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Throwback Thursday: Harpenden's Station Road in 1927

PUBLISHED: 17:37 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 17:37 20 June 2019

Throwback Thursday: Harpenden's Station Road in the 1920s. Picture: John Cooper

Throwback Thursday: Harpenden's Station Road in the 1920s. Picture: John Cooper

Archant

Harpenden has a hustling, bustling town centre - especially around the station, which serves a busy commuter line into London.

However, this picture is proof that it was not always this way.

It was taken along Station Road in 1927, looking from Station Approach towards High Street.

The snapshot is published as part of our Throwback Thursday highlight, which aims to show just how much the town has changed over time, using old pictures of what it used to be like.

At the junction with Arden Grove, to the left of the picture, a taxi advertisement on the wall of the building reads Motor Landaulette Meets the Trains.

On the right hand side, a barber's shop window displays haircuts as 4d and a shave at 2d.

It is from the collection of John Cooper, an author who pens pictorial history books about Harpenden.

John has written A Postcard from Harpenden, Harpenden Through Time, Harpenden: The Postcard Collection, and Harpenden: A Village in Wartime.

His newest title, Harpenden History Tour, came out on June 15.

Do you have an old picture to share? Let us know at enjoyhapendenmore@archant.co.uk

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