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Luton Road Sub-Post Office
Luton Road Sub-Post Office
The Johnson Family
Creekmouth Village
Creekmouth Village
Built by John Bennet Lawes for workers at his Chemical Factory on the Thames
Dr Hester
Dr Hester
A patient's tribute
A visit to Gorhambury
A visit to Gorhambury
Guided tours for members of the Society
Lyddeker Park
Lyddeker Park
Information Boards and Memorial Plaques
The Flora of Harpenden
The Flora of Harpenden
Talk by Ian Denholm to the Society on 28 February 2017
Geoffrey Ernest Ackroyd - 1930-2017
Geoffrey Ernest Ackroyd - 1930-2017
The last of the Ackroyd bakers
The Harpenden Drama League
The Harpenden Drama League
'The Play's the Thing!'
"Old Harpenden, Years Gone By" Facebook Group
Gathering at the Plough & Harrow on 23 September 2017
Gorhambury through the Ages - 1771-2017
Gorhambury through the Ages - 1771-2017
Report of a talk given by Viscountess Grimston at the Society's meeting held on Tuesday 17th January 2017
The Red House
The Red House
Reminiscences of a trainee nurse in the 1960s
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Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Hello Everyone, I was at M.E. about the same time as you David Hyde. Yes I...
By Keith Burgess
On 17/11/2017
Hardenwick School
Hardenwick School
Private Preparatory school for boys, Wordsworth Road 1898-1966
I was at St Georges from 1949 to 1958. We used to play rugby against you. I was...
By L.D.Woodley
On 07/11/2017
Some older trees in Harpenden
Some older trees in Harpenden
Archive photos from the 1960s onwards
Hi, my dad Michael Cleary lived and worked in Harpenden in the 1950s. One...
By Christy Cleary
On 07/11/2017
Some Memories of Harpenden East Station
Some Memories of Harpenden East Station
From the 1930s to 1965
I have memories of the line too. Used to travel by coach to Batford school till...
By Stephen Povey
On 07/11/2017
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Gentlemen, I was a pupil at Moreton End from 1957-1963 and, from what all of...
By Tim Whiteley
On 31/10/2017
Oggelsby's Centenary - 1873 to 1973
Oggelsby's Centenary - 1873 to 1973
A family's history in the transportation business
The motor racing referred to is not strictly true as the events he took part in...
By Colin Oggelsby
On 31/10/2017
Harry Knight's Memories of Harpenden before 1914
Harry Knight's Memories of Harpenden before 1914
Written at the age of 100 in 1979
Harry Knight's copybook has recently come to light again, as we sort and...
By Rosemary Ross
On 24/10/2017
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Hello David. I was there 1950 -57 so we may have known each other but sorry I...
By Martin Underwood
On 24/10/2017
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
I am glad this home is down, it was the home from hell. We were slippered,...
By Janet Woolner
On 24/10/2017
The Elliott 401 Computer at Rothamsted
The Elliott 401 Computer at Rothamsted
First electronic computer in civilian research
" The Elliott 401 was [..] handed over to the Science Museum, where it stands...
By William Shears
On 03/10/2017
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
Well at long last St Margaret's has been demolished and so will go all the...
By Patrick Boyle
On 26/09/2017
History Society Visits to Luton Hoo Walled Garden
History Society Visits to Luton Hoo Walled Garden
10 and 13 September 2014
Had a lovely visit with my brother and his wife. We were taken around the...
By Marilyn Dawkins
On 26/09/2017