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Found in an old Air Raid Shelter......
Found in an old Air Raid Shelter......
.....complete with cobwebs
A History of Bowling Alley
A History of Bowling Alley
A project for Harpenden U3A Local History group, March 2019
Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Harpenden
Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Harpenden
Transcript of a document in the LHS Archives - written in 1990s
Notes on Kinsbourne Green between the Wars
Notes on Kinsbourne Green between the Wars
My formative years before a lifetime in Africa
Holes around Harpenden
Holes around Harpenden
Ice houses, tunnels, cellars, chalk and lime pits, gravel pits and brickfields
A School at Lower Top Street Farm
A School at Lower Top Street Farm
Memories of school before the Great War
Ponds in Harpenden
Ponds in Harpenden
Past and Present
The Story of Wheathampstead and Harpenden in 6 parts, with Index
The Story of Wheathampstead and Harpenden in 6 parts, with Index
The published work of St Albans and Harpenden WEA classes - 1970-75
A landgirl remembers working at Annables
A landgirl remembers working at Annables
Further reminiscences of Kinsbourne Green during WWII
Horse & Hound and Gypsies on Kinsbourne Green
Horse & Hound and Gypsies on Kinsbourne Green
More Reminiscences (written in 1989)
In Praise of Flowers
In Praise of Flowers
Reproductions of Paintings by Frank O Salisbury; text by Sir William Beach Thomas
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Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My granny (nee Willmott) lived in The Granary (the last two pictures in the...
By Jennifer Coville
On 10/09/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
The artist was my Auntie Ethel,  her maiden name was Wilmott. Can't...
By Jennifer Coville
On 10/09/2019
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Summary of talk by Geoffrey Ackroyd
I remember Freeman Hardy & Willis. I got all my shoes for school from there...
By MELVYN COX
On 10/09/2019
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
The Red House, opened 1941
I was born in the Red House in 1956. My husband was born 8 days after me in the...
By Linda Bacon
On 28/08/2019
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Summary of Cornelia Clutterbuck's 1945-1946 Diaries
I have only just come across this information, but was so pleased to see both...
By Trisha Parsons
On 28/08/2019
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Summary of Cornelia Clutterbuck's 1945-1946 Diaries
I have only just come across this information, but was so pleased to see both...
By Trisha Parsons
On 28/08/2019
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Michael Middleton Green. Salisbury Ave. Harp. Attended ME..1955 to 64. ...
By Michael Middleton Green
On 13/08/2019
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Can you add any more names?
My Grandfather Albert (Bert - no.59) lived at 62 Westfield Road for many years...
By Lisa Ashurst
On 06/08/2019
Ellen Terry (1847-1928)
Ellen Terry (1847-1928)
Her years in Harpenden - 1868-1874
Following the discovery by James Bettley of Edward Godwin's sketches of The...
By Rosemary Ross
On 06/08/2019
The Jarrow Crusade
The Jarrow Crusade
1936, and again in 1986
Have been scanning old holiday photos and found 3 of the march, which I have...
By Cllr. Michael Edwards
On 21/07/2019
History of Hatching Green
History of Hatching Green
The White Horse from the 1920s
Do you know the exact date of the death of Percy Seabrook, husband of Lucy (nee...
By Chris Seabrook
On 16/07/2019
More Photos of 1953 Coronation Procession
More Photos of 1953 Coronation Procession
Those Hardenwick Policemen again
I remember the Hardenwick contribution as, much to my embarassment I was...
By George Wolfe
On 16/07/2019