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Author Archives: Linda Rollitt
Thanks to the efforts of Bill Willett in scanning and indexing, we can now view two surveys of the Manor of Berkhamsted from 1607 and 1616 and Sneyd’s History of King Edward VI Grammar School (1842) here
Come and celebrate Berkhamsted’s architecture and culture at this year’s Heritage Open Days This year’s HODs will be between 11 and 20 Sep 2020 Details here
From the East Anglian Film Archive on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of VE Day, here is a 10-minute compilation film offering a snapshot of life on the home front during World War II, which is now available to … Continue reading
BLH&MS talk and AGM on 25 Mar 2020 is postponed due to Coronavirus. Stay safe and we hope to see you in Sep 2020. Meanwhile, life’s better by water and here’s Castle Street bridge: Alford’s timber yard on the left, … Continue reading
The Battlefields Trust in conjunction with the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers and Historic England are running a battlefield heritage training day on 25 March 2020 at the National Civil War Centre in Newark. The day is primarily aimed … Continue reading
BLH&MS talk on 19 Feb 2020 The Railway Comes to Tring, by Ian Petticrew. The talk looks (in brief) at how the London & Birmingham Railway came to be built: the route as originally proposed – and as eventually constructed; … Continue reading
It’s 2020 and you’re warmly invited to our East Anglia Regional Study Day! This is our fourth one and it’s on Saturday 29 February 2020 at the Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2AJ starting at 10.30 am with coffee/tea available from 10.00. … Continue reading
The Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society will be running a stall at the Court House in Berkhamsted where there will be a small history display and a number of local history books for sale, including ‘Berkhamsted in WWI’ and … Continue reading
“Invasion 1940 What If?”, by Tony Eaton. From The National Archives: “Historians are divided about whether a German invasion could ever have succeeded. In the end, it never happened but [there was] some indication that the British government seriously considered … Continue reading