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Throwback Thursday: Flooded Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 17:15 16 May 2019 | UPDATED: 17:15 16 May 2019

Throwback Thursday: Flooding in Harpenden in 1937. Picture: John Cooper

Throwback Thursday: Flooding in Harpenden in 1937. Picture: John Cooper

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This is an extraordinary picture of Harpenden locals wading through water in a town flood.

It was taken in August 1937 on Lower High Street after a period of heavy rain.

Shopkeepers woke up that morning to find their premises waterlogged down the flooding-prone road.

This picture 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.

It 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 last year.

His newest title is coming out in June this year.

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

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