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Do you recognise this Harpenden scene from more than 80 years ago?

PUBLISHED: 11:31 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 06 August 2018

Skew Bridge, Harpenden, November 15 1937. Picture: Collection of John Cooper

Skew Bridge, Harpenden, November 15 1937. Picture: Collection of John Cooper

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Harpenden has changed a lot over the last century and nearly 80 years ago the town was a completely different place.

But maybe not as different as everyone might expect.

This is a picture of Skew Bridge in Southdown Road, taken in 1937 just as a train whizzes past the crossing.

The bridge was built in 1865 in preparation for the Midland Railway Line through the village, which opened the very next year.

An advert for The Herts Advertiser can still be seen above the archway of the bridge.

Residents will recognise the relatively unchanged scene from the present day.

This picture comes from the collection of John Cooper, who is an author who pens books about Harpenden using pictures to tell the town’s history.

He has written A postcard from Harpenden, Harpenden Through Time, and Harpenden: The Postcard Collection.

We want to see your nostalgic pictures! Send them in to enjoyhapendenmore@archant.co.uk

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