HALH Spring Meeting & Summer Visit

Saturday 18 May – 11.00 am
Pirton Village Hall
45 High Street, Pirton, Hitchin SG5 3PS

This year we will be marking the legacy of Lionel Munby, who died ten years ago at the age of 90. Lionel was one of a generation of local historians who enjoyed sharing the knowledge and skills gained in their academic life with those interested in exploring and recording the story of their own communities.

During the morning session we hope to have a series of short presentations from some of these societies so that we can learn more about their association with Lionel and what they’ve been doing during the intervening years.

Also as part of the morning session we will have a presentation from Hertfordshire’s landscape historian Anne Rowe about her latest book, published by the University of Hertfordshire Press, entitled Tudor and Early Stuart Parks of Hertfordshire.

The afternoon session will commence with the AGM, followed by the Lionel Munby memorial lecture. This year our speaker will be David Short, who will talk to us about ‘The Middling Sorts’ – the people who were mentioned in the overseer’s accounts but who were not ‘the poor’.

Admission is free for HALH members, £2 for visitors.

Summer Visit July 2019

This year’s HALH Summer Visit will take place on the afternoon of Monday 15 July 2019 at Woodhall Park, Watton-at-Stone, where we will be the guests of Ralph and Alexandra Abel Smith. Application form here

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