Barnet Then and Now

Written by  Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:07
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Old and new photographs of local buildings and views have been brought together in Barnet Then and Now, a new book on the local history and topography of what is now the London Borough of Barnet.

Yasmine Webb, who was formerly collections manager for the Barnet local studies group, took photographs for the book to show the contrast between past and present views of familiar sites across this part of north London.

...images illustrate how Barnet, despite undergoing many changes, has managed to retain its historic identity...

She says the contrasting images illustrate how Barnet, despite undergoing many changes, has managed to retain its historic identity.

“The charming geographical layout of the highest hills and adjoining valleys of north London create fantastic views that have been well documented by numerous artists and writers.

Barnet Then & Now by Yasmine WebbBarnet Then & Now by Yasmine Webb“Choosing the images that give the architecture its merit was both a challenge and a labour of love due to the size and topography of the borough.”

Although not heavily industrialised, there were some notable commercial concerns within the boundaries of what is now the London borough.

Local factories such as Aeronautics in Hendon, STC Telephones & Cables in Friern Barnet and Simms Motor Units in East Finchley provided local employment; Ms Webb believes they brought communities together.  Barnet Then and Now, to be published by the History Press, price £14.99, on 1.11.2013.

For details of discounted copies, depending on number purchased, contact Paul Field, History Press

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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 30 December 2014 20:38 posted by Mary pearce

    I went to Osidge Library to listen to a talk from Yasmine Webb only to discover it had been cancelled.

    I would like to get in touch with her with a view to her giving some talks to Barnet U3A Local History group and a group at Grahame Park.

    Would you be kind enough to ask her to contact me. Many thanks

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 15 July 2015 02:56 posted by alan watts

    does anyone know of a man called mark togood lives in barnet we worked together in the city a company called the warwick group any info please email me alansden@hotmail.co.uk

  • Comment Link Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:17 posted by alan watts

    Can anyone help me on this site to find a old friend mark too good works in London for Addison Lee they won't give personal details out but if someone knows him give him my email we used to work together in London for the Warwick group car company my name is alan email alansden@hotmail.co.uk thank you

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