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John James Willis (1842-1911) and his family
John James Willis (1842-1911) and his family
Births Marriages and Deaths and other information
Harpenden History Tour
Harpenden History Tour
Review of this recently published book by John Cooper
Railway Bridges
Railway Bridges
Transcribed from documents in the LHS Archives, up-dated
The Restoration of St Albans Abbey
The Restoration of St Albans Abbey
Report of a talk by Jane Kelsall to the Society on 25 June 2019
Brocket Hall
Brocket Hall
Report on a talk given to the Society by Andy Chapman on 24th September 2019.
Harpenden Gymnasium
Harpenden Gymnasium
My recollections of Harpenden before 1914
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Parkview - Harpenden's first housing estate, 1883
Parkview - Harpenden's first housing estate, 1883
Panels at the exhibition on 7 December 2019
Rothamsted, the Bee and Me
Rothamsted, the Bee and Me
Notes on my talk on 28 May 2019
Lower Topstreet Farm
Lower Topstreet Farm
Reminiscences
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Sunday School Picture from late 1950's.
Sunday School Picture from late 1950's.
St Nicholas Church, Harpenden.
My mum, Jennifer Ruskin, is in this picture. Ed - we have added your scan with...
By Sharon Snell
On 11/02/2020
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Since a link top this page was published on Old Harpenden Years Gone By...
By Rosemary Ross
On 11/02/2020
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.
Hi, The story of the Twinwood flight was fabricated to cover up Glenn's...
By Robert Warren
On 28/01/2020
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Great to read some of my family history! Ernest Almond who had the shop was my...
By Dawn Bradbury
On 28/01/2020
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I would have been there at about the same time. I was certainly there when the...
By Sheka Forna
On 21/01/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
In response to Rod Terrett's question, I had Billinghurst for Latin. I...
By Jim Maxwell (1947-49)
On 21/01/2020
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Just a small addition. When Mr & Mrs Bigg occupied the shop, Mr Bigg I...
By Peter Davis
On 21/01/2020
Hans Kalmus
Hans Kalmus
Distinguished Geneticist and Biologist
Dr Kalmus was a world famous geneticist. His daughter, Elsa was my first...
By Adrien Harper
On 14/01/2020
More from Station Road
More from Station Road
Eclectic mix of photos of the first road I lived in
Thank you!! :) Ed. We have now published the story of the Corner Shop at172...
By Caroline Almond
On 14/01/2020
Hans Kalmus
Hans Kalmus
Distinguished Geneticist and Biologist
According to the Kelly’s Directories, he also lived for at least 10 years...
By Philip Wigg
On 09/01/2020
Adam Rutherford
Adam Rutherford
Institute of Pyramidology
I have finished my Ph.D. essay Pyramidology V. Correcting errors and adding new...
By Erlingur ├×orsteinsson
On 09/01/2020
More from Station Road
More from Station Road
Eclectic mix of photos of the first road I lived in
Any pics or info on Almonds shop would be great :) Ed. We have found...
By Caroline Almond
On 17/12/2019