I joined a "side" of clog morris dancers known as The Old Bull" in 1980. We all attended weekly practices and danced out at various local pubs in the area. Our practice venue was a former pub known as the Old Bull. It was purchased by Barnet Urban District Council in 1963 with a view to ...Read full memory
Having responded privately to Steve Laidlaw and now read other log-ins I have decided to add some of my own 'gleanings'. Now residing in New Zealand but having been born and raised in Barnet, and having traced my family history back some 300 years in Barnet/Hadley, I now have sufficient information to build a reliable ...Read full memory
I have no memories of Barnet myself but I have recently learned since my dad passed away that my grandad came from Barnet and was born there by all accounts. His name was William George Wanstall, born on the 22nd January 1907, his mother was Annie Wanstall, nee Keating, and his father was of the same name as himself, William ...Read full memory
My Great Uncle, Harry Mountford, left Nottingham in the early 1930's and came to New Barnet where he opened up a Chemist Shop at 16 Station Road, New Barnet and then another one at 6 Potters Road. He ran the Chemist shops until his retirement in 1962. To my surprise I recently found a Chemist shop bearing the Mountford ...Read full memory
My name is Steve Laidlaw, I was born in Barnet, and at the age of 5 went to Cromer Road School. Myself and three brothers loved growing up in Barnet, my grandfather owned the building firm Laidlaw and Sons where on Saturdays we would earn two and six for cleaning the cement mixers that my father Peter and his work mates would have ...Read full memory
I lived at 241 mays lane I worked at hatton and street new barnet great job removals suction sweep cleaners coal round and tree felling so variable . im 76 now but it just seems like yesterday. barnet cinema I always seem to meet joan day inside she lived in new barnet Victoria rd I think. I joined the royal navy in the summer of that year
I was one year old when WW2 began - in 1938. Most of my visual memories stem from that time. I remember, without any facts to support them, the large white house that stood in the grounds of Waitrose Car Park and was in ruins one morning on my way to Byng Road School - the tiny cottages beside HADLEY INFANT'S ...Read full memory
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