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The Red House
The Red House
Reminiscences of a trainee nurse in the 1960s
Treasures of the Hertfordshire Archives - The Amy Coburn Lecture
Treasures of the Hertfordshire Archives - The Amy Coburn Lecture
Report of the talk given to the Society by Diane Hodgson following the Society's AGM held on 25 April 2017
Stained Glass in Harpenden - Geoffrey Harper's contribution
Stained Glass in Harpenden - Geoffrey Harper's contribution
Review of "A Life in Glass - Portrait of a Stained Glass Artist" by Francesca Stevens
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Architect of a 'House at Harpenden' - Field House in Townsend Road
Brambleton Model Railway Club at 70
Brambleton Model Railway Club at 70
A Boys' Hobby Survives over a lifetime
More Photos of 1953 Coronation Procession
More Photos of 1953 Coronation Procession
Those Hardenwick Policemen again
William Sparrow, Harpenden builder
William Sparrow, Harpenden builder
and Patentee in 1888
Extracts from the Memories of Mr Ernest Ackroyd - Batford, 1904-1914
Extracts from the Memories of Mr Ernest Ackroyd - Batford, 1904-1914
Taken from Ernest Ackroyd's Scrapbook in LHS Archives
Harpenden Carnival, 10 June 2017
Harpenden Carnival, 10 June 2017
Local History stall attracts interest
Parish Chest
Parish Chest
Overseers accounts
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Moreton End School
Moreton End School
Compiled from the prospectus and notes in our archives
I attended the school between 1949 and 1952. I don't know why my parents...
By Adrian Mandel
On 12/09/2017
The Silver Cup - a pub since 1838
The Silver Cup - a pub since 1838
and the Silver Cup Pond
I am also a descendant of the Archer family. I can only trace to c1851 Archer...
By Sharon
On 12/09/2017
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Harpenden Fire Brigade and Auxillary Fire Service in WWII
Can you add any more names?
Albert Ashurst (no. 59) did indeed become a paid fireman. I worked with him in...
By Bernard Leddy
On 05/09/2017
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
Harpenden Branch of the National Children's Home - 1910-1985
From London's East End to the Wilds of Hertfordshire
I was at Harpenden from 1958 for a couple of years with my sister Pam and...
By Jacqueline Humphrey (short)
On 05/09/2017
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
No, there was no holly bush, or bushes at all in Holly Walk....
By dilys gray
On 05/09/2017
Memorial to the men of the Hertfordshire Regiment - 31st July 2017
Memorial to the men of the Hertfordshire Regiment - 31st July 2017
James Leaning of Breadcroft Lane
My father, Henry (Harry) Day, served and was wounded at Passchendaele. His...
By Duncan Day
On 17/08/2017
Elmfield School
Elmfield School
Illustrations from a talk by Judy Hamblin and Margaret Hewitt on 29 January 2013.
  Is there no information about when Elmfield was a school for...
By Heather Ward
On 08/08/2017
Road Names of Harpenden
Road Names of Harpenden
Their Origins
Any one know how Holly Walk got its name?  My home and my mother's...
By dilys Gray
On 08/08/2017
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
Harpenden War Memorial 1914-18
A Tribute to the Men who died in the Great War
Sheila Halliwell (nee Walthew) writes: the entry for John Syers...
By Diana Parrott
On 26/07/2017
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Edward J Dodgshun - 1851-1927
Architect of a 'House at Harpenden' - Field House in Townsend Road
Geoff Woodward has contacted us to say that Field House was built by Charles...
By Rosemary Ross
On 25/07/2017
Milton Road West Side
Milton Road West Side
Station Road to Crabtree Lane
My great aunt, Mrs G Chaplin, lived at Yardleys, No16 Milton Road, with Mr and...
By Gavin Rowe
On 25/07/2017
William Sparrow, Harpenden builder
William Sparrow, Harpenden builder
and Patentee in 1888
If you look carefully at the Capelli shop front, and observe the two windows...
By Paul Dines
On 18/07/2017