Old Maps of Harefield

Historic Maps of Harefield and the local area.

My earliest memory of Harefield is sitting in a pushchair aged about two or three in Mount Pleasant with my mother pointing to an airship, either R100 or R101, flying majestically eastwards, probably to its base at Cardington. A memory that will always be with me in view of the tragic fate of R101. Harold Kyle.

When I was about nine I spent a year in Harefield Hospital. When I arrived I was put into isolation for two weeks. The treatment included a penicillin injection twice a day. After isolation I was moved into a double room, and then allowed out of bed for two hours a day. This progressed until I was allowed out of bed most (...Read full memory)