Latest news and events at HALS

Watford Central Library at 90

Watford at 90

On Wednesday 12 December, Watford Central Library will be celebrating its 90th birthday.  To celebrate, there will be a chance to explore some of the hidden treasures from the archives and local studies collections, including maps, photographs and leaflets.  Discover how the library has changed over time at this free event.

HALS Proud to support Flamstead Heritage Project

HALS is delighted to be supporting the project team at St Leonard’s Church Flamstead, who have recently received the first round funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Urgent repairs to this 12th century church will be made, along with a programme of interpretation, activities and community engagement. HALS will be supporting project volunteers with research into the history of the building and local area, as well as offering training in digitization and creation of articles on Herts Memories.  Find out more on the Flamstead project website.

Christmas Gift Ideas from the Heritage Shop

HALS Christmas gifts

Are you starting to feel festive?  We are, so we thought we’d share some ideas for unusual Christmas gifts.

If you’re looking for a present for a keen cook, why not try them with some traditional Hertfordshire recipes? Or maybe you’re after something to spark a bit of nostalgic chat about life in Hertfordshire. What could be better than one of our picture books? Or perhaps, you just need a stocking filler… How about this Colouring Book of Hertfordshire?

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