Available from 020 8866 2729

Around Pinner Through Time

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The book was compiled by three members of the society, Thamar MacIver, Michael Treisman and Graham Elcombe, with an introduction by Pat Clarke, and compares about a hundred scenes of old Pinner, some published for the first time, some unpublished for decades, with their appearance today.

The book costs £14.99 and is available at bookshops, and from this society (at 2 Mistletoe Lodge, 3 West Way, Pinner, HA5 3NX tel. 020 8866 2729) for £14.99 plus £1.60 p&p. It might be possible to collect.

Gurney's Stores, where Prezzo is nowtramps in Love Lane

Left: Gurney's Stores, where Prezzo is now
Right: Tramps in Love Lane

when there was a school in school lanebuilding the railway bridge at North Harrow

Left: When there was a school in school lane
Right: Building the railway bridge at North Harrow

old Rayners LaneHatch End Broadway a hundred years ago

Left: Old Rayners Lane
Right: Hatch End Broadway a hundred years ago

Pictorial Pinner in the year 2000


CD with 1130 photographs showing life in Pinner during Millennium year. (£5)



First published 1988 Reprinted 2001 (£2.50) Waxwell Lane, Pinner Its History

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Pinner Celebrities since 1670. 
In these pages you will find the story of Pinner personalities from all periods and all stations in life who have been resident in Pinner at some time or other. Some, like Mrs Beeton and Elton John, are widely known; others are famous only in Pinner but all of them are worthy of notice. (£6)

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More Pinner Celebrities since 1580.
In these pages you will find the story of Pinner personalities from all periods and all stations in life who have been resident in Pinner at some time or other. Some, like Sir Ambrose Heal and Lord Lytton, are well known; the others are worthy of notice. (£6)

A History of Pinner


A History of Pinner by Patricia A. Clarke Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 2004
(ISBN 1 86077 287 0) 216 pages; 103 illustrations.
£16.99 from bookshops, or from The Society

A complete and wide ranging history of Pinner from earliest times until just after World War 2. It begins with Pinner's emergence as a small rural village and shows how it changed into a London suburb, charting the fortunes of its people and places along the way.

Pinner, Hatch End, North Harrow & Rayners Lane


By Patricia A Clarke, pub. for Pinner Local History Society by Phillimore, 2007.

In its beginnings History was about the lives of kings and battles. but evidence of the radical change that has taken place in this discipline is amply exemplified in Patricia Clarke’s latest publication, for Pinner Local History Society, a rich anthology of pictures and photographs chronicling many of the economic, demographic and social developments in Pinner in a truly delightful way. There are also a few fascinating examples which defy classification. Pat has published a similar collection in the past, but, such is the diligence and the generosity of numerous individuals, that none of the 218 pictures included here were in the previous volume.

It is inevitable that such a collection will have few illustrations of life before the middle nineteenth century, but  the gap is filled by an introduction which summarises the history of Pinner from its first beginnings to the present time. Each picture is accompanied by a full description giving, whenever possible, the who, what, where, when, why and sometimes even how of its particular genesis. The book shows the ways in which Pinner’s growth over the last two hundred years is both typical of many English villages and a place which has retained an individual, albeit a changing, identity over the years.

For those who are familiar with Pinner, this collection brings the delight of recognising people and places who are now only a memory; it is also fascinating to see various stages in the history of Pinner Fair. Those with long memories may feel a nostalgic thrill at the sight of once familiar scenes, such as the Langham Cinema, the Bell public house or maybe even the Cannon Lane Gas Holder. But this anthology is not just a pleasant walk down memory lane. The precision with which each image has been identified means that the book gives ample information to any student of local history; the pictures of the places bombed during the second world war exemplify the way that everyday life in Pinner is frequently shaped by national concerns. The number of former residents named here will also excite many genealogists.

Price £15.99 from bookshops.

Fair Enough?


By Jim Golland; A5; 140 pp; paperback; coloured and black and white illustrations; index. (1993) The story of the last 200 years of Pinner's 14th century Charter Fair, held annually for one day only in the streets of the village, the last surviving street fair in Middlesex. (£2)

From Pinner to Paradise


By Jim Golland; A5; 124 pp; paperback; illustrated:, index. (1995) An edited collection of letters from his family and friends in Pinner to a young man who emigrated to Australia in 1883. They tell a moving story of a family struggling against illness, unemployment and poverty in an age when the Metropolitan Railway came to Pinner. (£3) 

The Fives Court


By Jim Golland and Joanne Verden; A4 landscape format; illustrated; index; (2000) To celebrate the centenary of an Arts and Crafts house in Moss Lane, Pinner, and its architects, with details of its first famous inhabitants. Limited Edition sold in aid of the West House Appeal. (£9)

The Windows of Pinner Parish Church


"The Windows of Pinner Parish Church" by Bernard A. Harrison will encourage visitors to take a tour round the church, window by window. (£8 + £1 P&P)