War Graves Service 2023

Dutch War Graves Service 2023       On Friday 18th September 2023, a day when the weather could not make up its mind whether to shine or to soak us, children from five local schools gave up their lunch break to pay their respects to 254 Dutch war dead...
A Visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester

A Visit from HRH The Duke of Gloucester

HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG CVOVisits The War Memorial       On a chilly, grey November afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO took time out of a very busy schedule to visit Finchley Memorial Hospital to view the new war memorial...
Dutch War Memorial Service

Dutch War Memorial Service

“Forgotten Heroes”Dutch War Memorial Service At 2 pm on Friday 16th September 2022 children from five local schools paid homage to more than 180 Dutch war dead buried in the Dutch Garden of Remembrance in Westminster Cemetery, Milespit Hill, Mill Hill,...
Finchley War Memorial Dedication

Finchley War Memorial Dedication

FinchleyWar MemorialDedication On 26th September a grand ceremony took place at the new Finchley War Memorial to dedicate a brand new edifice. Finchley missed out on a public war memorial, which was erected by virtually every other London district, because it was...
Finchley War Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Finchley War Memorial Dedication Ceremony

The Dedication Of Finchley’sNew War Memorial On a sunny afternoon on Sunday 26th September 2021, an impressive ceremony was held by Barnet War Memorials Association to dedicate a new war memorial in the grounds of Finchley Memorial Hospital.   The memorial...
Finchley War Memorial

Finchley War Memorial

Finchley War Memorial Until this year Finchley has never had a public war memorial. Therefore, a large number of Finchley residents, who had given their lives in the two World Wars, have had no grave or memorial where their families can pay their respects.  ...
Finchley War Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Progress Update…

Progress Update… Construction Complete! At the end of the Great War, the name of the local Finchley Community Hospital was changed to Finchley War Memorial Hospital to commemorate the War Dead, but there were no names recorded.   Mick Crick and I, with the...
Progress Report…

Progress Report…

Progress Report… An update by Catherine IPL Loveday As a child I was puzzled by the absence of my Father’s name on the local War Memorial.   In 1994 I approached the local authority to request, that as a hero of the Second World War who was killed on active...