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‘A School of our own’: Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School Barnet

A history of Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School in Chipping Barnet, written to celebrate the school's 125th anniversary....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-030

800 Years of Barnet Market

Barnet Market received its Royal Charter in 1199. In this book Jennie Lee Cobban and Doreen Willcocks explore 800 years of the Market's colourful history....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-003

A County of Small Towns

Development of Herts' urban landscape to 1800. Brings together research into the origins, growth and topography of Hertfordshire towns....

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A Thousand Years of Barnet Boundaries

12 page A4 booklet describing Barnet's boundary over 1000 years, including it's early history and place names....

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A Walk around Chipping Barnet 1 (Barnet Hill)

An 8 page A5 booklet describing a walk around Chipping Barnet (focussing on Barnet Hill), highlighting buildings and other aspects of historic interest along the route, with map and drawings of some of the buildings....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-039

A Walk around Chipping Barnet 2 (Wood Street and High Street)

An 8 page A5 booklet describing a walk around Chipping Barnet (focussing on a route from Wood Street to the High Street), highlighting buildings and other aspects of historic interest along the route, with map and drawings of some of the buildings....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-045

A Walk around East Barnet

An 8 page A5 booklet describing a walk around East Barnet, highlighting buildings and other aspects of historic interest along the route, with a map and drawings of some of the buildings....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-037

A Walk around New Barnet

An 8 page A5 booklet describing a walk around New Barnet, highlighting buildings and other aspects of historic interest along the route, with map and drawings of some of the buildings...

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-038

Barnet 1471

Well illustrated book about the 1471 Battle of Barnet from the 'Battleground' series....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-017

Barnet History Journal, vol 1, 2017

Barnet History Journal 2017 contains a series of articles about Barnet history, with topics ranging from a dispute at a medieval tennis match to airships in World War One. Produced by Barnet Museum and Local History Society, this is the first Barnet History Journal, which is planned to be an annual publication....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-043

Barnet Physic Well

The story of Barnet Physic Well, ‘the tourist attraction that never quite made it’....

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Barnet Royal Timeline

The booklet describes the royal associations with Barnet (focussing on Chipping Barnet, East Barnet, New Barnet, Hadley and surrounding areas). It has been produced to mark the visit by HRH The Duke of Gloucester to Barnet Museum in May 2017....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-044

Centenary of 'The Elizabethan'

This 40+ page A5 booklet contains extracts from 100 years of 'The Elizabethan', the school magazine of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School for Boys in Barnet from 1876 to 1976....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-014

Friern Barnet, The Library that refused to close

The story of the campaign from 2011-13 to keep Friern Barnet Library open. (£2 per copy donated to Friern Barnet Community Library.)...

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Geoffrey de Mandeville and London’s Camelot, ghosts, mysteries and the occult in Barnet

Historian and archaeologist Jennie Lee Cobban explores the occult mysteries of the Barnet area, delves into its hidden history and brings to life some of the bizarre characters who have lived in this most surprising of London suburbs....

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Georgian Hadley

A series of articles about Georgian houses in Monken Hadley, a quiet area just to the north of Chipping Barnet, that still retains some of these houses today....

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Hertfordshire Militia Lists (Totteridge)

A5 c.20 page booklet with militia lists from the parish of Totteridge for most of the years from 1758 to 1785....

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Historic Barnet

A series of short articles on the history of Chipping Barnet and the surrounding area. Includes the Battle of Barnet, Barnet Physic Well, Barnet Workhouse, the coming of the railways to Barnet, Barnet Fair and much more....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-001

Monken Hadley Church and Village

A history of Monken Hadley, including the church (and its beacon which was lit to warn on the coming Spanish Armada), sport, Hadley Brewing, Hadley windmill, shop, schools and famous residents, such as David Livingstone....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-010

Opposite the Prince

Memories of growing up in East Barnet between 1923 and 1926. 'It shows a colourful, lost world full of action, pathos and humour.'...

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Rambles Round Barnet, Volume 2

In 1947 the treasurer of the newly formed Barnet Society Mr E.H. Lucas was asked by the society to produce a report on the condition of local footpaths. This led to the publication of a booklet in 1948 called Rambles Round Barnet. As part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations, some of the walks were revised and reprinted. This is the second volume of these walks....

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Some notes about the Memorials and other inscription in the church of Saint John the Baptist Chipping Barnet

The memorials and other inscriptions from the Church of St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet, including those of the Chipping Barnet War Memorial. The 20+ page A5 booklet includes a plan of the church....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-016

The Battle of Barnet

A 14 page A4 booklet about the Battle of Barnet, including the background, the battle, weapons and armour used, and contemporary sources relating to the battle. The booklet includes photographs, maps and diagrams....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-025

The Chipping Barnet War Memorial World War One

This book tells of the men on the memorial from World War One: who they were, and where and when they fell in the war. Interwoven with this is a timeline of the war and its main battles. The book contains lots of images and a number of appendixes (including a cross reference guide showing other Barnet war memorials that these men appear on)....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-021

The Chipping Barnet War Memorial World War Two

Following on from our 2015 publication about the men on the Chipping Barnet War Memorial who died in World War One, we have now researched the 149 men and women from World War Two. This book tells their stories inside a timeline of World War Two and alongside articles about their, and Barnet’s, part in the War....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-042

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