Almost five years since Barnet Football Club played its last game at Underhill, its stadium off Barnet Lane is finally being demolished to make way for a 1,200-place Ark Academy secondary school.
Young mums and their babies were out in force at a protest meeting to try to force Barnet Council to abandon its decision to close the Barnet Breastfeeding Support Service – at an annual saving to the council of £75,000.
Houses and flats are being built at Elmbank just a few hundred yards from the smallholding in the woods and farmland at Whalebones.
January 15, 2018 1

Whalebones. Is this the future?

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A group of residents campaigning to stop housing development on the Whalebones farmland are investigating several options for safeguarding one of High Barnet’s much-loved green spaces.
Hilary Harrison, a member of the Battle of Barnet project team, looks on as trustee Michael Noronha tries out a medieval helmet newly acquired by Barnet Museum.
January 15, 2018

The Sallet

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A replica of a late medieval helmet of a kind worn by a knight or man-at-arms at the 1471 Battle of Barnet is the latest acquisition for an exhibition that is being planned at Barnet Museum to celebrate Barnet’s role in the Wars of the Roses.
Campaigners for Barnet’s teenage market, (from left to right), Kit Carter who represents Friends of Barnet Market on Barnet Town Team; Chris Nightingale, of Friends of Barnet Market; and Bob Burstow, Secretary of Barnet Town Team
January 09, 2018 1

Take off for teenage market

in High Street The Spires
The launch of Barnet’s teenage market – planned for Easter Saturday – is a step closer with the purchase of twenty stalls that will fill the bandstand area in front of the Waitrose supermarket at the Spires shopping centre.
New homes in the Elmbank development are transforming the junction of Wood Street and Barnet Road
Dec 27, 2017 2

Changing face of High Barnet

Big new housing developments such as Elmbank, opposite the Arkley public house, are changing the face of High Barnet – and plans are likely to be presented…
Natasha Nightingale (left) and Candy Ward, at Nightingales Emporium in Brake Shear House
Dec 27, 2017 2

Artists launch Nightingales Emporium

After remaining empty and abandoned for over a year, High Barnet’s historic Brake Shear House, just off the High Street, has been brought back to life as…
Millie stations herself outside Waitrose ready to acknowledge the strokes of her many admirers
Dec 27, 2017 9

Millie the cat: online sensation

Millie the Waitrose cat, already dubbed High Barnet’s most sociable feline, has been inundated with good will messages after shoppers at the Spires were told…
Removing bricks in a cottage wall exposed the hidden wallpaper.  Emma Hardy (left) with Penny Mayes.
Dec 19, 2017

Hidden secret in Wood Street

Two historic cottages at the corner of Wood Street and Manor Road have revealed a secret that has been hidden for 150 years or more – and it gives a glimpse of…
Unless favourite footpaths and walks are included in the new 2026 definitive map they might be lost forever
Dec 12, 2017

Preserving footpaths – you can help

Local residents are being urged by the Barnet Society to support a campaign to make sure historic footpaths are properly registered so as to ensure they are…
Ready for the opening of the Barnet Christmas Fayre (from left to right), the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Brian Salinger, the Mayoress, Kate Salinger, Tom Salinger and Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet
Dec 04, 2017

A fun day for Barnet children

A damp Sunday afternoon did little to dampen the excitement for countless children who enjoyed the traditional fun fair that has become such a popular…
Greta Nellie Druce, 102 in November, getting ready for a sing song with her hair stylist Pammie Sardillo (left) and her daughter Diane Druce at JJ’s hairdressing salon in Alston Road, Barnet.
Nov 30, 2017

Hairdo sing-along for Barnet centenarian

A sing song going through favourites of yester-year is a highlight at a Barnet hairdressing salon when 102-year-old Greta Nellie Druce pays her weekly visit to…
High Barnet tube station’s approach road: ample space for a mini-bus or Hoppa bus to Barnet Hospital?
Nov 29, 2017 3

Why no bus from tube to hospital?

A long-running campaign by the Barnet Society to persuade Transport for London to run a bus service from High Barnet tube station to Barnet Hospital and the…
Camp follower Isabella Henman whose job it was to help dress soldiers in full armour and livery
Nov 27, 2017 1

Medieval conflict at church

A re-enactment of armed combat from the time of the Battle of Barnet of 1471 filled the garden in front of the parish church of St John the Baptist to promote…
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