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Extracts from the Memories of Mr Ernest Ackroyd - Batford, 1904-1914
Extracts from the Memories of Mr Ernest Ackroyd - Batford, 1904-1914
Taken from Ernest Ackroyd's Scrapbook in LHS Archives
Harpenden Carnival, 10 June 2017
Harpenden Carnival, 10 June 2017
Local History stall attracts interest
Parish Chest
Parish Chest
Overseers accounts
The Lydekker Family, 1650-1983
The Lydekker Family, 1650-1983
From Dutch origins to residence in Harpenden from 1857
Blades of Grass
Blades of Grass
A new biography of George Hogg by his nephew Mark Thomas
The Kiff Family
The Kiff Family
One of the biggest families in Harpenden
Harpenden, Batford and the Danelaw Boundary
Harpenden, Batford and the Danelaw Boundary
A report on the presentation given to the Society by Alexander Thomas on 22 March 2016.
The tragic case of Mr Bingham's daughter
The tragic case of Mr Bingham's daughter
An investigation into a tragedy at a Victorian school for KS3
How can we look inside Harpenden's past?
How can we look inside Harpenden's past?
A investigation focusing on straw plaiting for KS2/KS3
The development of Harpenden over time
The development of Harpenden over time
From the Anglo-Saxon charter to the 1951 development plan
World War II
World War II
Teachers' resources, and downloadable documents
Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge
Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge
Sportsman, Sculptor, Edwardian Lord of Rothamsted Manor
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Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
From London's East End to the Wilds of Hertfordshire
Hi Sonia Varadi, I was good friends with Mario and Fernando. Mark Ryan and was...
By Stuart Harrison
On 20/06/2017
Myrtle Cottage
Myrtle Cottage
Researching an enquiry
My grandfather Edwin Billingham and his wife Annie are seen outside Myrtle...
By Rex Billingham
On 20/06/2017
The Jarrow Crusade
The Jarrow Crusade
1936, and again in 1986
My name is Joe Gallagher and I am originally from Corby in Northamptonshire....
By Joe Gallagher
On 20/06/2017
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Programme of quarterly exhibitions in Park Hall
The Society's exhibition on Saturday, 3 June 2017 focused on the Manland...
By Rosemary Ross
On 13/06/2017
Hardenwick School
Hardenwick School
Private Preparatory school for boys, Wordsworth Road 1898-1966
I did not attend the school, however I was recently sent an article by H B...
By Simon Stokes
On 13/06/2017
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
A very impressive page of "Old Harpenden".  Congratulations to all ...
By Peter Davis
On 13/06/2017
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
Really wonderful to read about where I spent many years of my life. An...
By Raymond Whiting
On 16/05/2017
Green Lawns, Kinsbourne Green
Green Lawns, Kinsbourne Green
Garage and Country Club from 1920 to the 1940s
I'm commenting on behalf of my Dad, Colin Beckett, son of Norman and Joan...
By Rosalind Cooke (nee Beckett)
On 16/05/2017
Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
Harpenden resident from 1960-1984
A correction regarding the presentation of the oil painting, the name of the...
By David Roe
On 16/05/2017
The Jarrow Crusade
The Jarrow Crusade
1936, and again in 1986
I was on the 1986 march, joining it at Leicester, with my best friend at the...
By Simon T Bramley
On 07/05/2017
Hardenwick School
Hardenwick School
Private Preparatory school for boys, Wordsworth Road 1898-1966
We have recently added a photo posted by Phil Soskin on "Old Harpenden Years...
By Rosemary Ross
On 07/05/2017
The Kiff Family
The Kiff Family
One of the biggest families in Harpenden
A lovely tribute to our Mum and Dad. It brought back many happy...
By Sue Kiff
On 07/05/2017