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Percival Blow - architect in Harpenden & St Albans
Percival Blow - architect in Harpenden & St Albans
Review of latest SAHAAS publication
Found in an old Air Raid Shelter......
Found in an old Air Raid Shelter......
.....complete with cobwebs
A History of Bowling Alley
A History of Bowling Alley
A project for Harpenden U3A Local History group, March 2019
Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Harpenden
Great Northern Railway (GNR) at Harpenden
Transcript of a document in the LHS Archives - written in 1990s
Notes on Kinsbourne Green between the Wars
Notes on Kinsbourne Green between the Wars
My formative years before a lifetime in Africa
Holes around Harpenden
Holes around Harpenden
Ice houses, tunnels, cellars, chalk and lime pits, gravel pits and brickfields
A School at Lower Top Street Farm
A School at Lower Top Street Farm
Memories of school before the Great War
Ponds in Harpenden
Ponds in Harpenden
Past and Present
The Story of Wheathampstead and Harpenden in 6 parts, with Index
The Story of Wheathampstead and Harpenden in 6 parts, with Index
The published work of St Albans and Harpenden WEA classes - 1970-75
A landgirl remembers working at Annables
A landgirl remembers working at Annables
Further reminiscences of Kinsbourne Green during WWII
Horse & Hound and Gypsies on Kinsbourne Green
Horse & Hound and Gypsies on Kinsbourne Green
More Reminiscences (written in 1989)
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St Dominic's School
St Dominic's School
From Bowers Cottage, via Harpenden Hall and The Welcombe Convent to purpose-built school
I was a student from 1956 until going on to Loreto.  I remember it as a...
By Antonia Francis
On 17/09/2019
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I went there as a day pupil for the last year it was open. I was only 8 or 9,...
By Marco van Beek
On 17/09/2019
Heathfield Works
Heathfield Works
Industrial site by Harpenden Common
Growing up in Harpenden in the early 1960's, the Abbotts factory impressed...
By David Bond
On 17/09/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My granny (nee Willmott) lived in The Granary (the last two pictures in the...
By Jennifer Coville
On 10/09/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
The artist was my Auntie Ethel,  her maiden name was Wilmott. Can't...
By Jennifer Coville
On 10/09/2019
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Station Road shops in the 1930s
Summary of talk by Geoffrey Ackroyd
I remember Freeman Hardy & Willis. I got all my shoes for school from there...
By MELVYN COX
On 10/09/2019
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
Harpenden Memorial Hospital
The Red House, opened 1941
I was born in the Red House in 1956. My husband was born 8 days after me in the...
By Linda Bacon
On 28/08/2019
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Summary of Cornelia Clutterbuck's 1945-1946 Diaries
I have only just come across this information, but was so pleased to see both...
By Trisha Parsons
On 28/08/2019
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Scout Relief work in NW Europe
Summary of Cornelia Clutterbuck's 1945-1946 Diaries
I have only just come across this information, but was so pleased to see both...
By Trisha Parsons
On 28/08/2019
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Michael Middleton Green. Salisbury Ave. Harp. Attended ME..1955 to 64. ...
By Michael Middleton Green
On 13/08/2019
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 Grandfather Albert (Bert - no.59) lived at 62 Westfield Road for many years...
By Lisa Ashurst
On 06/08/2019
Ellen Terry (1847-1928)
Ellen Terry (1847-1928)
Her years in Harpenden - 1868-1874
Following the discovery by James Bettley of Edward Godwin's sketches of The...
By Rosemary Ross
On 06/08/2019