Harpenden Store

Photo:Rex Cinema

Rex Cinema

Photo:Church

Church

Photo:Anscombes

Anscombes

Photo:Anscombes

Anscombes

Photo:Harpenden 183

Harpenden 183

Before we were there

By Michelle Dew

The images show Waitrose Harpenden then and now.  The church photo was taken in 1890. When the Methodist Church built a new church in Lower High Street in the 1930s, this building was first converted into the Rex Cinema and the cinema was then incorporated into Anscombes as a furniture store, until redevelopment as part of 183 Waitrose in 1984 when the site was cleared for the current branch.

This page was added by Michelle Dew on 05/10/2012.

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