A Battle of Barnet heritage trail starting at Hadley Highstone is just one of the ambitious plans for providing a lasting legacy if funding can be obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an archaeological excavation of the battlefield site.
 “Four candles please” – a regular request at Bargain BuysBargain Buys is High Barnet’s answer to the decline of the High Street.
Barnet Museum is drawing up plans for a possible extension to its Wood Street premises and a programme of community activities if the go-ahead is given for an archaeological excavation on the site of the 1471 Battle of Barnet.
“Where is she?” . . . Steve Leveridge, education officer of the Barnet District Beekeepers Association, looking for the queen in a 50,000-strong bee hive at the Association’s High Barnet apiary

The busy bees of Barnet

Barnet’s bee population – and the borough’s beekeepers – are in very good shape thanks to the enthusiasm and good husbandry of the Barnet District Beekeepers Association.
From left to right Robert Colgate, Mrs Jenny Harrold, Mrs Sarah Housden and Ms Heather Colgate

Milestone for the almshouses

Descendants of the family that established the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes, which are tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, have unveiled a commemorative stone to mark their centenary.
Shameful excuses from BT mean slow internet speeds for many properties in High Barnet

High Barnet’s third-world broadband service

British Telecom reworks its ever-lasting litany of excuses and is finally being forced to admit to internet customers in High Barnet that it has no intention…
Christ Church School is being extensively renovated to provide a drop-in facility for the elderly

New beginning for former schoolhouse

After raising the staggering sum of half a million pounds, work has started on the first phase of an ambitious project to transform what was once Christ Church…
Thomas Watson Cottage Homes in Leecroft Road

The generosity of Barnet’s benefactors

Tucked away at the end of Leecroft Road, unseen by many local residents, are the Thomas Watson Cottage Homes, which celebrate their centenary this July.…
Dr Gillian Gear, Barnet Museum’s archivist (far left), with Mrs Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, Martin Russell, Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Greater London, and Mike Noronha, co-curator of the museum

Barnet Museum’s garden party brings history to life

Two local history projects connecting Barnet’s past to the present day have been officially unveiled at Barnet Museum as part of its annual Tea in the Park…

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A grandmother says she feels “demonised” by council officers who refused to cancel the eleven parking tickets she received after her car was stolen.
More than 170 council homes have been sold under Right to Buy in Barnet but no replacement homes have been started, according to new figures.
A man is recovering in hospital after being hit by a van.
PROPOSALS to increase council tax charges for benefits claimants by up to 60 per cent would be the “final nail in the coffin”, say cash-strapped families and those on disability benefits.
A ‘CHARITY’ shop suspected of breaching regulations over its lack of charitable connections is being investigated by trading standards officers.
BrFRIENDS, family and former council colleagues have paid tribute to the “dedicated” and “old-fashioned” ex-mayor of Barnet Don Goodman, who died last week, aged 84.
A “CHARITY” shop in High Barnet may be breaching fundraising rules after two registered charities denied having any connection to the high street store.
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Former school buildings beside the Byng Road entrance

Go ahead for Barnet environment centre rebuild

A donation of £750,000 will enable work to start this summer on the construction of a new…
The Battle of Barnet 1471

Archaeologists to find real site of Battle of Barnet

An application is to be made to the Heritage Lottery Fund to see if it would agree to pay…
34 bus at top of Barnet Hill

34 bus route too costly to extend

Transport for London has turned down a suggestion by the Barnet Society that by slightly…
Barnet Fair in the High Street

Town centre to be transformed

Local shops and businesses are pulling out all the stops to ensure a spectacular line-up…


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