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Claygate Apple Farm
Claygate Apple Farm
Article in Harpenden Free Press, 11 March 1955
"Dad's Story" - Tom Todd recalls his life in Harpenden
Adapted from a document in LHS Archives
'Life and Death during World War 1'
'Life and Death during World War 1'
A report of my talk to the Society on 25 September 2018
Harpenden's (and other) Butterflies in Verse
Harpenden's (and other) Butterflies in Verse
Talk by Richard Harrington to the Society on 22 January 2019
Townsend Lane Estate
Townsend Lane Estate
A Wimpey development
Townsend Lane Estate Gallery
Townsend Lane Estate Gallery
Houses in Barns Dene, Broadfields, Claygate Avenue, Pondwick Road and Townsend Lane
Boxing in the Public Halls
Boxing in the Public Halls
Fundraising by Harpenden Good Companions
An Appeal to the Ratepayers of Harpenden
An Appeal to the Ratepayers of Harpenden
- By the Managers of the National School, 1900
Farming and Conservation at Thrales End - 1907-2007
Farming and Conservation at Thrales End - 1907-2007
Report of a talk to the Society by Ian Pigott in June 2007.
The Children's House, St George's School
The Children's House, St George's School
A Montessori school - later moved to Gorselands
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Flowton Priory
Flowton Priory
A Tudor timber-framed house transplanted from Suffolk to Harpenden in the 1920s
The new edition of Hertfordshire Pevsner has now been launched and published....
By Rosemary Ross
On 20/05/2019
Batford Memories
Batford Memories
Junior school and WI
I think that's me 3rd from left Ed. Do you mean the 'unknown'...
By Ken Frampton
On 14/05/2019
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
I was very interested to see the photo of the hairdressers shop which was run...
By Nadine Randall
On 07/05/2019
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I was there right up to the end,when it went all wrong and the parents had to...
By Paul Enstone
On 07/05/2019
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)
No 1 Roundwood Park, the original house, was not built until after WW2....
By John Wyborn
On 30/04/2019
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)
No 1 Roundwood Park, the original house, was not built until after WW2....
By John Wyborn
On 30/04/2019
Adam Rutherford
Adam Rutherford
Institute of Pyramidology
Does anyone know who holds the copyright to the Pyramidology volumes by Adam...
By Russell Davis
On 30/04/2019
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
In 1960 Harpenden Council tried to ease the post war shortage of building land...
By J Wyborn
On 16/04/2019
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I was at Hardenwick as a day pupil around 1964-6. I hated it! I have no happy...
By David Ellison
On 16/04/2019
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Summary of talk by Geoffrey Ackroyd
I lived above the Freeman Hardy Willis shop in Station Road from 1978/86. I...
By Jeff Mickley
On 16/04/2019
Water Mills Along the River Lea
Water Mills Along the River Lea
I visited Batford Mill several times in the 1940's when my grandfather...
By Anthony Willis
On 02/04/2019
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
it seems to me that to make comments concerning the ecological effects of...
By Lynton Cox
On 02/04/2019