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Frank O. Salisbury.
Frank O. Salisbury.
Portrait in the Oval Office.
What was New on the Website in 2020
What was New on the Website in 2020
New and Revised Pages and Comments
The Harpenden Trust
The Harpenden Trust
It's origins and continuing relevance
Park Avenue North - odd numbers 61 to 27
Park Avenue North - odd numbers 61 to 27
Approached from Maple Road
Alan John Bailey MC
Alan John Bailey MC
Son of Harpenden dentist John James Bailey
A Local History Quiz 2021
A Local History Quiz 2021
and now you can peek at the answers - in the downloadable document at the end!
The Embassy Flag Flies Again in Milton Road
The Embassy Flag Flies Again in Milton Road
Yugoslav Embassy flagpole replaced
It's not over until it's over
It's not over until it's over
Stories from Michael Weaver's life
The Oval Harpenden
The Oval Harpenden
A Mission Change Protecting the Past
Park Avenue - Part 1, odd numbers 1-25
Park Avenue - Part 1, odd numbers 1-25
An ever-changing road in the heart of Harpenden's Conservation Area
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125 years of Barclays Bank
125 years of Barclays Bank
Harpenden's Barclays Bank - from Jubilee to Jubilee
I lived at Barclays Bank House, Harpenden from l951 until 1957 during the time...
By Susan Robinson
On 25/02/2021
Moreton End School in Wartime
Moreton End School in Wartime
In the Picture I am the boy in the picture on the right on the top row  I...
By Gerald Leuw
On 25/02/2021
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
A Tribute to the Men who died in the Great War
Major Charles Henry Lord is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.  His...
By Sarah
On 25/02/2021
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I was a pupil at Moreton End from 1972 through to 1978. A full Tour of...
By Chris Ward
On 17/02/2021
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Hardenwick School in the late 1940s
Memories of my time there from 1947-51- School Number 81
I remember you Chris, at least the name. I attended between 1948 and 1957 when...
By Martin Howard
On 17/02/2021
The Children's House, St George's School
The Children's House, St George's School
A Montessori school - later moved to Gorselands
Think I might be the "Valerie" on Gavin's list. Can remember many more than...
By Valerie Gaubert
On 17/02/2021
James Marshall - 1661-1722
James Marshall - 1661-1722
Benefactor of young people in Wheathampstead and Harpenden
Bill Batchelor posted his appreciation of the James Marshall Trust on the Old...
By Rosemary Ross
On 08/02/2021
John Henshaw: A British Schools Headmaster
John Henshaw: A British Schools Headmaster
Derived from Harpenden Free Press articles, 1952 &1958 and "Harpenden British Schools" by Lieut.-Col. Durnford, 1891
John Henshaw was born in 1837, in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and was baptised there on...
By Richard Ebdon
On 08/02/2021
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Hardenwick School at Sandridgebury
Memories of my time there from 1967 to 1971
I was also at the school as a boarder from aged 6 yrs old to 9 from 1968 to...
By Russell Skinner
On 08/02/2021
Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company
Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company
Summary of a talk given by Alistair Hodgson at the Society's meeting held on 23 January 2018.
My father, Peter Brett, joined De Havilland as chief propeller designer in 1951...
By Wendy Hyams
On 02/02/2021
St Dominic's School
St Dominic's School
From Bowers Cottage, via Harpenden Hall and The Welcombe Convent to purpose-built school
Lovely to see these photos - I was a pupil from 1962 to 67, and I’m...
By Clare Glendinning
On 02/02/2021
Hardenwick School
Hardenwick School
Private Preparatory school for boys, Wordsworth Road 1898-1966
I have vivid memories of 1958. The Pope died in that year so a successor had to...
By George Wolfe
On 02/02/2021