Throwback Thursday: A Harpenden pub with personality
PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 February 2019
Our Throwback Thursday highlight aims to show just how much the town has changed and evolved over time, using old pictures of what it used to be like.
Often the first thing you notice when driving through Harpenden, The Silver Cup Coaching Inn is a historic public house from the 17th century opposite Harpenden Common.
Looking at this snapshot you can almost hear the shouts of excitable children playing in the paddling pool - which was later removed due to a potential health risk.
This picture is 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, Harpenden: The Postcard Collection, and Harpenden: A Village in Wartime, which was published on October 15.
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