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The Harpenden Chapel, Cradock, South Africa
The Harpenden Chapel, Cradock, South Africa
A report in The Missionary Magazine and Chronicle, 1853, and further research
My 300 Years of Harpenden History -  Part II: 1823 onwards
My 300 Years of Harpenden History - Part II: 1823 onwards
A report on a talk given by Peter Wilson to the Society on 11 April 2018 reviewing his family history in Harpenden over 300 years.
Thomas Olney Luxon killed in WWI
Thomas Olney Luxon killed in WWI
A bellringer remembered in 2017
The Banana Republic of Elizabethan England
The Banana Republic of Elizabethan England
Summary of a talk given to the Society on 23rd October 2018
Development of Aldwickbury Farm
Development of Aldwickbury Farm
Wimpey estate on Upper Wheathampstead Road in 1967 and Royco houses in Aldwickbury Crescent in 1972
Cuthbert John Wolfe Lydekker
Cuthbert John Wolfe Lydekker
His work in Kenya and life in Harpenden
Bingham's Shop and Post Office
Bingham's Shop and Post Office
Station Road North
Following the George Hogg trail
Following the George Hogg trail
Chinese delegation visits George Hogg's birthplace
Harpenden in the Great War
Harpenden in the Great War
Exhibition on 1 December 2018
Community Meeting Point
Community Meeting Point
A much-valued Harpenden charity
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
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Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
Brilliant page, brought back many happy memories of my childhood when we lived...
By Wendy Austin
On 13/02/2019
The Children's Sanatorium, Harpenden
The Children's Sanatorium, Harpenden
A Special branch of the National Children's Home and Orphanage
This contribution from Mrs D M Merrill was prepared in 2010, and was recelty...
By Rosemary Ross
On 13/02/2019
War Memorial on Church Green, Harpenden
War Memorial on Church Green, Harpenden
1914-18 Names
Valerie Thrale has sent us some extra information about Charles...
By Diana Parrott
On 05/02/2019
Cuthbert John Wolfe Lydekker
Cuthbert John Wolfe Lydekker
His work in Kenya and life in Harpenden
I remember him as a tall very slim and almost gaunt lay reader in  St...
By John Wyborn
On 05/02/2019
The Children's House, St George's School
The Children's House, St George's School
A Montessori school - later moved to Gorselands
From 1946 to 1950, I was at the Children's House, where Mrs Blackden was...
By Gavin Rowe
On 05/02/2019
Charles Hill - 'The Radio Doctor' - 1904-1989
Charles Hill - 'The Radio Doctor' - 1904-1989
MP and Baron Hill of Luton
Phil Goodwin, an engineer with the GPO (General Post Office) answered an...
By Rosemary Ross
On 01/02/2019
A Dissenting Grammar School for Boys - 1818-1839
A Dissenting Grammar School for Boys - 1818-1839
at Blakesleys (Harpenden Hall)
Mr Phillips' school offered a meeting place for dissenters who had...
By Rosemary Ross
On 22/01/2019
Bingham's Shop and Post Office
Bingham's Shop and Post Office
Station Road North
I really enjoyed reading that, I have many similar memories. Especially walking...
By Dawn Bradbury
On 22/01/2019
Hardenwick School
Hardenwick School
Private Preparatory school for boys, Wordsworth Road 1898-1966
Is there a higher resolution photo available?  The one on the web page...
By Manny Robalino
On 18/01/2019
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Batford in the 1950s and 1960s
Memories of a local lad
Brilliant trip down memory lane Nigel. Many thanks. I was born in Batford and...
By Roger Martin
On 15/01/2019
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
My first home was in Meadway from baby to two years old; then moved to 36...
By Debbie West
On 15/01/2019
Ken's Kingdom
Ken's Kingdom
Memories of life at the N.C.H, Highfield Oval, in the 1940s and 1950s
I was at no 5 ogb (Old Girls & Boys House) from approx. 1953 to 1962....
By Edwin Price
On 08/01/2019