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Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2
Roundwood Park from the 1920s to 2018 - Part 2
A study of the houses on the Western side (odd numbers)
Roundwood Park from the 1960s to 2018 - Part I
Roundwood Park from the 1960s to 2018 - Part I
A study of the houses on the Eastern side (even numbers)
Walton House School
Walton House School
My schooldays from 1943-1945
AGM 2019
AGM 2019
26 March 2019, 8pm, Southdown Room, Harpenden Public Halls
The Annables Herd
The Annables Herd
From an undated cutting in the Harpenden Free Press, late 1940s
St Mary's, Kinsbourne Green
St Mary's, Kinsbourne Green
Established in 1869
The Harpenden Chapel, Cradock, South Africa
The Harpenden Chapel, Cradock, South Africa
A report in The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1853, and further research
My 300 Years of Harpenden History -  Part II: 1823 onwards
My 300 Years of Harpenden History - Part II: 1823 onwards
A report on a talk given by Peter Wilson to the Society on 11 April 2018 reviewing his family history in Harpenden over 300 years.
Thomas Olney Luxon killed in WWI
Thomas Olney Luxon killed in WWI
A bellringer remembered in 2017
The Banana Republic of Elizabethan England
The Banana Republic of Elizabethan England
Summary of a talk given to the Society on 23rd October 2018
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Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I was a pupil from about 1963 to 65. It was an awful place. I was labelled the...
By Doug Whitelaw
On 26/03/2019
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
I was born in Harpenden in 1941 at the hospital on Luton Road nearly opposite...
By Graham Jakes
On 26/03/2019
The Demise of the Dairy Industry and Changes in Land Use in the Harpenden Rural area
The Demise of the Dairy Industry and Changes in Land Use in the Harpenden Rural area
The contribution of Scottish farmers
Remember the common well before WW2, all trees and ferns. We lived at what was...
By Duncan Day
On 05/03/2019
Jesse Catton (1870-1949)
Jesse Catton (1870-1949)
Building Pioneer
Parish magazine, November 1949 - The Late Mr Jesse Catton By the death of...
By Diana Parrott
On 05/03/2019
Harpenden Quaker Meeting House
Harpenden Quaker Meeting House
For many years a Kindergarten School was run here by Ida Stretton and Mrs Prime...
By John Wyborn
On 26/02/2019
Milton Road East Side
Milton Road East Side
Shakespeare Road to Crabtree Lane
I lived at the Collier home, no.51 Peterley, and our neighbours at 53 were Mr...
By Deborah McVey
On 26/02/2019
My memories of Hardenwick School
My memories of Hardenwick School
1946 to 1950
Wow, this certainly brings back memories. I was at Hardenwick from 1948 until...
By Hugh Lapham
On 19/02/2019
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
A Tribute to the Men who died in the Great War
Valerie Thrale has sent us some extra information about Charles Thrale...
By Diana Parrott
On 19/02/2019
Ernest Heasman at Nedneprah, East Common
Ernest Heasman at Nedneprah, East Common
Memories of my artist father and musician mother
I read with great interest Memories of my artist father and musician...
By Linette O'Sullivan
On 19/02/2019
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
Brilliant page, brought back many happy memories of my childhood when we lived...
By Wendy Austin
On 13/02/2019
The Children's Sanatorium, Harpenden
The Children's Sanatorium, Harpenden
A Special branch of the National Children's Home and Orphanage
This contribution from Mrs D M Merrill was prepared in 2010, and was recelty...
By Rosemary Ross
On 13/02/2019
War Memorial on Church Green, Harpenden
War Memorial on Church Green, Harpenden
1914-18 Names
Valerie Thrale has sent us some extra information about Charles...
By Diana Parrott
On 05/02/2019