Throwback Thursday: Bowers Way ‘secluded and distinctive’ in 1930s
PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 October 2018
Does anyone recognise this street?
You would be forgiven for not being able to pinpoint it, because it looks very different today. This is Bowers Way - which connects to Sun Lane in the centre of Harpenden.
When Bowers Way was built in the early 1930s it was a cul-de-sac, and it was not until the 1960s that the street was linked to Victoria Road.
The sign above the estate agents in this picture makes a bold claim: “Secluded and Distinctive Houses Carefully and Tastefully Decorated.”
This is a picture from the collection of John Cooper, an author who pens pictorial history books about Harpenden.
He has written A postcard from Harpenden, Harpenden Through Time, and Harpenden: The Postcard Collection.
His most recent book, Harpenden: A Village in Wartime, will be published on October 15. He will be in Harpenden Books for a signing event on November 17, from 10.30am until 1pm.
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