Other local publications - not comprehensive

by local authors or about Harpenden's history

Geoff Ackroyd: The Village Baker

First published September 2011, the third edition was published December 2013, with additional material. Geoff outlines the origins of Ackroyds bakers, with many reminiscences about his own career and other interests in the community.

A few copies available – contact us. Copies may also be available through eBay (at a price!)

Ed Wiles: An iPhone treasure hunt in Harpenden – £1.49 via www.huntzz.com   Ed is a Harpenden-born film maker with an interest in local history.

W S Pierpoint: John Keats (1795-1821), Henry Stephens (1796-1864) and George Wilson Mackereth (1793-1869) – The unparallel lives of three medical students: Poetry, Pencraft and Persistent Medical Practice. Henry Stephens, who lived and worked as a doctor in Redbourn until 1828, later abandoned medicine to develop and patent blue-black ink and establish a successful manufacturing business.

Published in October 2010 by The Stephens Collection, Finchley. ISBN 978-0-9567127-0-7.

Price £6 (cheques payable to “The Stephens Collection”), from Maureen Pierpoint, 4 Wheatlock Mead, Redbourn AL3 7HS.  Tel: 01582 797117.

Christine Aitken: Childwickbury – a definitive work tracing the owners and occupiers of the Childwickbury Estate: the history of a community, a world-renowned horse-breeding establishment and a rural way of life – from the 1800s to the present day, carefully researched and recorded by a one-time resident of the Estate. Published in May 2011, £35 from Christine Aitken, 2 New Cottages, Harpendenbury, Redbourn AL3 7QA, christine_aitken2@btinternet.com

Peter Burley, Michael Elliott, Harvey Watson: The Battles of St Albans

An account of two battles in the Wars of the Roses, in 1455 and 1461, with historical background, location of the battles, and walks; illustrated with maps and photos.

Published in 2007 by Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS, £14.99. www.pen-and-sword.co.uk

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