Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Harpenden, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Harpenden

Historic Maps of Harpenden and the local area.

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.

I worked in the instrument workshops as a draughtsman in the early 70's. Names I recall are: Brian Edwards, Dave Forder, Ron Turnpenny, Dave Clay and Don Burns.