Barnet Then and Now

Written by  Thursday, 17 October 2013 12:07
Image from the book - Barnet Then and Now Image from the book - Barnet Then and Now
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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

3 comments

  • 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

Leave a comment

Comments are welcome from both members and non members

English Croatian Estonian French German Hindi Italian Malay Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Ukrainian
The photograph shows the trees on 16th February 2016

Rambles round Barnet booklet and geotourist.com updates

Correction: ‘Rambles’ Vol. 2 Walk 5 (ii) Paragraph 5. The additional information in…
College doors open for community

Barnet and Southgate College: 'Our doors are open'

High Barnet residents have been invited to come up with ideas to use the facilities at…
MP Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers opposes golf course landfill

Local residents who are against plans for tree-felling and landfill on the site of Old…
George Tranda beside the 100-year-old oak tree in Whitings Road which Barnet Council intend to fell

Tie a yellow ribbon

A yellow ribbon is tied around the trunk, and the words “save me” have been sprayed onto…
barnetsociety More shots of Hadley Green. Refresh yourselves afterwards @MonkenHolt @SpizzicoBarnet @Melange_melange #Barnet https://t.co/VBp8ybrP8f
10hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety Hadley Green this evening https://t.co/6eG4d2vVA6
11hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety RT @jhnclrk1: @BarnetADAC Stags at @WestminsterMile with one PB. Power of the red shorts. Bring on #GoldenStagMile 20/07/2016 https://t.co/
12hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety RT @BoydensKitchen: @BoydensKitchen open in n11 and en5 tomorrow 8 till 5 last food 4pm X #bankholiday #brunch #smallbusiness #thatsall
12hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety RT @MonkenHolt: England vs Russia 11 June 8pm kick off bbq and she after the game!! It's all England on the Queens birthday! https://t.co/T
17hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety RT @northernline: Morning, just a quick tweet to let you know there's no planned works on the line today & a good service is operating. Hav…
17hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety RT @Melange_melange: make sure to get your bank holiday booking in before it's too late! either by phone or via https://t.co/EmNjPskgz3 htt…
17hreplyretweetfavorite
barnetsociety RT @railwaybarnet: SPORTING SUNDAY England v Sri Lanka 🏏🏏 Barnsley v Mill Wall 3PM⚽️ England v Wales 3PM🏉 Cavan v Armagh 3.30PM🏐... htt…
17hreplyretweetfavorite