(här`pəndən), town (1991 pop. 28,589), Hertfordshire, E central England. Mainly residential, Harpenden is the site of Rothamsted Agricultural Experimental Station, known for biological and agricultural research.
Collins, which specialises in transport litigation and recently represented victims of the Southall and Ladbroke Grove train disasters, will issue writs on behalf of Lyn Walcott, from Benfleet, Essex, whose husband, Nigel, died in October 2000 following a BA flight from Barbados to London Gatwick, and Peter Wilson, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire, who developed DVT following a Virgin flight from Hong Kong to London Heathrow in October 1998.
Mollie grew up in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and due to a serious illness did not start school until she was seven, but her father, who was a bus driver, made sure she could read, write and do sums, and she says she never felt at a disadvantage.