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Armistice Day 1918 in Harpenden
Armistice Day 1918 in Harpenden
Recollections by Theodora Wilson and Edwin Grey
Harpenden's War Memorials
Harpenden's War Memorials
A gallery of the many memorials around the village
Honouring the men of Harpenden's parishes, St Nicholas, St Johns's and All Saints
Honouring the men of Harpenden's parishes, St Nicholas, St Johns's and All Saints
Those who died and those who also served and returned
National Roll of Honour 1914-18
National Roll of Honour 1914-18
Harpenden names in Section V, Luton
Harpenden: A Village at War
Harpenden: A Village at War
John Cooper's latest book on Harpenden
Crabtree Church
Crabtree Church
from its origins in the United Missions Chapel on West Common, to 139 Crabtree Lane
Orchids
Orchids
Report of Professor Ian Denholm's talk to the Society on 27th March 2018
The Development of North Harpenden
The Development of North Harpenden
Jesse Catton and the Roundwood district - 1920s to 1960s
The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller
The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller
A summary of my talk to the Society on 27 February 2018.
Anscombe's 'Rapid Wire' Cash Railway
Anscombe's 'Rapid Wire' Cash Railway
A delight to children
Pencil drawing of
Pencil drawing of "An Old Gentleman Reading, 1951", by John Frye Bourne
Recent donation to the Society's collection of work by local artists
The Lost Diaries and Accounts of Sir John Bennet Lawes
The Lost Diaries and Accounts of Sir John Bennet Lawes
Report of a talk by John Jenkyn on 25 May 2010
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Honouring the men of Harpenden's parishes, St Nicholas, St Johns's and All Saints
Honouring the men of Harpenden's parishes, St Nicholas, St Johns's and All Saints
Those who died and those who also served and returned
My father Henry Wilfred Day, and at least four of his brothers, fought in WW1....
By Duncan Day
On 13/11/2018
War Memorial on Church Green, Harpenden
War Memorial on Church Green, Harpenden
1914-18 Names
Pte A.T.Irons was my great grandfather and was the local postman. He lived in...
By Susan Rees
On 10/11/2018
10 Crabtree Lane hit by a bomb
10 Crabtree Lane hit by a bomb
The boy saved by sleeping under the stairs
An ARP log-book in the Hertfordshire Archives has been transcribed on Herts...
By Rosemary Ross
On 06/11/2018
8 Moreton Avenue
8 Moreton Avenue
Home of the Clays from 1909-1956
Charles Rupert Clay moved to 8 Moreton Avenue in 1908 per the title deeds. He...
By Vicky Platt
On 06/11/2018
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
Hi Charles Habib  I was also at the prep school for 2 years in 1967 and...
By Michel
On 30/10/2018
Dr Hester
Dr Hester
A patient's tribute
Dr Kenneth Hester and his wife Muriel (known as Mewie) moved into Roundwood at...
By John Wyborn
On 23/10/2018
The Development of North Harpenden
The Development of North Harpenden
Jesse Catton and the Roundwood district - 1920s to 1960s
Service at Roundwood Halt was ‘temporarily suspended’ on 16 June...
By Geoff Woodward
On 23/10/2018
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I can barely remember the exact years when I attended Moreton End 70-72, but...
By James Selby
On 19/10/2018
The Avenues
The Avenues
Sale of land for development on the St Nicholas Estate
From the Herts Advertiser and St Albans Times, Saturday May 16th 1914: ST...
By Diana Parrott
On 19/10/2018
Southdown - Southdown Road
Southdown - Southdown Road
Memories of the 1930s
No.26.  My earliest memory of this shop was as a bakers.  I think a...
By Roger Clark
On 09/10/2018
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
I'm Anne and also trying to research the life of Maisie (Marguerite Snell),...
By Anne
On 09/10/2018
Old Elmfield School member
Old Elmfield School member
Fond memories of being a 'boarder' there!
My first job was as an assistant house-mother in 1968/69 at Elmfield School. Mr...
By Jacqueline Fowler
On 02/10/2018