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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Holly Park School
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Holly Park School

Woodwork teacher, name unknown, c1944
Picture added on 15 February 2015 at 12:03
This looks very much like Fred Barnum
Anonymous comment added on 20 February 2015
His name was Mr Barnum really nice man. I wonder if my stool is still there.
Added by Rufus Jones on 23 February 2015
I remember Mr Barnham in Wood Work class a very enouragment He had a notice on the wall of Class Room 'Measure twice Cut once' which I have always rememered
Added by John Selves on 27 February 2015
Mr Barnum
Was the Wood Work Teacher in the Temporary Buildings build after the war He was such an encouragement as my teacher for that I thought I might work At a job involving wood work
Added by John Selves on 02 March 2015
hi, I was a friend of David Selves. He lived in Holly Park Rd. Any relation? Rufus.
I remember the: measure twice - cut once. It has kept me in good standing for all of my life.

Added by Rufus Jones on 03 March 2015
The wood work department was in the prefab building. I became a commercial diver. Believe it or not, divers had to use wood work skills on deck. Mr Barnum's voice often came to mind whilst working on a project. Good old Bad old days.
Added by Rufus Jones on 03 March 2015
I remember Mr.Barnum as the woodwork teacher at Friern Barnet County School would have been 1963.Trouble is I did not recognise him as I think he would have probably been nearing retirement by then.Holly Park was then closed around 1959 ish .
Added by Gary Nicholas on 04 March 2015
I remember Mr Barnham I left Friern Barnet County in 1966
Added by Mrs L Beckham nee Hurren on 22 March 2015
To Rufus re David Selves he was my younger brother - now lives in France in a village called Cavignac
Added by John on 23 March 2015
Dear John, Thank you for your message. David was a very good friend to me. I used to live in France, down south, in Antibes and other places. I would so love to make contact with David. My tel is 07517118797. Has David Lived in France for long? so I am sure he speaks French, as do I. I hope you are able to call me as there are a few things I can tell you that I cannot write here.
Thank you so much for making contact, Rufus.
Added by Rufus Sabastian Jones on 24 March 2015
Have sent David your messagage Home 0033557686552
Added by John on 24 March 2015
Definitely Fred Barnum, taught woodwork. I left FBCS in 1963
Added by Josie Kinchin on 28 May 2015
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