The Harpenden Society has been helping to maintain the Town's unique visual image for more than 40 years by recognising building, design & site developments of a high architectural standard that blend within the town much of which is a conservation area.
In fact the first ever award can still be seen on the wall of the now Brown's Hair Salon. In the late 70's was almost acquired by a developer to knock down and develop with new shops/bars. It was saved thanks to local opposition and the efforts of The Harpenden Society and its chairman Paul Usher.
A small committee of society members chaired by Penny Ayres assess the t nominations from Society members in the early Spring prior to the official announcements at the AGM.