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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

High Road, Whetstone
The Friern Barnet Photo Archive
High Road, Whetstone

Numbers 1363-1365 (Haven Bar) photographed on 5 January 2010.
Picture added on 06 January 2010 at 12:51
Thought I recognised this! It's the old Sainsbury's that I remember from boyhood in the 1950s! It was more a covered market than a supermarket: you could buy groceries, dairy, meat, cooked meat and so on by joining queues at different counters (and paying at each counter separately).

Viewing this wonderful collection of Whetstone photos has brought it home to me just what a social revolution has taken place in my lifetime. In the 1950's the shops were largely grocers, butchers, greengrocers, fishmongers and drapers. (Well, one draper called, with delusions of grandeur, 'Hardwick Hall' seemed to have taken over most of the premises at the South end of the High Road.) Much shopping was done on foot on weekday mornings and afternoons. Wickerwork trolleys were popular with the older women.
Added by Nigel Wood on 20 February 2012
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