Lecture: The Origins and History of Harpenden

at Zoom

Speaker: Dr Tony Berk

Harpenden is currently well-to-do and important, second only to St Albans in the district. However, this was not always so. Settled later than other towns, it started as just a small part of a nearby village. This talk describes Harpenden’s origins and how it changed so dramatically – even before the railways arrived. It draws on the discussion in the seminar on the same topic scheduled for 17 September.

Tony originally studied mathematics and theoretical physics before moving into engineering and working as a lecturer and professional writer, publishing books and technical articles for the electronic press. He now runs a residential property business. An interest in history revived strongly in 2018, training as a local Green Badge tour guide. He currently serves on committees for the Tour Guiding Association and on the Council of Arc and Arc.

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