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Plaque commemorates military history of former Inglis Barracks converted by Linden Homes in Mill Hill
L-R: Linden Homes MD Darren Maddox, Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet Martin Russell and Mayor of Barnet Melvin Cohen
A special plaque commemorating the military heritage of a former Mill Hill barracks has been unveiled by the Mayor of Barnet.
The former Inglis Barracks, in Bittacy Hill, was home to the Middlesex Regiment between 1905 and 1962 and later provided a base for the Army Postal Service.
It has recently been converted into apartments by developer Linden Homes but the exterior of one of the original buildings was preserved.
A commemorative plaque was unveiled on the wall of the officers’ mess on Wednesday, August 14, in front of various dignitaries and guests.
Among them was former colonel and President of the Middlesex Regimental Association Rex Cain, Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet Martin Russell and Barnet mayor Melvin Cohen.
The plaque was the idea of Mill Hill Councillor John Hart and was paid for by Linden Homes.
Cllr Hart said: “It was most heartening to see the plaque up on the wall. It is important because it is the sole reminder of the heritage of the site on the only remaining building.
“It is part of Mill Hill’s character and will be a reminder for the new inhabitants of the site’s military past.”
Linden Homes’ managing director Darren Maddox said: “We were delighted that so many could join us to witness the unveiling of the commemorative plaque.
“We have taken considerable efforts to ensure that the regeneration of the site and the refurbishment of the officer’s mess be delivered in a tasteful fashion.”
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