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T Simons Wine and Spirit Merchant
...Bacon T Simons & Son for Tea in the Green Bag T Simons & Son for Wines and
s T Simons & Son for Prize Medal Cheddar Note: The butchers at 92 High Street, Harpenden were members of the Wheathampstead family. William Simons and the Wheathampstead Simons Mr & Mrs Dean’s article covers this story. Added information is in italics: A William Simons was baptised in 1738 at Ampthill in Bedfordshire. When he came to Harpenden is not very clear but th...
The growing village (2)
...ill be a need for such activity in the future. To foster and encourage the
of service From this meeting the Harpenden Trust was formed. Its aims were to foster and encourage the
of service in the community, to help and residents who may be in need and to raise funds so that the work may be well done. The Trust has more than fulfilled those aims for the past 60 years. Persuading the County Council to build a Day Centre in Rothamsted P...
Frank O Salisbury's stained glass windows in Highfield Oval
...s of the eternal nature of God. In the topmost light is the dove, the Holy
, presiding over all. The dedication plaque is placed centrally in the lower lights of the window and the inscription reads: “This window was presented to the Glory of God and in the interest of the nation’s children by Alderman Sir Charles C. Wakefield, Bart, 1928.” The window is remarkable for the coherence of the whole design linked to the legend of St Christopher...
Chestnut Cottage, Home Farm
...en pre-eminently a delightful old-world country village, but here too, the
of modern improvements has been at work for some years past. The cottage of which an illustration is given was situated at the corner of what used to be called Stakers’ Lane, but which has now received the more modern appellation of Station Road. A few months ago “Chestnut Cottage” was pulled down to make way for the double-fronted shop now used by Mr Ridley as ironm...
Harpenden Gang Show - looking back 20 years
...ather played the bass and a friend played the drums. Who said the war-time
is dead?” Notes on some people involved included: David Keen* – “David is another of the ‘Un-sung Heroes’. He is responsible for the magnificent scenery which adorns the stage. … His tour of duty as Scenery Manager commenced in 1988. In 1996 he also adopted the role of Stage Manager. David, formerly a headteacher, is now Education officer at RAF Hendon. His daughter...
George Hogg and Gung Ho
...ork together” – movement, as CIC was also known, in many ways captured the
of the United Front to rebuild the nation through war, and the idea of village co-operatives, involving rather than marginalising the rural majority, combining self-help with mutual aid, spread quickly among political, business, diplomatic and Christian missionary circles. Support flowed in from the US, Britain, especially the co-operative movement, and the overseas...
Crowded Schools at Harpenden.
...the pupils can be gathered together, it is difficult to secure a corporate
. Also, any talk or notice which has to be given to the whole school must be repeated by the headmaster in nine different classrooms, involving an unnecessary expenditure of time and energy. “There is no suitable accommodation for physical training. At present the Vaughan Hall, which is small and unsuitable for some purposes, is hired for certain stated times, eight h...
Roundwood - The Development of North Harpenden
...ven up the hill. She was one of those people who would greet each day in a
of high-hearted happiness, and she had many friends. Other neighbours included a senior Vauxhall Manager, several hat manufacturers with businesses in Luton, Wyvil Baldwin a Special Commissioner of Income Tax, some bank managers, and Dr Colin Butler, a Rothamsted Bee Specialist. The Shadow of War ‘Lindley’ no.19 Roundwood Park The war was not kind to everyone. Herber...
...enden. Its beer sales exceeded 5,000 barrels per year, and “a considerable
trade was carried on” Glover completely modernised the premises. He demolished all the brewery buildings, and built a new brewery at the southern end of the site, incorporating the large tower block, which was a prominent feature of the High Street for many years. Harpenden High Street showing brewery tower on the right. Credit: H Valentine, LHS archives Mrs Mardall...
More celebrations of George Hogg and the Gung Ho movement in China - September 2016
...Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo and High End Forum on the Rewi Alley
of Internationalism and the One Belt and One Road International Forum. George Hogg’s relatives, Peter Jarvis and Vanessa Dingley at the conference, Lanzhou City University – Credit: Peter Chan, Lanzhou, 17 September 2916 The delegates to the meeting included leaders and academic researchers from the UK, New Zealand, and USA. Among them, we were honored to have two re...
St Mary's, Kinsbourne Green
ual and social Life While all these matters were going ahead the
ual and social life of the Church at Kinsbourne Green was developing. John and Catherine Sandford lived in a house in Roundwood Park which they generously made available as appropriate for St Mary’s Church activities. This greatly eased the limitations which the original church building would otherwise have imposed. Catherine Sandford started a Young Wives Group which...
The Civil War in Hertfordshire - 1642-1647
...s. The speaker came from Ware, a town which experienced some hostility from royalists in Hertford. The aftermath of the civil war saw a changed society, with sharper divisions between town and countryside, a greater independence of
, new relationships between landowners and workers, between men and women, and other more gradual changes that became evident in the centuries that followed. For some communities memories of the Civil War persiste...
A Dissenting Grammar School for Boys - 1818-1839
...r Leonard (who later became headmaster) “joining in their games with great
and pleasure”. She and her sister took a Saturday walk “with five of the Optimi, into Mr Lawes’ park … our companions were employed in gathering nuts and blackberries. … I was struck with their kindness to each other; they are like brothers”. A pupil’s take on Mr Leonard We also have in our archives a copy of a letter written on 15 May 1826 from a pupil, Thomas Jones...
...nded, and as they grow older, to develop initiative, self-dependence and a
of adventure”. The curriculum included the study of current news and the cultivation of an interest in scientific progress and business life. The fees for all this were thirty-six guineas. 1929 school photo, with Mr Evington. Credit: LHS archives – scan of LHS 1929A Harpenden School Photo, 1929. Credit: LHS archives – scan of LHS 1929B Mr Evington’s son joined the st...
A Harpenden Grocer's Shop - Part 1
...d hems were not a useful guide. T Simons is recorded in ‘T Simons Wine and
Merchant’ as “By 1924 … the shop had become a branch of Howard Roberts. However the shop continued to trade at under the name of Simons and Son until 1958, then in 1960 giving way to Budgens.” It seemed very likely that the shop shown in the photograph is the one mentioned in that article. The photograph shows that the building was of brick and there were at least tw...
Blades of Grass
...children in China some years later. Added to this – he had an adventurous
. Student holidays were spent hitching around Europe just as events in Germany were gearing up to threaten the whole world. An adventurous ‘gap year’ journey Newly graduated, and not entirely sure what to do next, he elects to accompany his Aunt on her latest round the world tour. As you do. We need to put this in perspective though. For all his privilege of opportuni...
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