Barnet Then & Now - in Colour, by Yasmine Webb
Published by The History Press in 2013, 96 pages. Paperback (N6466)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: 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 similarities.
The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Barnet, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of North London and beyond....