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St John the Baptist Church, Chipping Barnet

This well-illustrated, colourful book covers the history of the church from medieval times onwards, the benefactors, the choir , the bells… A4 format 26 pages...

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-059

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 Battle of Barnet in Fact and Fiction

This very recent publication, in full colour, marks not only the 550th anniversary of the battle , but it also examines the role of the key players in the battle together with depictions and interpretations of their personalities, roles and motivations from a wide variety of historical and literary sources . This book will be much appreciated by adults and children alike. 78 pages in A4 format....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-050

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

The Friern Hospital Story: the history of a Victorian lunatic asylum

This is the story of Colney Hatch asylum, one of many ‘large, purpose-built lunatic asylums’ opened by local authorities in the early 1800s. The book includes interviews with staff, patients and local residents, as well as many photographs and illustrations....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-031

The Second Boer War

This book records information about the service and family histories of several men of Chipping Barnet who served in the Second Boer war 1899-1902. The book explains the background to the conflict and charts the course of the war. It includes a timeline which explores some key events of the British Empire from 1600-to-date. 96 pages A4 format. ...

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-053

Trawling for Treasures - 80 years of Barnet's Local History 1927 to 2007

The Barnet Museum and Local History Society has searched its archives to provide a record of how the society and the Museum have developed since its foundation. Extracts of past lectures, details of events and memories of volunteers are included in its pages. Together they reflect the story of the town of Chipping Barnet and the area around it....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-004

Victorian Barnet and Barnet Now

18 page A4 booklet of photographs showing the changes that have taken place in Barnet High Street from the late Victorian era. Designed to be particularly useful for children, it is of interest to all ages....

Supplied by: Barnet Museum and Local History Society Product Ref: BTM-013

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