About Hadas

Welcome to Hadas, one of the most active archaeological societies within Greater London. From our base in the basement at Avenue House, East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE we cover archaeology throughout the London Borough of Barnet. The Hadas Working Party actively conduct field walking, surveying and excavations. We also have an excellent programme of outings and lectures throughout the year [more...]
 
  

News

August 2015
HADAS had a very successful dig at Clitterhouse farm, great support from the Clitterhouse Farm Project (www.clitterhouse.com).
A report will be published in a future newsletter. Here is a photo of the digging team after back-filling, taken by Thomas Ball of the Clitterhouse Farm Project.





Rare good news 
We hear from “Pinner Local History Society newsletter” no 127, Summer 2015 that:

“Heritage Lottery Fund have confirmed £3.6 million to transform Headstone Manor and Museum! Alongside £1million from Harrow Council and £270,000 from the John Lyon’s Charity this funding will completely transform Headstone Manor. The funding will be used to restore the medieval Headstone Manor building, the 16th century small barn, the 18th century Granary and build a new Welcome centre. The Manor House will become the home Harrow’s historic and nationally important collections.”

“With the help of this funding the museum will open in the summer of 2017.”

This good news contrasts sharply with Barnet Council’s closure of Church Farm Museum in Hendon in 2011 and the selling of the artefacts at auction, leaving a Grade II* building unoccupied. The building is still empty (Summer 2015) and no doubt like all empty buildings gradually deteriorating. 

Lectures & Events Diary

Features

 
Over the years HADAS members and others have produced a number of publications on both the archaeology and local history of the London Borough of Barnet. Some of these publications can now be purchased at specially reduced prices.
  
The course is currently full, but a waiting list is available.
For the academic year 2015/2016 HADAS are again running their post-excavation course, this year entitled "Finds in Focus". This course, which will concentrate on publishing results of previous HADAS excavations, will be tutored by Jacqui Pearce BA FSA MIfA and will take place on Wednesday evenings from 18.30 for two hours at Avenue House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE. There will be 22 sessions. The cost of the course will be covered by a donation to HADAS of £275. The course starts on Wednesday, 23rd September 2015.  For more details 

Newsletter Archive Project
The HADAS newsletters have been converted into digital form as part of a permanent archive. We are now busily converting the page images into text to create a complete and searchable archive covering over the 50 years of the Society's history.

Church End Farm Building Record

This is a record of the building history at Church End Farm. It was compiled as part of the post-excavation analysis of of an excavation (Site code CEF61) at Church End Farm Hendon in 1960s. 

Hendon House

Excavations at Hendon School prompted research into this important house in the history of Hendon.

Battle of Barnet

Members of Hadas are investigating the Wars of the Roses' site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet.

 
This link will take you to a list of the places HADAS has had outings to over the years, it is intended to help those who can't remember when we went to some place or another.

Woodhouse - home of Thomas Collins
Now the home of the Woodhouse Academy this beautiful old house has a fascinating history.......