The Local History Society organised competitions in order to capture memories of Harpenden "Before 1914" and "Before 1930".  As well as helping us identify shops, they capture a child's view of the village and the expanding housing developments.  Some of these comments have been added to other pages.  Here we will include extracts from some of the competition entries.  Please add your childhood memories here or in other parts of this website.

Other pages are about the schools and children's homes.