David Hinton

My pages:

Page link: Watercress Beds
Watercress Beds
Beds fed by springs alongside the River Lea
Page link: Some older trees in Harpenden
Some older trees in Harpenden
Archive photos from the 1960s onwards
Page link: Businesses in Bowling Alley & Southdown
Businesses in Bowling Alley & Southdown
From the mid 19th century to the 1990s
Page link: The History of Paper Mills in Hertfordshire
The History of Paper Mills in Hertfordshire
Pickford 1775 (on the Lea in Batford)
Page link: The Straw Hat and Education
The Straw Hat and Education
from the Parish Magazine August 1960
Page link: Ben and Clara Rowe
Ben and Clara Rowe
Married 60 Years in 1967- still busily working
Page link: Eric Brandreth
Eric Brandreth
Late librarian and local historian
Page link: The Growth of Harpenden
The Growth of Harpenden
An update in 2002
Page link: Harpenden Races
Harpenden Races
1840s to 1914
Page link: Batford
Batford
1900s to 1930s
Page link: Harpenden Common
Harpenden Common
Grazing sheep, wartime farming, ponds - 1890s to 1940s
Page link: Akrill House - A Notable Building in Harpenden
Akrill House - A Notable Building in Harpenden
Links to Maple's Furniture and National Children's Home
Page link: The Story of the Manor of Rothamsted
The Story of the Manor of Rothamsted
The manor house and its inhabitants
Page link: St Vincent De Paul Hostel
St Vincent De Paul Hostel
Young Offenders Hostel in Harpenden in the 1920s
Page link: Dreadful Fire
Dreadful Fire
Fire and looting at Turner's Hall, Kinsbourne Green in 1826
Page link: A Harpenden Child
A Harpenden Child
Growing up near Batford Mill in the 1890s
Page link: Lady Caroline Lawes - 1822-1895
Lady Caroline Lawes - 1822-1895
Wife of Sir John Bennet Lawes
Page link: Harpenden Races
Harpenden Races
From the 1830s to 1914
Page link: Luton & St Albans Coach 1842
Luton & St Albans Coach 1842
How to get to London for the day.
Page link: Eric Meadows  (1924-2009)
Eric Meadows (1924-2009)
Man focused on capturing our heritage
Page link: The Baa Lamb Trees
The Baa Lamb Trees
A house called Balaams
Page link: Meetings
Meetings
Programme of meetings for 2018, and links to reports of recent meetings
Page link: The Bells of St Nicholas
The Bells of St Nicholas
From three in 1552 to eight in 1990 - and two Oldfield bells
Page link: Harpenden in the 1860s, recalled in 1935
Harpenden in the 1860s, recalled in 1935
The Parish Church; the 'rope walk'; and village pranksters
Page link: St Helena's, 40 Luton Road
St Helena's, 40 Luton Road
Harpenden Memorial Nursing Centre to Welfare Clinic
Page link: Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Harpenden craftsmen made RAF memorial windows in Westminster Abbey
Page link: Harpenden Census 1871 and 2001
Harpenden Census 1871 and 2001
Snapshots of Harpenden
Page link: Harpenden's Railways
Harpenden's Railways
A Brief History, Compiled by Harpenden Railway Museum
Page link: Green Lawns, Kinsbourne Green
Green Lawns, Kinsbourne Green
Garage and Country Club from 1920 to the 1940s
Page link: Hertfordshire Puddingstone
Hertfordshire Puddingstone
Almost unique to our area
Page link: Geology and Soils of the Harpenden District
Geology and Soils of the Harpenden District
The southern slopes of the Chiltern Hills
Page link: August 1914
August 1914
Billeting in Harpenden
Page link: Rothamsted Manor
Rothamsted Manor
Evolution of the house from the 16th to 20th centuries
Page link: The Children's Home at Harpenden -  A report on progress 1915
The Children's Home at Harpenden - A report on progress 1915
Extract from 'Highways & Hedges' - NCH journal 1915
Page link: National Children's Home
National Children's Home
Moved to Harpenden in 1913 and offered employment training to orphaned boys and girls
Page link: Harpenden Cricket Club
Harpenden Cricket Club
Early history from the 1880s to the 1930s
Page link: Cricket on the Common
Cricket on the Common
Memories from the 1880s to the 1920s
Page link: Justice in the 16th Century
Justice in the 16th Century
John Hunt araigned for 'living incontinently' with his servant Joan Willeys
Page link: Basket Making at Batford
Basket Making at Batford
Willow canes were specially planted near the River Lea downstream from Batford Mill
Page link: Methodism in Harpenden
Methodism in Harpenden
From cottages to four churches
Page link: Children's Country Holidays
Children's Country Holidays
315 children from inner London parishes
Page link: Victoria Road Schools - 1897 - 1997
Victoria Road Schools - 1897 - 1997
Harpenden's Board School - and new uses when the school moved to Manland
Page link: Harpenden Free Library
Harpenden Free Library
From the Red House to Harpenden Hall
Page link: The Avenues
The Avenues
Sale of land for development on the St Nicholas Estate
Page link: Harpenden's Oldest House?
Harpenden's Oldest House?
From Local History Society Newsletter No 1 1974
Page link: Anscombes of Harpenden - Past and Present
Anscombes of Harpenden - Past and Present
Published by Stephen Egarr in 1982
Page link: The Maple Convalescent Home
The Maple Convalescent Home
From "The Lady's Pictorial" June 12th 1897
Page link: Waverley Mills
Waverley Mills
Letter by Miss J Lawrence
Page link: Batford added to Harpenden
Batford added to Harpenden
Boundary Extention - 1935
Page link: Rothamsted Park
Rothamsted Park
From private to public park
Page link: School Days in the 1930's
School Days in the 1930's
Memories of St Nicholas, Victoria Road and Manland schools
Page link: The Nickey Line
The Nickey Line
Harpenden to Redbourn & Hemel Hempstead
Page link: Burial Mound in the Lea Valley
Burial Mound in the Lea Valley
Romano-British sarcophagus found in the 1820s
Page link: Joining the Society
Joining the Society
Application form to download
Page link: St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
Page link: Insanity
Insanity
Harpenden Hall Asylum - an early advertisement c1848
Page link: Cloak and Dagger at Rothamsted Manor
Cloak and Dagger at Rothamsted Manor
Top Secret activities in the Second World War
Page link: Royal Visits to Harpenden
Royal Visits to Harpenden
From Prince Regent to Elizabeth II
Page link: The Institute, Southdown Road
The Institute, Southdown Road
Harpenden's Lecture Institute and Reading Room
Page link: Rose Cottage,  High Street
Rose Cottage, High Street
From general drapers to dental surgery
Page link: First Aid Post, Vaughan Road
First Aid Post, Vaughan Road
Memories of a Red Cross volunteer in the Second World War
Page link: The Great Northern Railway Station
The Great Northern Railway Station
From Harpenden direct to London in the 1860s
Page link: Jarvis the Builder
Jarvis the Builder
13 Vaughan Road - 1909-1974
Page link: HMS Harpenden
HMS Harpenden
Commissioned in February 1918
Page link: Harpenden: the growth of a village (2)
Harpenden: the growth of a village (2)
A changing community - the 20th century
Page link: Harpenden: the growth of a village (1)
Harpenden: the growth of a village (1)
From the coming of the railways to the early 20th century
Page link: Sir John Bennet Lawes
Sir John Bennet Lawes
Pioneer of Rothamsted Experimental Station
Page link: The Reformation comes to Harpenden
The Reformation comes to Harpenden
Henry VIII's permission to the people of Harpenden to bury their dead 1537
Page link: William Hogg and his horsedrawn cab
William Hogg and his horsedrawn cab
A stylish ride from the station
Page link: Tollgate Hotel, 65 High Street, Harpenden
Tollgate Hotel, 65 High Street, Harpenden
Home of the Harpenden Directory today
Page link: Harpenden British School
Harpenden British School
Founded in 1850, it became the Board School in 1895, and moved to Manland in 1939
Page link: Heath Road, Harpenden in the 1960's
Heath Road, Harpenden in the 1960's
Memories of Life at number 26
Page link: George Coburn and Sons
George Coburn and Sons
Builder, Cowper Road
Page link: Annables Donkey Wheel
Annables Donkey Wheel
Dink the Donkey replaced by a mechanical pump
Page link: A Great Feat of Engineering
A Great Feat of Engineering
The skew Bridge
Page link: An Introduction to Harpenden
An Introduction to Harpenden
2000 years of history
Page link: Harpenden Glider Tragedy - 1931
Harpenden Glider Tragedy - 1931
Captain Thomas Eaton Lander, Harpenden glider pioneer
Page link: Harpenden's Cinemas
Harpenden's Cinemas
From three to none
Page link: The Sewage Works
The Sewage Works
From cesspools to modern disposal
Page link: Harpenden Gas Company
Harpenden Gas Company
From 1864 to 1936
Page link: Harpenden in 1905, by Arthur Mee
Harpenden in 1905, by Arthur Mee
"A little piece of the countryside that has grown into a town"
Page link: Drunkenness
Drunkenness
according the Drunkenness Act of 1606
Page link: Hertfordshire Bridges
Hertfordshire Bridges
Talk by Richard Lavender, on 22nd September 2009
Page link: Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Programme of quarterly exhibitions in Park Hall