6 High Street, Harpenden

From Dr Kingston's House to M&Co - 1860s-2012

By Les Casey

Photo:Dr Kingston's House, the home of Dr Francis Kingston, who retired in 1861. His family had been treating people and their animals for over 100 years. The house was bought in 1912 by Henry Salisbury, who pulled it down to build Kingston House Stores.

Dr Kingston's House, the home of Dr Francis Kingston, who retired in 1861. His family had been treating people and their animals for over 100 years. The house was bought in 1912 by Henry Salisbury, who pulled it down to build Kingston House Stores.

LHS archives, cat. no. LHS 00006

Photo:Dr Kingston's House, West's cottage & bakery and Busby's chemists, and part of The George Inn on the left, c.1910

Dr Kingston's House, West's cottage & bakery and Busby's chemists, and part of The George Inn on the left, c.1910

LHS archives, cat. no. LHS 00005

Photo:The George Inn & Kingston House Stores, c. 1920

The George Inn & Kingston House Stores, c. 1920

LHS archives, cat.no. LHS 002099

Photo:Advertisement for Kingston House, in the 1935 Jubilee programme

Advertisement for Kingston House, in the 1935 Jubilee programme

LHS archives, cat.no LHS 009342

Photo:Kingston House stairs, 1994

Kingston House stairs, 1994

LHS archives, cat. no. LHS 004772 - Les Casey

Photo:Kingston House - China dept, 1960s - later the tea-room

Kingston House - China dept, 1960s - later the tea-room

LHS archives, cat.no. LHS 004780

Photo:Halfords - 1980s - with news-stand, which was destroyed in the storm of 1987

Halfords - 1980s - with news-stand, which was destroyed in the storm of 1987

LHS archives, cat.no. LHS 001274

Photo:C&A - moved from 29 High Street

C&A - moved from 29 High Street

LHS archives, cat.no. LHS 005967, Les Casey, 1997

Photo:C&A - Coffee shop, with Mr and Mrs Weaver

C&A - Coffee shop, with Mr and Mrs Weaver

LHS archives, cat.no LHS 004773

Photo:C&A - Electrical Dept

C&A - Electrical Dept

LHS archives, cat.no. LHS 004773

Photo:C&A - Gardens dept.

C&A - Gardens dept.

LHS archives, cat.no. 004771

Photo:M&Co, 2006

M&Co, 2006

LHS archives, cat.no. LHS 009660

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