This section is currently being expanded
by the webmasters and recent additions include a detailed
account of Harrold's most famous person, Dr
Richard Mead and his wife Anne
(nee Alston) who inherited Harrold Hall in 1732
from her aunt,
Anne Joliffe (nee
Two Harrold brothers, Richard
and Samuel Summerland were marines on board HMS Polyphemus and fought
at the Battle of Trafalgar and saw action throughout much
of the Napoleonic War. Their story is a fascinating one.
In the Great War, Harrold, like so many
towns and villages lost a significant number of young men.
There are 23 names on the War Memorial. Work is underway
to give more detail of these sad losses, and to link local
information to military action and war graves or memorials.
At the same time, this web-site will recognise
the contribution of all Harrold's serving men and women.
This task will take a little time to complete.
Thank you to all who have supplied historical
information or photographs.
Throughout this history section there are frequent links to the recent and splendid Community Archive web pages devoted to Harrold and published by Bedfordshire and Luton Archive and Record Service.