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

Barnes How It Used To Be

I was 3 when we moved to barnes, I remember distinctly as if it were yesterday going down to the High Street with my mum when I was about 6 or 7 especially going to the 2 toy shops that used to be there, one was called the Spinning Wheel on the left hand side of the high street and the other my mum used to call the GI ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnes by geoffreydunsby1

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

Convent Of The Sacred Heart Barnes

So sorry to read Renukadelima's comment about her sister, Geeta, who went to the Sacred Heart in Barnes in 1959. I was also there and my name is Suzanne DUPREZ and I do remember Geeta, as she was in the same class as me at the convent. I was sorry to hear that Geeta was killed in a car accident. I lived in ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnes by calmwaters28