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Dora Barrett
Dora Barrett
Sculptress
Winston S Churchill and Frank O Salisbury
Winston S Churchill and Frank O Salisbury
Summary of Nigel McMurray's talk to the Society on 22 May 2018
Welcombe
Welcombe
The many lives of an intriguing Grade II Listed building
John James Willis (1842-1911) and his family
John James Willis (1842-1911) and his family
Births Marriages and Deaths and other information
Harpenden History Tour
Harpenden History Tour
Review of this recently published book by John Cooper
Railway Bridges
Railway Bridges
Transcribed from documents in the LHS Archives, up-dated
The Restoration of St Albans Abbey
The Restoration of St Albans Abbey
Report of a talk by Jane Kelsall to the Society on 25 June 2019
Brocket Hall
Brocket Hall
Report on a talk given to the Society by Andy Chapman on 24th September 2019.
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Hertfordshire Puddingstone
Hertfordshire Puddingstone
Almost unique to our area
I ran the CDD019-excavation Valley Farm, Coddenham in Suffolk, for the village...
By John Fulcher
On 04/04/2020
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)
The picture with the Orange car (Hi- Line Maxi registration SJH 6M) this was my...
By Adrian Turner
On 04/04/2020
Major Esterhazy -
Major Esterhazy - "Count de Voilement"
His life in Harpenden after the Dreyfus Affair - 1909 -1923
I mentioned this chap to my father. Despite growing up in Harpenden I was not...
By Catherine Spencer
On 25/02/2020
The Bells of St Nicholas
The Bells of St Nicholas
From three in 1552 to eight in 1990 - and two Oldfield bells
An article by J J Willis in 'Middlesex and Hertfordshire Notes and...
By Diana Parrott
On 25/02/2020
Sunday School Picture from late 1950's.
Sunday School Picture from late 1950's.
St Nicholas Church, Harpenden.
My mum, Jennifer Ruskin, is in this picture. Ed - we have added your scan with...
By Sharon Snell
On 11/02/2020
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Since a link top this page was published on Old Harpenden Years Gone By...
By Rosemary Ross
On 11/02/2020
The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller
The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller
A summary of my talk to the Society on 27 February 2018.
Hi, The story of the Twinwood flight was fabricated to cover up Glenn's...
By Robert Warren
On 28/01/2020
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Great to read some of my family history! Ernest Almond who had the shop was my...
By Dawn Bradbury
On 28/01/2020
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I would have been there at about the same time. I was certainly there when the...
By Sheka Forna
On 21/01/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
In response to Rod Terrett's question, I had Billinghurst for Latin. I...
By Jim Maxwell (1947-49)
On 21/01/2020
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
The Corner Shop, 172 Station Road
From butcher, green-grocer to bric-a-brac - nearly 90 years of trading
Just a small addition. When Mr & Mrs Bigg occupied the shop, Mr Bigg I...
By Peter Davis
On 21/01/2020
Hans Kalmus
Hans Kalmus
Distinguished Geneticist and Biologist
Dr Kalmus was a world famous geneticist. His daughter, Elsa was my first...
By Adrien Harper
On 14/01/2020