Tony Swingler guards his Underhill pitch mementos – “The Green, Green Grass...of Barnet FC
January 08, 2019 1

Barnet’s FA Cup run excites former fans

in Barnet Football Club
Barnet’s shock 1-0 defeat of Sheffield United – to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup – has re-awakened tales of other memorable matches from the years Barnet played at the Underhill stadium before the club moved to Edgware in 2013.
Keep Barnet Clean poster
January 03, 2019 5

Keep Barnet Clean Campaign

in General News
“Don’t be mean, keep Barnet clean” is the message on posters which have been appearing outside parks and on street signs around Barnet in a do-it-yourself campaign by local youngsters.
Well Cottage, at the top of Wellhouse Lane, which is the home of Whalebones tenant farmer Peter Mason, would retain sufficient land for rearing geese and poultry. Originally two cottages, dating back to around 1650, it was the home of well keepers who supplied water for the horses of the carters and drovers who stopped off in Barnet when taking hay and forage into London or when leaving with loads of horse manure and ash.
December 28, 2018 3

Plans for houses and public parkland in Whalebones

in Planning
A woodland walkway, a healing garden and children’s play area are among the latest proposals for inclusion in the fields and woods that make up the Whalebones estate in Wood Street, Barnet, where developers are proposing to build around 150 new homes.
Tam Hughes, High Barnet milkman for 32 years, back in Granville Road visiting one of the streets in his former round
Dec 28, 2018 5

Farewell to Tam the Milkman – end of an era

Customers and friends have been paying tribute to High Barnet’s popular milkman, Tam Hughes, whose franchise with Milk and More was terminated at short notice…
Diggers at work at the Old Ford Manor Golf Club, but are planning conditions being observed?
Dec 08, 2018 4

Earthworks remodelling Barnet golf course

Earthworks remodelling Barnet golf course For some weeks past a constant stream of tipper lorries has been unloading top-soil and sub-soil at the northern end…
Work is nearing completion on Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Byng Road.
Dec 07, 2018

State-of-the-art care promised at children’s hospice

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is rapidly reaching completion in the grounds of the nature reserve maintained by Barnet Environment Centre in Byng Road, Barnet.
Oliver Deed (right) in the full splendour of his “Come on You Bricks” outfit along with fellow supporter Tony Swingler
Dec 06, 2018

“Bricks” up against “Bees”

“Come on you Bricks” is now rivalling the Barnet football chant of “Up the Bees” as supporters of Hadley Football Club promote their much-improved recent…
Post box on Barnet High Street decorated with knitted animals
Dec 06, 2018

Posting a letter helps animal rescue centre

Many of the Royal Mail post boxes around Barnet, Potters Bar and Brookmans Park have been decorated for Christmas with a seasonal display of knitted animals in…
Hertsmere Council is consulting on the possibility of building up to 2,620 new homes
Dec 06, 2018 6

Building Threat on Potters Bar & South Mimms Green Belt

Hertsmere Council is consulting on the possibility of building up to 2,620 new homes plus new places of work between Wrotham Park and Potters Bar, westwards as…