The Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society will be running a stall at the site of the original Market Hall in Berkhamsted. We will have a number of local history books for sale and would love you to come along for a chat and tell us some of your local history stories.
Berkhamsted’s mediaeval market had royal favours bestowed upon it. In 1156, Henry II directed that the men and merchants of Berkhamsted were to be ‘free of all tolls and duties whithersoever they go’ and when Edward IV confirmed this privilege he further decreed that no market was to be set up within eleven miles of the town.
(Percy Birtchnell, Berkhamsted Review, Nov 1942).