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A Local History Quiz 2021
A Local History Quiz 2021
and now you can peek at the answers - in the downloadable document at the end!
The Embassy Flag Flies Again in Milton Road
The Embassy Flag Flies Again in Milton Road
Yugoslav Embassy flagpole replaced
It's not over until it's over
It's not over until it's over
Stories from Michael Weaver's life
The Oval Harpenden
The Oval Harpenden
A Mission Change Protecting the Past
Park Avenue - Part 1, odd numbers 1-25
Park Avenue - Part 1, odd numbers 1-25
An ever-changing road in the heart of Harpenden's Conservation Area
Hatching Green
Hatching Green
Halsey Family
New book by John Seabrook - Her Father's Name
New book by John Seabrook - Her Father's Name
A work of fiction based on actual events in late Victorian Harpenden
From Victorian Beerhouse to Traditional Public House
From Victorian Beerhouse to Traditional Public House
The many occupants of 9 High Street
Mr Davidson's Pig Farm, Batford
Mr Davidson's Pig Farm, Batford
Now the site of Katherine Warington School
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The Embassy Flag Flies Again in Milton Road
The Embassy Flag Flies Again in Milton Road
Yugoslav Embassy flagpole replaced
Thank you so much for restoring this icon of Harpenden's hidden history. We...
By Rosemary Ross
On 15/01/2021
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Some happier memories of ME. Harpenden Schools Hobbies Exhibition in the same...
By Jim Maxwell
On 15/01/2021
Can you help us with these queries?
Can you help us with these queries?
George Gregory married Mary Price on 29 April 1837 in Harpenden (from Herts...
By Felicity Brimblecombe
On 15/01/2021
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
The developer/building company that built all the houses around Wroxham Way and...
By Andrew
On 30/12/2020
Hatching Green
Hatching Green
Halsey Family
Hi,  My name is John Halsey and lived and worked in Harpenden in the 1960s...
By John HALSEY
On 30/12/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I was a pupil in the late 70s and early 80s. I have loved reading various...
By David Chell
On 30/12/2020
Being Prepared: A Brief History of Scouting
Being Prepared: A Brief History of Scouting
Report of a talk to the Society at the Society's meeting held on 23 February 2016.
From 1962 to October 1965 I was an ASL for the 10th Harpenden based at the...
By John HALSEY
On 18/12/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
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By Stewart Darkin
On 18/12/2020
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
I am the daughter of Mr & Mrs Harding who  worked at Field House late...
By Judith Robarts nee Harding
On 18/12/2020
Hertfordshire Puddingstone
Hertfordshire Puddingstone
Almost unique to our area
It's great to see so many people interested in puddingstones. We thought...
By Jacqui Farrants
On 09/12/2020
The Development of North Harpenden
The Development of North Harpenden
Jesse Catton and the Roundwood district - 1920s to 1960s
Donna: I am pleased you remembered no 12. Our next door neighbours Ted and Cath...
By John Wyborn
On 09/12/2020
Harpenden's War Memorials
Harpenden's War Memorials
A gallery of the many memorials around the village
The 100th anniversary of the dedication of Harpenden War Memorial took place on...
By Rosemary Ross
On 26/11/2020