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The Russell Building, Rothamsted
The Russell Building, Rothamsted
Re-purposing the Library, 2020
126 Southdown Road
126 Southdown Road
Read's Greengrocery Shop
Harpenden Memorials and Sculptures
Harpenden Memorials and Sculptures
A survey in 2020 of plaques dedicated to individuals, organisations and events
Art Deco in Harpenden
Art Deco in Harpenden
A heritage to be cherished
River Bridges
River Bridges
Transcript of a document in the LHS Archives
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road, even numbers on the north side
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road, even numbers on the north side
Tracing occupants since the first houses were built in 1883
Managing Harpenden Common
Managing Harpenden Common
Report on a talk given by Karen Poore on 22 October 2019
Maps and Plans in the Society's Archives
Maps and Plans in the Society's Archives
Exhibition on 7 March 2020
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road - south side, odd numbers
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road - south side, odd numbers
Tracing occupants since the first houses were built in 1883
Golfing in Harpenden
Golfing in Harpenden
Beginnings on Harpenden Common in 1894
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Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
From London's East End to the Wilds of Hertfordshire
Hi. My brother Andrew and I both lived in Flat 1 from about 1971 to 1977 with...
By Richard Walker
On 17/10/2020
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
Balfour Court - near Waveney Road - was named after Balfour-Beatty (the...
By Smolt
On 17/10/2020
126 Southdown Road
126 Southdown Road
Read's Greengrocery Shop
I recall my Nan, Rebecca Simmons then of 39 Grove Road, doing cleaning and odd...
By Anthony Gallow
On 17/10/2020
The Anscombe family
The Anscombe family
A few references to the family of the founders of Harpenden's department store
Reference to Arthur Anscombe ARIBA (1862-1941). He designed the house at 8 Ave....
By Derek French
On 08/10/2020
Harpenden Memorials and Sculptures
Harpenden Memorials and Sculptures
A survey in 2020 of plaques dedicated to individuals, organisations and events
The introduction has been expanded and some twenty more photos have been added...
By Gavin Ross
On 08/10/2020
Houses of Cross Lane and associated part of East Common
Houses of Cross Lane and associated part of East Common
I can confirm the reference to a "brickfield" in the area.  My father Stan...
By Roger Clark
On 08/10/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Hello I attended ME from about 1978 to 1981 and spent most of my time there in...
By Belinda Devine
On 26/09/2020
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
My daughter has a local history project to complete for brownies and we are not...
By Liz
On 25/09/2020
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
Quite surprised to see this page. I was in the school the year 1968. I remember...
By Jorge Vidal
On 16/09/2020
Southdown - Heath Road - We called it The Borough/Burrow
Southdown - Heath Road - We called it The Borough/Burrow
Reminiscences from the 1930s
The family details of the Saunders family are incorrect, Abraham Saunders...
By Robert Burn
On 16/09/2020
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I was at Moreton End from the late 70s to 1986. I got the dubious pleasure of...
By David Young
On 01/09/2020
126 Southdown Road
126 Southdown Road
Read's Greengrocery Shop
Mr Ward mentioned in the text was Hubert Ward, a bachelor, and also choirmaster...
By Robert Burn
On 01/09/2020