John Barber

My web site – John Barber – features many of my published articles, links to published books, blogs on Hertford and The Best of British and more.

Start with this feature published by the Hertfordshire Mercury on December 7 2007.

Getting to know you

Name John Barber
Age Just collected my bus pass
Where are you from Folly Island, Hertford
Job Hertford Town Centre Manager
Hobbies Writing. Index to my books and published articles.


Goodbye Mr Chips
The Terminator

Three men in a boat by Jerome K Jerome
Life and Times of Tristram Shandy by Lawrence Sterne

Any curry, stronger the better

Claim to fame

Bob Monhouse
Postcard from Bib Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse rang me from his holiday home in Barbados to offer me his memories of Leslie Welch, the Memory Man who was a famous variety act in the 1950/60’s

What famous person would you like to be stuck on a desert island with
Becky Mantin
Backy Mantin, the ITV weather girl

Views on Hertford
What does it need
A cinema
What would you change I like it as it is
Favourite pub/restaurant Old Barge, White Horse, Salisbury Arms
Favourite place The Old Barge pub on Folly Island
Where do you like to shop Waitrose
Best thing about Hertford The traders and the people