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John Olley - 1931-2019
John Olley - 1931-2019
Memories of John, Local History Society member, compiled from the eulogy given at his funeral
From Fact to Fiction
From Fact to Fiction
A report of the talk given by Jane Hawking on 30th April 2019.
Harpenden Entertainers
Harpenden Entertainers
By Geoff Woodward, c2004
Passionate about Farming
Passionate about Farming
Report on a talk by Jamie Burrows on 26 February 2019
World War One in the Air
World War One in the Air
Report of a talk by David Keen on 26 March 2019.
Percival Blow - architect in Harpenden & St Albans
Percival Blow - architect in Harpenden & St Albans
Review of latest SAHAAS publication
Found in an old Air Raid Shelter......
Found in an old Air Raid Shelter......
.....complete with cobwebs
A History of Bowling Alley
A History of Bowling Alley
A project for Harpenden U3A Local History group, March 2019
Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Harpenden
Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Harpenden
Transcript of a document in the LHS Archives - written in 1990s
Notes on Kinsbourne Green between the Wars
Notes on Kinsbourne Green between the Wars
My formative years before a lifetime in Africa
Holes around Harpenden
Holes around Harpenden
Ice houses, tunnels, cellars, chalk and lime pits, gravel pits and brickfields
A School at Lower Top Street Farm
A School at Lower Top Street Farm
Memories of school before the Great War
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Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Fascinating reminiscences from fellow contributors: thank you all. I attended...
By Rod Terrett
On 15/10/2019
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Wow!!! You've all awoken memories here!! I was at Moreton End for a few...
By Dominic Appleton
On 01/10/2019
Joining the Society
Joining the Society
Although an expat, I would like to become a member to support the society and...
By Bob Brunton
On 01/10/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My grandmother was housekeeper to a Miss Pickering at The Granary during the...
By Bob Daniel
On 01/10/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My grandmother was housekeeper to a Miss Pickering at The Granary during the...
By Bob Daniel
On 24/09/2019
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
Well at last, St Margaret's children's home is no more thank God, and...
By PATRICK BOYLE
On 24/09/2019
St Dominic's School
St Dominic's School
From Bowers Cottage, via Harpenden Hall and The Welcombe Convent to purpose-built school
I was a student from 1956 until going on to Loreto.  I remember it as a...
By Antonia Francis
On 17/09/2019
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I went there as a day pupil for the last year it was open. I was only 8 or 9,...
By Marco van Beek
On 17/09/2019
Heathfield Works
Heathfield Works
Industrial site by Harpenden Common
Growing up in Harpenden in the early 1960's, the Abbotts factory impressed...
By David Bond
On 17/09/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My granny (nee Willmott) lived in The Granary (the last two pictures in the...
By Jennifer Coville
On 10/09/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
The artist was my Auntie Ethel,  her maiden name was Wilmott. Can't...
By Jennifer Coville
On 10/09/2019
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Summary of talk by Geoffrey Ackroyd
I remember Freeman Hardy & Willis. I got all my shoes for school from there...
By MELVYN COX
On 10/09/2019