Elm trees in Harpenden

Ancient trees lost to Dutch elm disease

By Rosemary Ross

Maples and beech trees are now growing tall where huge elms stood along the greens beside Leyton Road and Lower High Street.  Recently scanned photos and slides recall these trees in the 1960s and 1970s.

Photo:Leyton Road, 1961

Leyton Road, 1961

Gavin Ross

Photo:Surrounded by a seat, on the concourse, High Street, 1977

Surrounded by a seat, on the concourse, High Street, 1977

LHS slide collection

Photo:Lower High Street, south from Thomson's Close, 1977

Lower High Street, south from Thomson's Close, 1977

LHS slide collection

Photo:Lower High Street, outside Sainsbury's, 1977

Lower High Street, outside Sainsbury's, 1977

LHS slide collection

Photo:Lower High Street, near Sainsbury's, 1977

Lower High Street, near Sainsbury's, 1977

LHS slide collection

Photo:Lower High Street, outside Sainsbury's, 1977

Lower High Street, outside Sainsbury's, 1977

LHS slide collection

Photo:Lower High Street, looking north to Old Cock Inn

Lower High Street, looking north to Old Cock Inn

LHS slide collection

Photo:Elm on life-support, corner of Amenbury Lane and Leyton Green, 1970

Elm on life-support, corner of Amenbury Lane and Leyton Green, 1970

Peter Boden

This page was added by Rosemary Ross on 25/01/2011.

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