Author Archives: Linda Rollitt

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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BLH&MS stall Sat 11 Sep 8.30-13:00

We’ll be outside Tesco / Aitchisons with the red dot map of WWI soldiers’ homes in Berkhamsted, so come and see if your house is on it. If so you can read about the soldier who lived there in Men … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Days 2021

Come and celebrate Berkhamsted’s architecture and cultureat this year’s Heritage Open Days This year’s HODs will be between 11 and 20 Sep 2021Click here for HODs 2021 pdf fileClick here for details on HODs website(look out for the Foundling video on this link from … Continue reading

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Books from Society collection now available online

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

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VE Day anniversary film

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

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BLH&MS talk and AGM postponed

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

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Battlefields Trust Training Day 25 Mar

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

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The Railway Comes to Tring

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

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Battlefields Trust Study Day

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

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BLH&MS book sale 23 Nov 2019, 9-11am

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

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