The newly formed Friends Of Avenue House held an open day to promote the cash-strapped Victorian mansion on Sunday.
The free afternoon of entertainment entitled Tours, Trees And Teas helped raise almost £5,000 for the grade-II listed building in East End Road, East Finchley, which was entrusted to the authorities from Henry Charles “Inky” Stephens in 1918 as a facility for residents of the area.
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CELEBRITIES joined hundreds of residents at an open day in aid of saving a historic community building in Finchley from closure.
Harry Potter star, Imelda Staunton and her husband, Jim Carter who recently played the butler in ITV’s drama Downton Abbey, were amongst a 400-strong crowd who attended Avenue House in East End Road on Sunday.
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Tuesday 1st March: A meeting was called by concerned residents of Finchley to resurrect the “Friends of Avenue House”.
Around 7:30pm, Sandra Rebak chaired a meeting of over forty residents to set up a reformed Friends of Avenue House and raise funds for AHET. (the Avenue House Estate Trust.)
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