From the main menu you can preview all my published books with links to distributors and read many published articles.
Latest Page: Hidden Hertford – the official tour
Latest post: Everything changes, nothing changes
Latest amendment: video added of Jimmy Greaves scoring against Man Utd. 16 October 1965
A little bit about me
This feature published by the Hertfordshire Mercury on December 7 2007 gives you a brief flavour of the man behind the site but for a more detailed background, read my biography.
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
Bat out of Hell
Any curry, stronger the better
Claim to fame
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
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.