Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Harpenden, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Harpenden

Historic Maps of Harpenden and the local area.

Much of the Farm Management Course I studied in Devon in the early 1970s was based on work done at Rothamsted. I felt very lucky to land a job here in 1975 and gradually to meet and even work with the authors of text books I had studied. I started work on the farm where my immediate boss was Jim Bidgood, who was replaced by Mike (...Read full memory)

In the mid to late1950s we ten year olds used to "swim" in that pond despite the warnings about polio. The water was green and slimy and not more than a couple of feet deep.It was a man made concrete structure.