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The Flora of Harpenden
The Flora of Harpenden
Talk by Ian Denholm to the Society on 28 February 2017
Geoffrey Ernest Ackroyd - 1930-2017
Geoffrey Ernest Ackroyd - 1930-2017
The last of the Ackroyd bakers
The Harpenden Drama League
The Harpenden Drama League
'The Play's the Thing!'
"Old Harpenden, Years Gone By" Facebook Group
Gathering at the Plough & Harrow on 23 September 2017
Gorhambury through the Ages - 1771-2017
Gorhambury through the Ages - 1771-2017
Report of a talk given by Viscountess Grimston at the Society's meeting held on Tuesday 17th January 2017
The Red House
The Red House
Reminiscences of a trainee nurse in the 1960s
Treasures of the Hertfordshire Archives - The Amy Coburn Lecture
Treasures of the Hertfordshire Archives - The Amy Coburn Lecture
Report of the talk given to the Society by Diane Hodgson following the Society's AGM held on 25 April 2017
Stained Glass in Harpenden - Geoffrey Harper's contribution
Stained Glass in Harpenden - Geoffrey Harper's contribution
Review of "A Life in Glass - Portrait of a Stained Glass Artist" by Francesca Stevens
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Architect of a 'House at Harpenden' - Field House in Townsend Road
Brambleton Model Railway Club at 70
Brambleton Model Railway Club at 70
A Boys' Hobby Survives over a lifetime
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The Elliott 401 Computer at Rothamsted
The Elliott 401 Computer at Rothamsted
First electronic computer in civilian research
" The Elliott 401 was [..] handed over to the Science Museum, where it stands...
By William Shears
On 03/10/2017
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
Well at long last St Margaret's has been demolished and so will go all the...
By Patrick Boyle
On 26/09/2017
History Society Visits to Luton Hoo Walled Garden
History Society Visits to Luton Hoo Walled Garden
10 and 13 September 2014
Had a lovely visit with my brother and his wife. We were taken around the...
By Marilyn Dawkins
On 26/09/2017
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
Please note that St Margaret's is presently being demolished. A planning...
By Rev Linda Williams
On 26/09/2017
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I attended the school between 1949 and 1952. I don't know why my parents...
By Adrian Mandel
On 12/09/2017
The Silver Cup - a pub since 1838
The Silver Cup - a pub since 1838
and the Silver Cup Pond
I am also a descendant of the Archer family. I can only trace to c1851 Archer...
By Sharon
On 12/09/2017
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Can you add any more names?
Albert Ashurst (no. 59) did indeed become a paid fireman. I worked with him in...
By Bernard Leddy
On 05/09/2017
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
I was at Harpenden from 1958 for a couple of years with my sister Pam and...
By Jacqueline Humphrey (short)
On 05/09/2017
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
No, there was no holly bush, or bushes at all in Holly Walk....
By dilys gray
On 05/09/2017
Memorial to the men of the Hertfordshire Regiment - 31st July 2017
Memorial to the men of the Hertfordshire Regiment - 31st July 2017
James Leaning of Breadcroft Lane
My father, Henry (Harry) Day, served and was wounded at Passchendaele. His...
By Duncan Day
On 17/08/2017
Elmfield School
Elmfield School
Illustrations from a talk by Judy Hamblin and Margaret Hewitt on 29 January 2013.
  Is there no information about when Elmfield was a school for...
By Heather Ward
On 08/08/2017
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
Any one know how Holly Walk got its name?  My home and my mother's...
By dilys Gray
On 08/08/2017