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Bill Gaskin - Harpenden hairdresser
Bill Gaskin - Harpenden hairdresser
from Station Road to Leyton Road
St John's School
St John's School
Class of 1950 or 1951
Customer Service on the Midland Railway - 1883
Customer Service on the Midland Railway - 1883
Ernest Anscombe's polite request
Harpenden during WWII
Harpenden during WWII
Some memorable events
Luton Town Football Club
Luton Town Football Club
Information wanted about players, and photographs from Victorian times
Crowded Schools at Harpenden.
Crowded Schools at Harpenden.
"Unsuited to present-day requirements" - Trains make teaching difficult: School Managers' complaint to County Council.
Harpenden British Schools: Origin, History and Present Position of the Schools - in 1891
Harpenden British Schools: Origin, History and Present Position of the Schools - in 1891
A paper read by the Honorary Secretary, Lieut.-Colonel Durnford, at a meeting of the Subscribers and Parents of Scholars, held on 18th of December 1891.
Tennis Court behind Barnfield Road
Tennis Court behind Barnfield Road
Can you identify the players in a 1954 cutting?
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Wilson Brothers garage, Southdown
Wilson Brothers garage, Southdown
From sheds to Southdown Industrial Estate
The new industrial estate was not without its critics. The Herts Advertiser of...
By Rosemary Ross
On 10/07/2018
Ernest Heasman at Nedneprah, East Common
Ernest Heasman at Nedneprah, East Common
Memories of my artist father and musician mother
Ernest and Anna Heasman are my grandparents. I am the daughter of their son...
By Trish Fulford
On 03/07/2018
Crowded Schools at Harpenden.
Crowded Schools at Harpenden.
"Unsuited to present-day requirements" - Trains make teaching difficult: School Managers' complaint to County Council.
At the time of this report the trains would of course have been...
By Diana Parrott
On 03/07/2018
Harpenden's Post Office
Harpenden's Post Office
Expansion and contraction over more than 160 years
A list of postmasters, compiled by John Maryan, the last to hold this role in...
By Rosemary Ross
On 03/07/2018
Tennis Court behind Barnfield Road
Tennis Court behind Barnfield Road
Can you identify the players in a 1954 cutting?
Michael Evans was my next door neighbour in Barnfield Road. My name then...
By Julius Bertram
On 26/06/2018
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
I'm Brett Hoskins' brother. I was born in the flat above the Home and...
By Alun Hoskins
On 26/06/2018
Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
Harpenden resident from 1960-1984
I lived with my family in Harpenden from the age of 8 and went to school at...
By Andrew Stearn
On 29/05/2018
Hardenwick School
Hardenwick School
Private Preparatory school for boys, Wordsworth Road 1898-1966
Phil Soskin has passed on some school photos but we do not see to be able to...
By Brian Haigh
On 29/05/2018
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Memories of my time there from 1947-51- School Number 81
Have just read, again, the comments made on the other pages. Phil Soskin sent...
By Brian Haigh
On 29/05/2018
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harpenden
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harpenden
Father Pierre Louis Martin
Benjamin Berthod has donated a copy Kronos no.33, the Alben journal of...
By Rosemary Ross
On 22/05/2018
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
Home and Colonial Stores was at 42 High Street. I lived with my family in the...
By Brett Hoskins
On 22/05/2018
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