Harpenden author set to publish new local history book

PUBLISHED: 09:08 04 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:08 04 June 2019

John Cooper has written a new book.   Picture: Karyn Haddon

John Cooper has written a new book. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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A Harpenden historian will be signing copies of his new book at an event in a local shop.

John Cooper's newest title, Harpenden History Tour, is a pictorial guide of how the town has changed over time.

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Points of interest in the book include the St Nicholas Church tower dating to the 15th century and Rothamsted Manor.

It is set to be released by Amberley Publishing on June 15. The author will be signing copies on June 22 in Harpenden Books between 11am and 1pm.

John Cooper's previous work includes A Postcard from Harpenden, Harpenden Through Time, Harpenden: The Postcard Collection, and Harpenden: A Village in Wartime.

He is a retired quantity surveyor who enjoys collecting historic postcards which depict Watford and Harpenden.

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