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HADFAS, Helen Robinson, and stained glass
HADFAS, Helen Robinson, and stained glass
High Beeches and Kimpton Schools
Basil Kassanis
Basil Kassanis
Harpenden Sculptor in Wood
Batford Community Hall
Batford Community Hall
By Geoff Woodward, c2004 - and later comments
An Eligible Bachelor Comes to Harpenden
An Eligible Bachelor Comes to Harpenden
but does not stay long at Harpenden Hall in 1840
John Olley - 1931-2019
John Olley - 1931-2019
Memories of John, Local History Society member, compiled from the eulogy given at his funeral
From Fact to Fiction
From Fact to Fiction
A report of the talk given by Jane Hawking on 30th April 2019.
Harpenden Entertainers
Harpenden Entertainers
By Geoff Woodward, c2004
Passionate about Farming
Passionate about Farming
Report on a talk by Jamie Burrows on 26 February 2019
World War One in the Air
World War One in the Air
Report of a talk by David Keen on 26 March 2019.
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
The latest comments from this site

Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Hawes & Harris, stained glass window makers
Harpenden craftsmen made RAF memorial windows in Westminster Abbey
Along with all my family, I am very proud of my father, Geoffrey Harper, who...
By Adrian Harper
On 29/10/2019
Tribute to Ian Fulton (1934-2019)
Tribute to Ian Fulton (1934-2019)
A long life of community work
I loved him so much. May you rest in peace my beloved Ian. Andrew...
By Andy Packer
On 29/10/2019
Harpenden Entertainers
Harpenden Entertainers
By Geoff Woodward, c2004
Further information about Esther Rantzen, Peter Haigh, the Maguire Singers, and...
By Rosemary Ross
On 22/10/2019
Ernest Heasman at Nedneprah, East Common
Ernest Heasman at Nedneprah, East Common
Memories of my artist father and musician mother
I was very interested to read the above memoir. My grandmother (nee Grace Naomi...
By Angela Garfield
On 22/10/2019
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Fascinating reminiscences from fellow contributors: thank you all. I attended...
By Rod Terrett
On 15/10/2019
Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
Wow!!! You've all awoken memories here!! I was at Moreton End for a few...
By Dominic Appleton
On 01/10/2019
Joining the Society
Joining the Society
Although an expat, I would like to become a member to support the society and...
By Bob Brunton
On 01/10/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My grandmother was housekeeper to a Miss Pickering at The Granary during the...
By Bob Daniel
On 01/10/2019
Farms in and around Harpenden
Farms in and around Harpenden
1880s to 1930s
My grandmother was housekeeper to a Miss Pickering at The Granary during the...
By Bob Daniel
On 24/09/2019
St Margaret's Crossway
St Margaret's Crossway
An orphange for "friendless little girls"
Well at last, St Margaret's children's home is no more thank God, and...
By PATRICK BOYLE
On 24/09/2019
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