Author Archives: Linda Rollitt

History Courses at Oxford University

Short courses for the public The broad sweep of courses in history encompasses British and European history from the decline of the Roman era to the present day, the ancient world, Asia and the far east and the Americas. Local … Continue reading

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History Courses at Cambridge University

These courses are all University of Cambridge qualifications and are studied part-time to fit around your work and lifestyle. Many of our students study for both personal fulfilment, professional reasons or as a gateway to further study. Teaching takes place … Continue reading

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Hertfordshire Heritage Services

On 17 August from 12 – 4pm, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies will be hosting a Special Meeting of the Hertfordshire Family History Society. All are welcome to this free drop in event in the Local Studies Library where specialists … Continue reading

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Berkhamsted Lock-Up

Dr Elaine Saunders (@earlypolicing) shares the fascinating history of the Berkhamsted Lock-Up on the Prison History website “A resource to expand our knowledge of the practice and experience of imprisonment in the British Isles between 1500 and 1999”. They’re looking … Continue reading

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Berkhamsted Heritage Open Days

Come and celebrate Berkhamsted’s architecture and culture at this year’s Heritage Open Days Fri 13-Sep-2019 to Sun 22-Sep-2019 Events organised by the Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society All events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL. Bookings are requested for all … Continue reading

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BDAS Lecture Programme 2019-2020

Berkhamsted & District Archaeological Society holds lectures on Monday evenings in the Chapel of Berkhamsted School, Castle Street, at 7.45pm 23 SEP 2019  The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Peter Clayton, FSA, Chairman, BDAS  28 OCT 2019 Bejewelling the Male Body … Continue reading

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Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

This fascinating site chronicles the history of gunpowder and later explosives and propellants as well as Cold War secret research and rocketry. Visit What’s On at Royal Gunpowder Mills for Walking Tours, Summer Sundays, Woodland Wildlife Safari, Traditional Building Skills … Continue reading

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Book sale 22 Jun 2019

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 … Continue reading

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Southey’s motorbike c1901

Is this one of the earliest Southey motorbikes c.1901? It was received in pieces and reconstructed by Kees Koster. Does anyone else have a bike of this vintage? In 1968, Beorcham wrote this in the Berkhamsted Review: “No one knows … Continue reading

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