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 The ‘2016 Harpenden Society Plaque’ was awarded to Stonehurst Court, the apartment block at Southdown, immediately adjacent to the Harpenden Trust Centre, on the site of the former (long derelict) Rose & Crown pub.  Martin Brown,  sales manager of Shanly Homes, the developer,  received the Award from Penny Ayres, chairman of the Awards Committee at the Society’s AGM in April 2017.  She said the new building had outstanding and imaginative architectural merit, with its corner ‘turret’ feature and differing roof levels, while helping to provide much-needed compact apartment housing.     

Awards 2016

Letters of Commendation were awarded to:

Harpenden Town Council for its outstanding Christmas Lights decorating the main shopping areas of the town, which by common consent, created a more striking display than in any previous year;













The Royal British Legion for the attractive extension and refurbishment of its historic home ‘Bennets’ in Leyton Road;













The Oddfellows Arms pub in Amenbury Lane for its impressive refurbishment and garden layout. Landlady Nicky Hackett was present at the Society’s AGM in April 2017 to receive the Award.

Above: Against the backdrop of Stonehurst Court, chairman Phil Waters presents the Harpenden Society’s 2016 Plaque to Shanly Homes construction director Derek Lawler with Martin Brown, sales manager.

Above: Town Mayor, Nicola Linacre, receives the Award from Penny Ayres

Landlady Nicky Hackett with Penny Ayres