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Art Deco in Harpenden
Art Deco in Harpenden
A heritage to be cherished
River Bridges
River Bridges
Transcript of a document in the LHS Archives
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road, even numbers on the north side
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road, even numbers on the north side
Tracing occupants since the first houses were built in 1883
Managing Harpenden Common
Managing Harpenden Common
Report on a talk given by Karen Poore on 22 October 2019
Maps and Plans in the Society's Archives
Maps and Plans in the Society's Archives
Exhibition on 7 March 2020
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road - south side, odd numbers
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road - south side, odd numbers
Tracing occupants since the first houses were built in 1883
Golfing in Harpenden
Golfing in Harpenden
Beginnings on Harpenden Common in 1894
The First Schools in Harpenden
The First Schools in Harpenden
Private, informal and voluntary
Edwin Grey
Edwin Grey
Research Worker and Historian (1859-1955)
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Personal Memories
Personal Memories
My Life in Southdown in the 1930s and 1940s
I would refer to the penultimate paragraph. Yes, Mr Harry George Read,...
By Diana Read
On 09/07/2020
Can you help us with these queries?
Can you help us with these queries?
Mr and Mrs Pocock lived in Tallents Crescent in the 1960s but I do not know of...
By John Wyborn
On 08/07/2020
Dolphin Smith - 1879 - 1956
Dolphin Smith - 1879 - 1956
Local farmer who gave land for All Saints Church
A query from Alison Quinn of East Harpenden Gardening Club, concerning the...
By Rosemary Ross
On 08/07/2020
St Dominic's School
St Dominic's School
From Bowers Cottage, via Harpenden Hall and The Welcombe Convent to purpose-built school
I was a pupil from 1953 to 1959, when my surname was Eckstein. Then my younger...
By Nicki Nightingale nee Eckstein
On 08/07/2020
Oggelsby's - the Blacksmiths at Southdown
Oggelsby's - the Blacksmiths at Southdown
My boyhood memories of the 1890s and 1900s
In the main photo of work in the forge, my grandfather Bill Clark is swinging...
By Roger Clark
On 01/07/2020
Hans Kalmus
Hans Kalmus
Distinguished Geneticist and Biologist
Dr. Hans Kalmus was my friend and colleague at University College, London, in...
By Krishna Dronamraju
On 01/07/2020
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
I wonder if anyone has any knowledge of my mother Annie Fletcher who was in...
By David Bond
On 01/07/2020
Field House
Field House
A short history
My mother lived in this home for a while. I'd love to know if anyone...
By ashanti
On 22/06/2020
Paintings and sketches of old Harpenden
Paintings and sketches of old Harpenden
We recently received an enquiry about whether copies of any these and other...
By Rosemary Ross
On 22/06/2020
Live like a King - at the Moat House in Harpenden
Live like a King - at the Moat House in Harpenden
extracts from Herts Countryside no. 167, March 1973
I’ve been trying to remember the names of the various people in the photo...
By Nigel Lindsell
On 10/06/2020
Coleswood Road
Coleswood Road
A gallery of some of the older houses
Mike and Diana Ansell lived at No 42 from 1970 to 1972/73 with their baby...
By Diana Hennell
On 10/06/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I was at this school and thankfully didn't experience too much of the abuse...
By Trevor Pearce (1971-1976)
On 10/06/2020