Barnet History Books
FamLoc displays details of Barnet history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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“High above London are the old settlements of Chipping Barnet and Hadley, halfway to St Albans from the City. Both villages prospered from many inns, crucial to horse traffic before the age of steam. The railway changed things, giving rise to an entirely new suburb, New Barnet, when commuting to and from London became possible. But Hadley survived almost untouced and is today an unusual London area with a splended wealth of Georgian houses overlooking open spaces.”
– Barnet and Hadley Past
“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.”
– Barnet Then and Now
We list Barnet history books and maps that are available to buy online. We at FamLoc are very much interested in republishing out-of-print local history books and making them available to a new generation. Your suggestions are welcome.
We also include maps because they are a valuable source for making sense of the location and street names. Of particular interest are the Godfrey Edition maps, which are printed at a large scale, have street names included, and have the bonus of extracts from directories on the reverse, showing the names and proprietors of shops, doctors, etc.