Author Archives: Linda Rollitt

Books for sale

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Berkhamsted’s parish church 800th History Talks

Berkhamsted’s parish church is 800 years old. Here lies all the history of Berkhamsted. St Peter’s was the government of our town, it oversaw our births, marriages and deaths and the myriad events since the birth of the town. And … Continue reading

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BLH&MS talks

Change to programme – next two talks will be…16 Feb 2022The history of allotmentsKate Harwood[This talk will be via Zoom to members] Just months before the outbreak of WWI, George Loosley wrote of Fulks and Osborn, two 90-year-olds:They both cultivate … Continue reading

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BLH&MS talk: House Histories

19 Jan 2022House HistoriesCarol Fulton Due to the Omicron variant, this talk will be via Zoom to members.

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Steaming Through the Chilterns – and Thereabouts

(Review by Humphrey Gillott – Retired Railway Mission Chaplain). If you are one of those people who loves to get lost in a book, then this is one of those books in which you can do just that. Steaming Through … Continue reading

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For Them’s Return

For Them’s Return: Northchurch Folk Who Survived the First World War, by Richard North, tells the story of the servicemen and women who went off to war between 1914 and 1918 and returned. It follows on from the earlier book, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Armistice Day

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BLH&MS talk

BLH&MS talk…Policing – Berkhamsted before the Police, byElaine Saunders. The meeting begins at at 8pm on Wed 20 Oct 2021 in the Wellcome Great Hall, Town Hall, Berkhamsted. Visitors are always welcome @ £3 at the door. There will be … Continue reading

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Dead Space to Living Place

Berkhamsted’s once-neglected cemetery wins Green Flag Community Award  Rectory Lane Cemetery in Berkhamsted has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award, after a huge volunteer-led restoration project.  Rectory Lane Cemetery is a free public space, open to all, every day: … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Berkhamsted display of old food gadgets!

The mini-display of vintage food gadgets, organised by the Society, opens at The Open Door, Berkhamsted on Tuesday 7th Sept to the 18th. Try guessing what each item does!  (Before flipping the page for the answers). Fun and interesting for … Continue reading

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