Elm trees in Harpenden

Ancient trees lost to Dutch elm disease

Maples and beech trees are now growing tall where huge elms stood along the greens beside Leyton Road and Lower High Street.  Recently scanned photos and slides recall these trees in the 1960s and 1970s. We have a large selection of photos taken in the 1980s when the elm trees had to be removed.

Leyton Road, 1961
Gavin Ross
Surrounded by a seat, on the concourse, High Street, 1977
LHS slide collection
Lower High Street, south from Thomson's Close, 1977
LHS slide collection
Lower High Street, outside Sainsbury's, 1977
LHS slide collection
Lower High Street, near Sainsbury's, 1977
LHS slide collection
Lower High Street, outside Sainsbury's, 1977
LHS slide collection
Lower High Street, looking north to Old Cock Inn
LHS slide collection
Elm on life-support, corner of Amenbury Lane and Leyton Green, 1970
Peter Boden

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