Hendon & District Archaeological Society (HADAS) carried out a successful archaeological dig at the Farm last summer (2015) and unearthed some interesting artefacts which have helped shed some light on parts of the Farm’s early history. The team are returning to the Farm this summer to conduct a second larger excavation (20-27th July 2016). They will be located on the Clitterhouse Playing Fields side of the Farm and will start each day at 9.30am. There are no specific events associated with the event, but please feel free to drop by and say hello and find out what the team have uncovered.
We’re planning a small history event at the Farm on Monday 28th March, which will focus on the suffragette movement and the life of Gladice Keevil – an influential suffragette who was born at Clitterhouse Farm. There will be a presentation by Barnet local Mary Rowland who has carried out extensive research on the suffragettes of Holloway prison.
Our pop-up café – which is currently undergoing a makeover – will be open and serving hots drinks and snacks. We will also be offering some free barista training from 4pm. Please email paulette(@)clitterhouse(dot)com if you are interested in taking part. Places are limited.
This event is also part of the Find Your London #FindYourLDN Festival programme. You can find out more details of the other activities in the area – including a history walk to the farm – here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cricklewood-spring-tickets-21538030830
Handley Page was an innovative aircraft design and manufacturing company based in Cricklewood between 1912 and the early 1960s. It is also associated with the start of civil aviation between 1919 and 1929 at Cricklewood Aerodrome, which is now the Golders Green Estate.
Clitterhouse Farm are excited to be hosting a history event to celebrate Handley Page’s connection to Cricklewood. Speakers include Rob Langham, author of the recently published book: Bloody Paralyser: The Giant Handley Page Bombers of the First World War; Peter Elliot, Head of Archives at the RAF Museum at Hendon; Peter Hart, oral historian from the Imperial War Museum and Mary Bennett, local resident with childhood memories of Cricklewood Aerodrome.
The event will be held in The Acorn Theatre at Whitefiled School. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Please contact Luisa Vallejo – firstname.lastname@example.org – for further information.