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The tragic case of Mr Bingham's daughter
The tragic case of Mr Bingham's daughter
An investigation into a tragedy at a Victorian school for KS3
How can we look inside Harpenden's past?
How can we look inside Harpenden's past?
A investigation focusing on straw plaiting for KS2/KS3
The development of Harpenden over time
The development of Harpenden over time
From the Anglo-Saxon charter to the 1951 development plan
World War II
World War II
Teachers' resources, and downloadable documents
Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge
Sir Charles Lawes-Wittewronge
Sportsman, Sculptor, Edwardian Lord of Rothamsted Manor
The Batford Football Team 1907-8
The Batford Football Team 1907-8
Rear of The Gibraltar Castle
Robert Warington FRS - 1838-1907
Robert Warington FRS - 1838-1907
Agricultural Chemist at Rothamsted
Bellringers for the 1953 Coronation
Bellringers for the 1953 Coronation
The Bells of St Nicholas rang out
Kate Richardson, Harpenden artist (1861-1941)
Kate Richardson, Harpenden artist (1861-1941)
From a transcript by LHS member Pat Wilson and a Hertfordshire Countryside article (1)
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
Reads' Motors
Reads' Motors
Successful business founded by Charles and William Read in 1921
The latest comments from this site

Auction of cottages on Leyton Road, behind the Silver Cup
Auction of cottages on Leyton Road, behind the Silver Cup
Recent donation of document dated 1877
I am very interested in this article as I lived in one of the cottages during...
By Rita Chapman
On 18/04/2017
James Busby
James Busby
Founder of Busby's the chemists
We have found more photos of Busby's chemists at 12 High Street and after...
By Rosemary Ross
On 18/04/2017
The History of Harpenden Fire Brigade
The History of Harpenden Fire Brigade
1800 to 1992 when the new Fire Station was opened
In 2004 Les Casey was sent a cutting from a 1951 issue of The Model Engineer,...
By Rosemary Ross
On 18/04/2017
Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Harpenden craftsmen made RAF memorial windows in Westminster Abbey
My uncle William Bruton (now deceased), was one of the glaziers who worked on...
By Linnette Tedman
On 11/04/2017
The White Horse Inn
The White Horse Inn
Hatching Green
I have just seen we have another photo of George and Billy Sears at Hatching...
By Rosemary Ross
On 11/04/2017
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Memories of my time there from 1947-51- School Number 81
I was at Hardenwick a year below Brian Haigh and remember him well as a fast...
By John Haine
On 11/04/2017
Inn on the Green
Inn on the Green
From hardware shop to pub in 100 years
Among Amy Coburn's papers, plans and the front elevation for Salisbury'...
By Rosemary Ross
On 04/04/2017
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Happened upon this site. Thank you for creating this! My parents owned The...
By David Hyde
On 04/04/2017
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
I have been looking for pictures of Heath Road around 1940. My husband's...
By Dawn Bradbury
On 04/04/2017
Putterills' Garage
Putterills' Garage
Early High Street Photo
Yes my Dad, Trevor Weldon, took over the business after my grand father passed...
By Claire Parker
On 21/03/2017
Everest:The First Ascent.The untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible.
Everest:The First Ascent.The untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible.
Talk to the Society by Harriet Tuckey, on 30 March 2015
What a fascinating article. I have always been in awe of the people who made...
By Tammy Donoghue
On 21/03/2017
Anscombes of Harpenden - Past and Present
Anscombes of Harpenden - Past and Present
Published by Stephen Egarr in 1982
I thought your readers might be interested in the following page which...
By Nick Warren
On 21/03/2017