NEW: The Bird & Barrel to open in Barnehurst

The Bird & Barrel

Barnehurst's first microbrewery opens on Friday 13th April courtesy of Bexley Brewery. The Bird & Barrel opens its doors to real ale lovers at a brand new premises in Barnehurst Road.

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Local playground saved

Save Old Manor Way PlaygroundLocal residents have convinced Bexley Council to remove Old Manor Way playground from its hit list of 27 open spaces up for sale.
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The Barnehurst brochure from the 1930s

A drawing of a house for sale from the 1930'sA local resident has sent in the original May Place Estate sales brochure complete with drawings of the new houses, advice and maps.

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Barnehurst in 1955

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Archive footage from Pathe News filmed in 1955 at Barnehurst Station.

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History

Histpry of Barnehurst
Discover the origins of Barnehurst including the local family to which we owe the name and why the train station led to the property boom during the early 20th century.

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George Webb

Red Barn pub
Musician and jazz legend George Webb, famous for his Dixielanders died earlier this year. Discover how he helped the revival of modern Jazz from Barnehurst.

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Barnehurst in pictures

View Barnehurst photos Take a look at Barnehurst including the golf course, Bursted Wood, Midfield Parade and more.

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Barnehurst, is that Bexleyheath?

LetterThe identity of Barnehurst is evaporating - why? Because our post code is under Bexleyheath sorting office. I look into why we can't name the place where we live.

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