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Archived Articles January 2019 todate

Bid to resume Battle of Barnet archaeological dig

Feb 25, 2019 General News
Liz Bown, chair of the Barnet 1471 Battlefields Society, and committee member Ed Jones, are working on plans for a wreath laying ceremony at Hadley Highstone to commemorate those who fell at the Battle of Barnet of 14 April 1471.
Plans are afoot – if funding can be obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund – to re-start an archaeological…

Barnet Beyond Brexit - Update

Feb 25, 2019 General News
On 29 March the UK is likely to withdraw from the EU. What impact will this have on High Barnet, New Barnet,…

Fourth-generation family pitch at Barnet Market

Feb 25, 2019 General News
Forth generation Bones
David and Tyler Bone are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the opening of the family’s fruit and vegetable…

Trustees plan lasting memorial to Barnet philanthropist 2

Feb 19, 2019 General News
Richard Powles, trustee of the Gwyneth Cowing estate, on the steps of the artists’ studio that she had built in 1961 for Barnet Guild of Artists.
Trustees for the fields around Whalebones, where just over 150 new homes are planned, say they believe the…

Millie to live on in bronze

Feb 14, 2019 General News
John Somerville in his Wood Street studio
Barnet sculptor John Somerville, who has captured the image of countless rock stars and writers, is facing…

Barnet Beyond Brexit 3

Feb 09, 2019 General News
For our spring public forum, the Barnet Society has arranged for an expert panel to answer questions of local…

No shortage of demand for donated food

Feb 05, 2019 General News
Chipping Barnet foodbank volunteers Harold Williams and Monica Phelps prepare food items ready for distribution
Chipping Barnet foodbank is currently experiencing a spike in demand following the introduction of universal…

Plans for memorial to Millie, High Barnet’s feline celebrity 2

Feb 04, 2019 General News
Paula Gabb and Millie in happier times
Well over £1,200 has been donated already by well-wishers towards the cost of a memorial to the 17-year-old…

Samaritans reaching out to prevent suicidal thoughts

Jan 31, 2019 General News
Volunteers John Pyatt and Jacky Bishop ready to help at North London Samaritans’ new call centre
From its new call centre at Bowes Park, volunteers from the North London Samaritans are stepping up their…

Full house at Barnet homeless night shelter

Jan 29, 2019 General News
Preparing to serve an evening meal at the night shelter for the homeless at St Mark’s Church, Barnet Vale. From left to right, John Hay, Geoff Nicholson and the Reverend Tristan Chapman
Every Sunday this winter St Mark’s Church, Barnet Vale, becomes a night shelter for the homeless – “our…

Campaigning to save traditional public houses 1

Jan 22, 2019 General News
Gary Murphy, landlord of The Mitre, promoting his array of ales and craft beers
Gary Murphy, landlord at one of High Barnet’s highly-rated real ale pubs, the Mitre, is preparing for the…

Barnet Band celebrates its transformation from brass to wind 1

Jan 16, 2019 General News
Barnet Band, with conductor Ian Brookman, is holding an anniversary concert featuring music from the last 13 decades
Barnet Band, originally the High Barnet Foresters’ Brass Band, which started performing in 1889 – with just…

Barnet Councillors’ pledge to tackle rough sleepers and street drinkers 7

Jan 10, 2019 General News
Councillors Lisa Rutter (left) and Alison Cornelius examining a sleeping area of one of the rough sleepers outside Chipping Barnet Library
Chipping Barnet Residents Forum has been given an assurance that Barnet Council will take action to remove up…

Sociable feline stars on social media 6

Jan 08, 2019 High Street The Spires
Safety-conscious Millie regularly stops the traffic at she uses the zebra crossing from Chipping Barnet Library to the Spires Shopping Centre
High Barnet’s most precocious feline – Millie, the 17-year-old tabby that has made a name for herself at the…

Barnet’s FA Cup run excites former fans 2

Jan 08, 2019 Barnet Football Club
Tony Swingler guards his Underhill pitch mementos – “The Green, Green Grass...of Barnet FC
Barnet’s shock 1-0 defeat of Sheffield United – to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup – has re-awakened…

Keep Barnet Clean Campaign 6

Jan 03, 2019 General News
Keep Barnet Clean poster
“Don’t be mean, keep Barnet clean” is the message on posters which have been appearing outside parks and on…