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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
The Batford Football Team 1907-8
The Batford Football Team 1907-8
Rear of The Gibraltar Castle
Robert Warington FRS - 1838-1907
Robert Warington FRS - 1838-1907
Agricultural Chemist at Rothamsted
Bellringers for the 1953 Coronation
Bellringers for the 1953 Coronation
The Bells of St Nicholas rang out
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Reads' Motors
Reads' Motors
Successful business founded by Charles and William Read in 1921
The Read brothers were prolific with their advertising. We have just found more...
By Rosemary Ross
On 25/04/2017
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
Message for Ann Wilson re. At Margaret's, Harpenden - your description of...
By Tom Wright
On 25/04/2017
Rothamsted Park Gates
Rothamsted Park Gates
The new approach to Rothamsted Manor in 1880
This is my great grandfather Andrew Thomas Irons and my grandmother standing...
By John Marlow
On 25/04/2017
Leyton Road - 1880s to 1950s
Leyton Road - 1880s to 1950s
This is my great grandfather Andrew Thomas Irons and my grandmother standing...
By David Bandy
On 25/04/2017
Auction of cottages on Leyton Road, behind the Silver Cup
Auction of cottages on Leyton Road, behind the Silver Cup
Recent donation of document dated 1877
I am very interested in this article as I lived in one of the cottages during...
By Rita Chapman
On 18/04/2017
James Busby
James Busby
Founder of Busby's the chemists
We have found more photos of Busby's chemists at 12 High Street and after...
By Rosemary Ross
On 18/04/2017
The History of Harpenden Fire Brigade
The History of Harpenden Fire Brigade
1800 to 1992 when the new Fire Station was opened
In 2004 Les Casey was sent a cutting from a 1951 issue of The Model Engineer,...
By Rosemary Ross
On 18/04/2017
Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Harpenden craftsmen made RAF memorial windows in Westminster Abbey
My uncle William Bruton (now deceased), was one of the glaziers who worked on...
By Linnette Tedman
On 11/04/2017
The White Horse Inn
The White Horse Inn
Hatching Green
I have just seen we have another photo of George and Billy Sears at Hatching...
By Rosemary Ross
On 11/04/2017
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Memories of my time there from 1947-51- School Number 81
I was at Hardenwick a year below Brian Haigh and remember him well as a fast...
By John Haine
On 11/04/2017
Inn on the Green
Inn on the Green
From hardware shop to pub in 100 years
Among Amy Coburn's papers, plans and the front elevation for Salisbury'...
By Rosemary Ross
On 04/04/2017
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Happened upon this site. Thank you for creating this! My parents owned The...
By David Hyde
On 04/04/2017