Barnes, Greater London
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barnes and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Howard Family Of Barnes And Hammersmith

My Great-Great-Grandad, Henry Howard, lived in the early 1800’s - a time of great rural depression - and so he left his Devon home to look for work in London with the result that several generations of my family lived in the Hammersmith area. The story is that he walked all the way. No doubt the ...Read full memory

Always My Home.

Barnes was the place no matter what year I grew up there from 1951 born in Cleveland rd, I remember the pond freezing over and walking to the Island slipping and sliding on the ice...floating my boat.. with my dad..feeding the ducks on a sunny warm day...most of the lovely trees have gone, the Island has changed its not wild ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnes by Susan Fisher

Growing Up In Barnes 1950s

We moved to Glebe Road in 1952 (Cousland) and it was a wonderful place for children. We had a back gate opening on to the common and made full use of it. The grass was cut every year and baled for hay and we used to rush out and build houses from the bales. Every Friday we were allowed to buy 2ozs of sweets from Mr ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnes by Liz Mc Laren