“Barnet War Memorials Association (BWMA) consists of a small group of volunteers who are locating, cataloguing, researching and photographing war memorials in the London Borough of Barnet in North London.
Our objectives are to identify and provide a permanent record of Memorials in the London Borough of Barnet which commemorate the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in the service of the Crown in the First and Second World Wars and in other conflicts.”
“We are a group who meet once a month in Whetstone for lectures.
Barnet National Trust Association was formed in 1979 for local members of the National Trust to meet like minded people and get more from their membership. We are a friendly group who have now opened up our membership to those who are not National Trust members.
We have a monthly lecture programme as well as day outings, an annual 5 day holiday, a quiz, lunches, coffee mornings and other events. Our members also receive 3 newsletters a year, by email or post.
We welcome new members and we are always interested in recruiting people who would like to help with the organisation of our programme.
The annual membership is £8 plus £6 for additional family members at the same address.”
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“Welcome to the Friern Barnet & District Local History Society. We are a young society but we are active, not only in researching the past, but recording the present for future historians.
Our founder, John Donovan, lived in Friern Barnet between 1966 and 1995. He became concerned that nothing was being done to record and preserve the history of the area and before long there would be nobody left who remembered it. He decided to start a local history society and in late 1999 he gathered together a few like-minded people and the Society was formed. We had our first public meeting in September 2000, at the former Friern Barnet Town Hall, and by the end of that year we had a membership of over 100.
It was named “Friern Barnet and District” as a reflection of its interest in not only the area covered by the former Friern Barnet Urban District Council but also the neighbouring areas of New Southgate, North Finchley and Whetstone.
Our aims are to encourage the preservation of things of local interest, to study and record local history and to arrange lectures on topics of local and general historical interest.
We publish a Newsletter four times a year and we produce a number of publications on various topics.
We hold ten public meetings a year and occasionally organise walks around the area.”
“Our Local History Society helps you find more about Barnet’s past and meet other people who enjoy history.
Barnet Record Society was formed in 1927 after a group of local people became concerned that Barnet’s past was being lost and decided to start a collection of documents and objects relating to the history of Barnet and the surrounding areas. The Society’s first exhibition was held in the Barnet Council Chamber. However, as the years passed, the collection grew, and on 19 March 1938 it was given a permanent home at 31 Wood Street, where it has remained. After discovering that people thought the word ‘record’ indicated a music society, the name was changed in 1967 to Barnet & District Local History Society. It is now ‘Barnet Museum and Local History Society’.”
Barnet Museum, 31 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BE
“The Society exists to promote and carry out the fascinating hobby that is metal detecting. From its humble beginnings in 1978 it has grown to be the foremost metal detecting club in the Hertfordshire area. It boasts a membership of well over 100 with 130 being our ceiling figure.
We hold regular monthly meetings where our members enjoy a variety of guest speakers. They have the opportunity to show their latest finds to other members and also record them with Julian Watters the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Finds Liaison Officer (FLO). The finds, if found on a club rally, can then be entered into the monthly finds competition.”