Author Archives: Linda Rollitt

BLH&MS talk 16 Oct 2019

“Berkhamsted in maps”, by Bill Willett. John Cook noted in 2000: “Bill Willett, maker of the Berkhamsted Citizens Association new footpath map, has pointed out an interesting change in our countryside that has taken place since the last version of … Continue reading

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Battlefields Trust conference

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Talks on Fridays at Luton Hoo Estate

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Bring history alive through storytelling

Enjoy a spell-binding performance which brings local history to life – and an opportunity to learn storytelling skills yourself! The accomplished performers of The Heroine Project (who wowed audiences at last September’s Heritage Open Day in Rectory Lane Cemetery) are … Continue reading

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BLH&MS Summer trip 12 Sep 2019

Cliveden house and gardens near Beaconsfield Amazing setting overlooking the Thames. Historic House, some rooms MAY be open, but lavishly changed by the Astor family and notorious for the Profumo / Christine Keeler affair. (You can see the swimming pool!) … Continue reading

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Coming soon to St Mary’s Northchurch

WILD BOY – the true story of Peter the Wild Boy Wild Boy is the incredible, true, moving story of a feral child, found in the woods of Hanover, Germany in 1726. Unable to speak, or stand up straight, the … Continue reading

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Study Day – A whiff of grapeshot

Gunpowder weapons in the Napoleonic Wars Saturday 7th September 2019 The Battlefields Trust in partnership with the Waterloo Association and the Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey, present a one-day seminar from 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., on gunpowder weapons in the … Continue reading

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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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