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An Appeal to the Ratepayers of Harpenden
An Appeal to the Ratepayers of Harpenden
- By the Managers of the National School, 1900
Farming and Conservation at Thrales End - 1907-2007
Farming and Conservation at Thrales End - 1907-2007
Report of a talk to the Society by Ian Pigott in June 2007.
The Children's House, St George's School
The Children's House, St George's School
A Montessori school - later moved to Gorselands
Harpenden memories
Harpenden memories
A tribute to Enid Summers
The History of the Williams Church Music Trust
The History of the Williams Church Music Trust
Music-making at The Bourne, 20 Salisbury Avenue
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)
Roundwood Park from the 1960s to 2018 - Part I
Roundwood Park from the 1960s to 2018 - Part I
A study of the houses on the Eastern side (even numbers)
Walton House School
Walton House School
My schooldays from 1943-1945
AGM 2019
AGM 2019
26 March 2019, 8pm, Southdown Room, Harpenden Public Halls
The Annables Herd
The Annables Herd
From an undated cutting in the Harpenden Free Press, late 1940s
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Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
In 1960 Harpenden Council tried to ease the post war shortage of building land...
By J Wyborn
On 16/04/2019
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I was at Hardenwick as a day pupil around 1964-6. I hated it! I have no happy...
By David Ellison
On 16/04/2019
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Summary of talk by Geoffrey Ackroyd
I lived above the Freeman Hardy Willis shop in Station Road from 1978/86. I...
By Jeff Mickley
On 16/04/2019
Water Mills Along the River Lea
Water Mills Along the River Lea
I visited Batford Mill several times in the 1940's when my grandfather...
By Anthony Willis
On 02/04/2019
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
it seems to me that to make comments concerning the ecological effects of...
By Lynton Cox
On 02/04/2019
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I was a pupil from about 1963 to 65. It was an awful place. I was labelled the...
By Doug Whitelaw
On 26/03/2019
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
I was born in Harpenden in 1941 at the hospital on Luton Road nearly opposite...
By Graham Jakes
On 26/03/2019
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
Remember the common well before WW2, all trees and ferns. We lived at what was...
By Duncan Day
On 05/03/2019
Jesse Catton (1870-1949)
Jesse Catton (1870-1949)
Building Pioneer
Parish magazine, November 1949 - The Late Mr Jesse Catton By the death of...
By Diana Parrott
On 05/03/2019
Harpenden Quaker Meeting House
Harpenden Quaker Meeting House
For many years a Kindergarten School was run here by Ida Stretton and Mrs Prime...
By John Wyborn
On 26/02/2019
Milton Road East Side
Milton Road East Side
Shakespeare Road to Crabtree Lane
I lived at the Collier home, no.51 Peterley, and our neighbours at 53 were Mr...
By Deborah McVey
On 26/02/2019
My memories of Hardenwick School
My memories of Hardenwick School
1946 to 1950
Wow, this certainly brings back memories. I was at Hardenwick from 1948 until...
By Hugh Lapham
On 19/02/2019