1986 FINCHLEY IN GENERAL

 This area is easily identifiable by   
 three place names, North Finchley,    
 East Finchley and Finchley Central    
 (formerly Church End).                
 The block as a whole contains many    
 interesting places, many of historical
 significance. Despite no mention in   
 the original Domesday Book, there is  
 evidence of a Norman Church in the    
 area. In days gone by the area was    
 able to boast numerous celebrated     
 persons in the area especially from   
 the court of the riegning monarch.    
 Today Finchley's claim to fame is     
 probably the sitting MP, Mrs Margaret 
 Thatcher the first Lady Prime         
 Minister.                             
 There are currently many changes      
 occurring in the area both people and 
 building wise, and there is the usual 
 degree of controversy within the area 
 over such changes                     
 

Map of the area

What is Domesday?

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part…  read more here

In 2011 the BBC published the survey online and for six months invited updates to the photographs and text to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Shortly afterwards the website was added to The National Archives’ UK Government Web Archive.

If you are reading this via UK Government Web Archive, then the original Domesday search function and contact form will not work. This is a consequence of the archiving process. See Using Domesday for more details.