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Throwback Thursday: Wintery Harpenden scene to top off Christmas

PUBLISHED: 13:24 27 December 2018

A wintery scene of a stream which used to run through Harpenden. Picture: From the collection of John Cooper

A wintery scene of a stream which used to run through Harpenden. Picture: From the collection of John Cooper

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Alas, Harpenden did not get to enjoy a white Christmas for yet another year.

To help everyone hold onto their festive spirit, we’re here to remind you that snow does fall in this area sometimes!

This is a snap we’re highlighting as part of our weekly Throwback Thursday feature, which aims to show just how much the town has changed and evolved using historical pictures.

It depicts a wintery scene of the little stream which ran from the Cock Pond along Lower High Street.

However, it was filled in when the pond and stream became dirty with litter in 1928, and all the water was piped underground as part of a comprehensive drainage scheme.

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 most recently Harpenden: A Village in Wartime, which was published on October 15.

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

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