Barnet Then & Now

Barnet Then & Now

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Barnet is an area of considerable topographical contrast, from the highest points of Barnet town and Mill Hill in the north gradually descending east and west into spectacular landscapes and valleys. Well into the twentieth century, like many parts of London, its physical development began to accelerate. Aircraft manufacturing hugged the Edgware Road with Grahame White Ltd, Airco, Handley Page and De Havilland joining the providers associated with flying. Today Barnet remains a highly desirable residential area, retaining much of its architectural charm. Trace these developments through a wonderful collection of archive images contrasted with modern equivalents, revealing some amazing changes and unexpected more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 8mm | 290.3g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752488325
  • 9780752488325

About Yasmine Webb

Yasmine Webb has worked in Local Studies and Archives Collections for thirty-three years and is currently the Barnet Local Studies & Archives Collections Manager, giving her a fantastic understanding of the history of London's suburbs and Barnet in particular. She has contributed articles to various local publications, including the Barnet Press, organized exhibitions on Islington local history and arts, and regularly gives talks on local history and runs local history more