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New book by John Seabrook - Her Father's Name
New book by John Seabrook - Her Father's Name
A work of fiction based on actual events in late Victorian Harpenden
From Victorian Beerhouse to Traditional Public House
From Victorian Beerhouse to Traditional Public House
The many occupants of 9 High Street
Mr Davidson's Pig Farm, Batford
Mr Davidson's Pig Farm, Batford
Now the site of Katherine Warington School
Harpenden Branch of the Royal British Legion
Harpenden Branch of the Royal British Legion
Working for Remembrance since 1922
The 3rd Harpenden Cub Scouts
The 3rd Harpenden Cub Scouts
1966 a Summer to remember.
The Russell Building, Rothamsted
The Russell Building, Rothamsted
Re-purposing the Library, 2020
126 Southdown Road
126 Southdown Road
Read's Greengrocery Shop
Harpenden Memorials and Sculptures
Harpenden Memorials and Sculptures
A survey in 2020 of plaques dedicated to individuals, organisations and events
Art Deco in Harpenden
Art Deco in Harpenden
A heritage to be cherished
River Bridges
River Bridges
Transcript of a document in the LHS Archives
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Harpenden's War Memorials
Harpenden's War Memorials
A gallery of the many memorials around the village
The 100th anniversary of the dedication of Harpenden War Memorial took place on...
By Rosemary Ross
On 26/11/2020
Harpenden Branch of the Royal British Legion
Harpenden Branch of the Royal British Legion
Working for Remembrance since 1922
I was a RBL associate member for some years and remember my mother-in-law,...
By John HALSEY
On 26/11/2020
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road, even numbers on the north side
Parkview Estate - Cowper Road, even numbers on the north side
Tracing occupants since the first houses were built in 1883
The loan of deeds for 44 Cowper Road, so they could be scanned for the local...
By Rosemary Ross
On 26/11/2020
"Dad's Story" - Tom Todd recalls his life in Harpenden
Adapted from a document in LHS Archives
Thank you, for this truly endearing feature. It allowed me to introduce to my...
By Kimberly Lee
On 13/11/2020
Field House
Field House
A short history
I was working at FH from 1971-4 . I arrived just before the Coopers and worked...
By Liz France France
On 13/11/2020
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Can you add any more names?
My father, Christopher Grove (KIP) Grenside is no 73 on the photograph. ...
By Robert Grenside
On 13/11/2020
Old Elmfield School member
Old Elmfield School member
Fond memories of being a 'boarder' there!
My father Raymond Jones was the headmaster there from 1956. I spent a lot of...
By Cindy Jones
On 02/11/2020
Being Prepared: A Brief History of Scouting
Being Prepared: A Brief History of Scouting
Report of a talk to the Society at the Society's meeting held on 23 February 2016.
John Seabrook has provided amendments to the brief history of 2nd Harpenden...
By Rosemary Ross
On 02/11/2020
Kinsbourne Green
Kinsbourne Green
From the 1880s to the present
The information about the Kennels states the Kennels were built in 1866. I...
By Bob Smith
On 02/11/2020
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. My brother Andrew and I both lived in Flat 1 from about 1971 to 1977 with...
By Richard Walker
On 17/10/2020
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
Balfour Court - near Waveney Road - was named after Balfour-Beatty (the...
By Smolt
On 17/10/2020
126 Southdown Road
126 Southdown Road
Read's Greengrocery Shop
I recall my Nan, Rebecca Simmons then of 39 Grove Road, doing cleaning and odd...
By Anthony Gallow
On 17/10/2020