Bryan Donkin, Victorian engineer

Bryan Donkin

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Two new books

Flyer_WWI books

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Royal Residents of Berkhamsted Palace

The next Society winter talk will take place at 8:00pm on 18 Oct 2017 in the Wellcome Great Hall, Town Hall, Berkhamsted. Visitors are always welcome @ £3 at the door.

Castle_Edward Ashdown

Berkhamsted Castle by Edward Ashdown

This time it’s local military historian and National Trust guide John Waller on “Royal Residents of Berkhamsted Palace”, the Royal Kings, Queens and Princes who have lived in Berkhamsted.

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Hertfordshire Carol Workshop

Carol workshop

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HALH Symposium 2017

Saturday 11 November 2017, 10.00am to 4.30pm
The British Schools Museum, 41-42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS

Women of Hertfordshire
The programme will include talks on:

Christina of Markyate (Jane Kelsall)
Two Colourful Seventeenth-Century Women (Alan Thomson)
The Battle for Female Suffrage (Elizabeth Eastwood)
Pioneering Women of Girton College (Val Campion)
St Albans’ Forgotten Heroines of World War One

… and a performance by the Chiltern West Gallery Quire of local music from 1750 – 1840 as well as a dramatic monologue by Dolly Shepherd, Edwardian Parachute Queen and WW1 car mechanic.

Tickets £12 for members of HALH; £15 for non-members. A simple cold lunch will be available for those who have booked in advance at a cost of £10.00. A vegetarian option will be available. Or bring a packed lunch.

** Click here for printable Symposium booking form **

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Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

St Albans archive

Map from St Albans Borough Records

What’s on in September?
Join us for a nostalgic look back at life in the 1960s, including images, clips and films from the East Anglia Film Archive, or celebrate Heritage Open Days with our special behind the scenes tour. Simon Langsdale will also be returning for another calligraphy workshop. For all of this and more see our events page.

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Heritage Open Days in Berkhamsted


Find out more about our Heritage Open Days here

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Brian Bennett at Ninety

Brian Bennett poster

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Piccotts End Heritage Open Day

Owners of Piccotts End cottage near Hemel Hempstead are holding an open day on the 10 Sep from 10 to 4 to showcase the 500 year old grade 1 listed cottage and its famous wall paintings and they would love to welcome local historical societies. The day is divided into hourly session which can be booked via Eventbrite here.

Piccotts End

Piccotts End wall paintings


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This summer at Luton Hoo Walled Garden

Luton Hoo

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