Celebrate Harpenden Local History Day!

When: Saturday, 20 April | 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Eric Morecambe Centre, Rothamsted Park, Harpenden

Join us for a captivating journey through time at the Harpenden Local History Day as we celebrate 50 incredible years of the Harpenden History Society.

Event Highlights:

  • Unveiling of the New Harpenden Museum: Be there for the grand opening by Annie Brewster, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in Nomination.
  • Exclusive Exhibits: Discover the treasures of Harpenden’s past with fascinating exhibits and artefacts.
  • Engaging Presentations: Learn from local experts like Dr. Alexander Thomas and Amanda J. Thomas about our town’s rich history from prehistory to the medieval era.
  • Children’s Art Display: See how our youngest residents view Harpenden in the ‘My Harpenden’ art competition.
  • Historical Insights: Did you know Harpenden had a racecourse on the Common until 1914? Explore this and more!

Also Featuring:

  • The Arts Societies, Rothamsted Research, St Albans Architectural & Archaeological Society, and more.

Special Attraction:

  • Watch the stunning new drone footage of the historical Harpenden racecourse!

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore our town’s vibrant past. For more information, visit www.harpenden-history.org.uk.

Be part of Harpenden’s history – Explore, Learn, and Celebrate with us!

Kinsbourne Green Common – 2023

A group of residents are setting set up a charity structure so that the community can finalise purchase of Kinsbourne Green Common this winter, to safeguard its future so that it can be enjoyed by all.

The main part of the Common was due to be sold at auction in September, and after years of careful stewardship, there was concern for its future if sold as an investment. A group of Kinsbourne Green residents drove the initiative to negotiate with the landowner to purchase the Common on behalf of the community with locally raised funding. The intention is that local residents will be able to become members of the Charity and thereby have a say in how the Common is cared for. More information, including how to pledge financial support can be found at kinsbournegreencommon.org.uk