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Fond memories of Highfield Oval
Fond memories of Highfield Oval
From a member of the staff
Weston family
Weston family
Do you know of Cecily Mildred Weston born around 1886?
Douglas Bader, RAF Hero
Douglas Bader, RAF Hero
Did he live in Harpenden? The answer is 'No' but he did visit to play golf
The History behind Numbers 24 and 26 Station Road
The History behind Numbers 24 and 26 Station Road
Taken from documents in LHS Archives donated by The Anscombe Family
Remembering the Coronation of 1953
Remembering the Coronation of 1953
A summary of the talk given by John Seabrook at the Society's meeting on 24 October 2017.
Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company
Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company
Summary of a talk given by Alistair Hodgson at the Society's meeting held on 23 January 2018.
Maritime Literature across the Centuries
Maritime Literature across the Centuries
A summary of a talk Julian Parker OBE FNI FRSA in November 2016
Sub Lieutenant John Ryck Wolfe Lydekker
Sub Lieutenant John Ryck Wolfe Lydekker
Twice mentioned in dispatches
Ridge House
Ridge House
Home of Jesse Catton - and the growth of the Ridge estate
Admiral Sims comes to Harpenden
Admiral Sims comes to Harpenden
5 July 1918 at St George's School
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The History behind Numbers 24 and 26 Station Road
The History behind Numbers 24 and 26 Station Road
Taken from documents in LHS Archives donated by The Anscombe Family
Colin Gaskin, whose father worked with Arthur Fowle at 24 Station Road, has...
By Rosemary Ross
On 15/05/2018
Greenway Spinney
Greenway Spinney
A brief history of Green Lane and Greenway Spinney
An aerial view of the High First Estate, published in the Harpenden Free Press...
By Rosemary Ross
On 15/05/2018
Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company
Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company
Summary of a talk given by Alistair Hodgson at the Society's meeting held on 23 January 2018.
This presentation was very interesting and very sorry that my wife and I were...
By Vivian Summers
On 15/05/2018
T Simons Wine and Spirit Merchant
T Simons Wine and Spirit Merchant
Tracing the story of a storage jar
This link gives more information about the Titmuss-Simons families in...
By Peter Simons
On 10/05/2018
The Park Stables
The Park Stables
A Brief History
It is with sadness that I have to report that Derek Christopher died about 2...
By John HALSEY
On 10/05/2018
Harpenden High Street - c.1890-1939
Harpenden High Street - c.1890-1939
Lovely shot of the old days, such nostalgia!  Looks much better than the...
By paulle'dain
On 01/05/2018
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Memories of my time there from 1947-51- School Number 81
In the 1950/51 photo, two more names have popped up. The blonde on the left of...
By Brian Haigh
On 01/05/2018
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
From London's East End to the Wilds of Hertfordshire
Hello, I was a staff member (Auntie Jean) at the Oval from 1977-1979.  I...
By Jean McFall Bryan
On 24/04/2018
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
The Red House, opened 1941
I was born in the Red House in 1948. It was winter. My mother walked from...
By Linnette Tedman (nee Keough)
On 24/04/2018
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Memories of my time there from 1947-51- School Number 81
My interest was reignited today on receiving a number of photos from Phil...
By Brian Haigh
On 10/04/2018
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
From London's East End to the Wilds of Hertfordshire
Hi I was at Harpenden mid 60s early 70s and would like to know anything about a...
By Paul Porter
On 10/04/2018
The Story of 48 High Street
The Story of 48 High Street
From a reference on the Tithe Award map of 1843 to Harpenden Books in 2016
If it can be assumed that a J has been misinterpreted as an I and that there...
By Diana Parrott
On 10/04/2018