This is an overview of the exhibition, featuring contemporary photos of buildings in Milton Road, Shakespeare Road, Spenser Road and Cowper Road. In due course we hope to publish details of the individual sheets, with accompanying information about former residents and how the estate developed from 1883 to 1974 – when Kelly’s directories ceased to be published. Kelly’s directories were the main source for tracing occupants/owners, supplemented with information from the Local History archives. However there are other sources, such as censuses, deeds, and people’s memories – particularly for updating the lists of residents and information about them, and we hope that current owners will continue to add to our knowledge about this area,
John Versey provided the information about Esterhazy – the spy who lived in Harpenden.
There are website pages on Elizabeth Bowen, John Frye Bourne, George Coburn, Hugh Fraser, Phillip Gregory, George Herring, Charles Hill, Hans Kalmus, MAFF Pathology Lab, Kate Richardson, Rosemary Military Hospital, Katherine Warington, Dr Robert Warington, Harpenden Water Company