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ERNIE HERBERT  (HERBIE)


After many years of research Herbie's History of Harold Hill and Noak Hill is available for download. It can also be viewed in Harold Hill library where a large number of photographs are also available.


Ernie Herbert (Herbie) died after a long period of poor health in Harold Hill, in August 2014.


Ernie always refused to have any photos taken but the photo opposite was taken for his GLC "Freedom Pass" It captures him perfectly.

 

These winzip files can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

There are three files

The History of Harold Hill and Noak Hill. 150 pages of carefully researched detail not only updating but significantly adding to Lingham's original booklet of 40 pages. Fully referenced and including bibliography 535KB

The Origins of the Street Names of Harold Hill, Noak Hill and The Farms. 93 pages listing all of the names used in Harold Hill and Noak Hill. 316KB.

The Farms of Harold Hill. 117 pages of details of all the local farms. 399KB.

Download The Three New History Zip Files

Herbie has also painstakingly transcribed the log books from the Noak Hill School. These books detail the everyday events at the school and are in fact a brief diary of events. There are three books. Number One, 1878-1905. Number Two, 1922-1951. Number Three, 1973-1977. They make fascinating reading 388 pages in total.

Download the school log book Zip file

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