Members of Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society have produced a wide range of articles of local interest in the pages of the Chronicle in the past ten years. Since the Chronicle contents have been published on this website, we have received many requests from all over the world for more details, especially for articles which highlight the lives of local families and social history. This page gives a flavour of these articles (back copies of the Chronicle are still available at £2.50 or £3).

Click on the links in the following alphabetical list to find out more about the fascinating history of Berkhamsted and its people:

Augustus Smith (1804-1872) – local benefactor and benevolent despot?

Red Lion Yard – behind the façade of the inn was a story of deprivation (full article)

Charles de Guiffardièrre, Fanny Burney’s ‘Mr Turbulent’


Chronicle article wins an award

Church Rates Controversy (full article)

Duncombe family of Barley End

Dwight’s Pheasantries – a long-established Family Business

Edward Popple (1879-1960), Headmaster of Victoria School

John Finch, the large-hearted General

John Sayer and the Sayer almshouses

Kingsley Amis, writer of Berkhamsted

Sarah Littleboy 1795-1870 – a Berkhampstead Quaker

Thomas Stevens, a Berkhamsted pioneer, crosses America by bicycle

Transport systems in the Georgian era; Farming, Marriage, Women & Crime

Why is a Canadian soldier buried in Berkhamsted?