Smoke and fire at the Festival
June 11, 2019 2

Barnet is now London’s go-to medieval festival

in General News
Barnet’s second medieval festival proved such a success that the organisers are confident they have laid the foundations for an annual event that could become London’s top attraction for Wars of the Roses military re-enactors and enthusiasts.
Mr Freeman, who is retiring at the age of 60 at Victoria Bakery
June 11, 2019 10

Closure of historic Barnet bakery

in High Street The Spires
Victoria Bakery, a High Barnet institution for well over half a century, is closing down after the retirement of its owner James Freeman, a fifth-generation baker.
High Barnet Station from the east. Will the development be over the tracks – or the greenery?
June 03, 2019 16

High density housing for High Barnet station?

in Planning
According to a circular being distributed around Chipping Barnet, proposals are being developed to ‘improve’ the area around High Barnet station. These will include new public space and new homes, including affordable homes.
Keith West and his painting of the victorious King Edward IV at the 1471 Battle of Barnet
Jun 01, 2019

Battle painting unveiled at Spires’ celebration

A new oil painting depicting the 1471 Battle of Barnet by local painter Keith West was unveiled in the Barnet Museum shop in the Spires – one of the events…
Ursula Stone is hoping to expand Flower Bank, a pioneering New Barnet project for making use of unwanted supermarket flowers
Jun 01, 2019

Surplus flowers don’t go to waste

A pioneering New Barnet project for re-using supermarket flowers that have passed their sell-by dates is hoping to secure Lottery funding to expand its work…
Medieval artist Graham Turner at work on his oil painting of the Battle of Barnet
May 28, 2019

Heraldic banners promoting Barnet Medieval Festival

Wars of the Roses heraldic banners, which are on display the full length of Barnet High Street, will provide a spectacular welcome for visitors to the second…
Louise Rolfe with her award for the independent gift retailer of the year for shops inside the M25 motorway.
May 26, 2019

Barnet gift shop scoops up top prize

After 18 years of hard graft building up custom for her Barnet High Street gift shop, former actress Louise Rolfe has won a top accolade for highly rated…
Two swarms of bees are the first arrivals at a school farm which is being established at Totteridge Academy under the care of charity farm manager Sarah Alun-Jones
May 26, 2019 3

Farming experience for Totteridge Academy

A school farm to be established in a 5.8 acre-field next to Totteridge Academy, in Barnet Lane, is to start off with a mini flock of Shetland sheep and several…
Dr Thomas Renz, rector of St Mary’s Monken Hadley, is shown the site of the 33ft deep shaft that will have to be dug beside the historic gates – a task that project manager Mark Lusher says presents considerable challenges given the number of historic and listed buildings nearby
May 26, 2019

Monken Hadley road closure until late July

Motorists face a ten-week closure of the road through the historic gates at Monken Hadley in order to allow Thames Water to carry out much-delayed repair work…