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T Simons Wine and Spirit Merchant
T Simons Wine and Spirit Merchant
Tracing the story of a storage jar
George Hogg and the celebrations of the 80th anniversary of China Gungho in 2018
George Hogg and the celebrations of the 80th anniversary of China Gungho in 2018
The significance of the Chinese Industrial Co-operative movement for which George Hogg worked
Loss of a Family Friend
Loss of a Family Friend
End of the NatWest Bank in Harpenden
Brauer's of Harpenden
Brauer's of Harpenden
The success story of a local industry
Lawes and Gilbert: an unlikely Victorian agricultural partnership
Lawes and Gilbert: an unlikely Victorian agricultural partnership
Report of a talk given by Roger Plumb at the Society's meeting held on 28 June 2017.
Life in another world: Electron Microscopes at Rothamsted
Life in another world: Electron Microscopes at Rothamsted
Talk to the Society on 26 September 2017
My Dream Job at the BBC Natural History Unit
My Dream Job at the BBC Natural History Unit
Summary of a talk given by Mike Salisbury OBE at the Society's meeting held on 22nd May 2017.
David and Janet Keen
David and Janet Keen
New Committee Members
Ronald Arthur Staines - 1929 to 2017
Ronald Arthur Staines - 1929 to 2017
Founder member and long-standing chairman of the Society
Getting around in Harpenden - Transport through the Ages
Getting around in Harpenden - Transport through the Ages
An exhibition on 2 December 2017, drawing on Les Casey's files
Harpenden Public Hall
Harpenden Public Hall
Bookings Registers 1938 to 1947
Les Casey - 1930 to 2017
Les Casey - 1930 to 2017
Revered teacher and tireless curator of Harpenden's history
The latest comments from this site

Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I attended Moreton from the end of 1957-‘63. I recall similar events: - ...
By Tim Harbot
On 17/02/2018
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
No mention of Roundfield Avenue. Was it on the site of a round field or is...
By Jackie Missenden
On 17/02/2018
Brauer's of Harpenden
Brauer's of Harpenden
The success story of a local industry
Some interesting comments have appeared on the Old Harpenden Years Gone By...
By Rosemary Ross
On 06/02/2018
Sun Lane corner
Sun Lane corner
Cottages demolished to widen the lane around 1930
Are these comments about the brick and timber cottage behind the brick wall...
By Caroline
On 06/02/2018
Old well in the High Street?
Old well in the High Street?
The Hole on the Concourse in November 2017
The well which was found at C&A's entrance, now under Sainsburys...
By Geoff Woodward
On 30/01/2018
Field House
Field House
A short history
I was at this home around 1980/2. I remember a boy named Mark and one called...
By Rowena
On 30/01/2018
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
My name is Michael Chappell I was at the home when Miss Hewitt was matron....
By Michael Chappell
On 30/01/2018
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
Pamela Lawrence has provided information about how Wells Close (on the...
By Rosemary Ross
On 22/01/2018
Les Casey - 1930 to 2017
Les Casey - 1930 to 2017
Revered teacher and tireless curator of Harpenden's history
What a fascinating insight into the life of Mr Casey. He certainly had a life...
By Pauline Chapman
On 22/01/2018
Kinsbourne Green
Kinsbourne Green
From the 1880s to the present
Information about Mr Ginn, headmaster at the school from 1949 to 1953, received...
By Diana Parrott
On 22/01/2018
Harpenden's Water Supply
Harpenden's Water Supply
The rise and fall of water towers built by the Harpenden Water Company
Thank you for a most interesting and informative article. Regarding the demise...
By Ferrers Young
On 09/01/2018
Old well in the High Street?
Old well in the High Street?
The Hole on the Concourse in November 2017
A very interesting read. I suppose the course of the drainage water would take...
By Peter Davis
On 09/01/2018