Suffragettes at the Farm!

Clitterhouse Farm Project.

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 Comes Back Home to Cricklewood!

handley pageHandley 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 WarPeter Elliot, Head of Archives at the RAF Museum at HendonPeter 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 – luisa@clitterhouse.com – for further information.

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Guided History Tour

Guided History Tour: Cricklewood Aerodrome and Clitterhouse Farm

Did you know there were regular flights from Cricklewood to Paris… in a converted bomber? Surely not!

Back due to popular demand after last year’s well received tour, local artist Alistair Lambert will lead an illustrated walking tour starting at and returning to Cricklewood Rail station via Claremont road, Brent Terrace and Clitterhouse Farm.

Explore the eastern block of Cricklewood and discover several sites of rapid historical change: from the fields that fed the growing city  to war factories and eventually model suburban living.

You will also meet some surprising characters along the way.

An enthusiastic and entertaining guide as well as an accomplished local artist, Alistair has made an artwork especially for this event that will be viewed for the first time as part of this tour.

No booking necessary.

Meet at Cricklewood Train Station at 3pm.  The tour will then walk up Claremont Road to Clitterhouse Farm.

The walk lasts up to two hours and will take place whatever the weather. Bring a brolly and a friend!

Any questions please email: admin@cricklewoodopenstudios.org