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The Laurels Guest House
The Laurels Guest House
A Feature of Post War Harpenden
Foster Yeoman Ladies' Wear
Foster Yeoman Ladies' Wear
At 26 Station Road from 1910 to 2003
Claygate Apple Farm
Claygate Apple Farm
Article in Harpenden Free Press, 11 March 1955
"Dad's Story" - Tom Todd recalls his life in Harpenden
Adapted from a document in LHS Archives
'Life and Death during World War 1'
'Life and Death during World War 1'
A report of my talk to the Society on 25 September 2018
Harpenden's (and other) Butterflies in Verse
Harpenden's (and other) Butterflies in Verse
Talk by Richard Harrington to the Society on 22 January 2019
Townsend Lane Estate
Townsend Lane Estate
A Wimpey development
Townsend Lane Estate Gallery
Townsend Lane Estate Gallery
Houses in Barns Dene, Broadfields, Claygate Avenue, Pondwick Road and Townsend Lane
Boxing in the Public Halls
Boxing in the Public Halls
Fundraising by Harpenden Good Companions
An Appeal to the Ratepayers of Harpenden
An Appeal to the Ratepayers of Harpenden
- By the Managers of the National School, 1900
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Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
A Tribute to the Men who died in the Great War
I believe that MINALL George, was the son of Edward Minall (farm labourer) and...
By Forscher
On 11/06/2019
Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2
Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2
A study of the houses on the Western side (odd numbers)
Number 3 was owned originally by a family called Neal. Mr Neal was a hat...
By John Wyborn
On 11/06/2019
Broadway Hall: The Covered Market
Broadway Hall: The Covered Market
I used to work at Elmfield (an NCH school for disabled children at that time)....
By Judy Hamblin
On 11/06/2019
The Demise of the Dairy Industry and Changes in Land Use in the Harpenden Rural area
The Demise of the Dairy Industry and Changes in Land Use in the Harpenden Rural area
The contribution of Scottish farmers
In response to Lynton Cox's Comment of 2 April, my remarks concerning the...
By Bruce Campbell
On 05/06/2019
Water Mills Along the River Lea
Water Mills Along the River Lea
My grandad was Reg Willis. He was brought up at Batford Mill till they went...
By Claire Toyer
On 05/06/2019
Claygate Apple Farm
Claygate Apple Farm
Article in Harpenden Free Press, 11 March 1955
I remember that each year we would see a bee keeper arrive at Claygates. ...
By John Wyborn
On 05/06/2019
Boxing in the Public Halls
Boxing in the Public Halls
Fundraising by Harpenden Good Companions
There seems to be a long tradition of boxing in Harpenden. On 11 April 1821 the...
By Rosemary Ross
On 02/06/2019
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
Does anyone know how Weybourne Close got its name? The Wyborn:Weybournes came...
By John Wyborn
On 28/05/2019
Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2
Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2
A study of the houses on the Western side (odd numbers)
Owned originally by a family called Neal. He was a hat manufacture. Mrs Neal...
By John Wyborn
On 23/05/2019
Flowton Priory
Flowton Priory
A Tudor timber-framed house transplanted from Suffolk to Harpenden in the 1920s
The new edition of Hertfordshire Pevsner has now been launched and published....
By Rosemary Ross
On 20/05/2019
Batford Memories
Batford Memories
Junior school and WI
I think that's me 3rd from left Ed. Do you mean the 'unknown'...
By Ken Frampton
On 14/05/2019
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
I was very interested to see the photo of the hairdressers shop which was run...
By Nadine Randall
On 07/05/2019