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BDAS Lecture Programme 2019-2020

Berkhamsted & District Archaeological Society holds lectures on Monday evenings in the Chapel of Berkhamsted School, Castle Street, at 7.45pm 23 SEP 2019  The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Peter Clayton, FSA, Chairman, BDAS  28 OCT 2019 Bejewelling the Male Body … Continue reading

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Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

This fascinating site chronicles the history of gunpowder and later explosives and propellants as well as Cold War secret research and rocketry. Visit What’s On at Royal Gunpowder Mills for Walking Tours, Summer Sundays, Woodland Wildlife Safari, Traditional Building Skills … Continue reading

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Luton Hoo extended walk

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Book sale 22 Jun 2019

The Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society will be running a stall at the site of the original Market Hall in Berkhamsted. We will have a number of local history books for sale and would love you to come along … Continue reading

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Southey’s motorbike c1901

Is this one of the earliest Southey motorbikes c.1901? It was received in pieces and reconstructed by Kees Koster. Does anyone else have a bike of this vintage? In 1968, Beorcham wrote this in the Berkhamsted Review: “No one knows … Continue reading

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Battlefields Trust East Anglia Region Event

Visit to the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum  Neatishead, Norfolk NR12 8YB Sat 14 Sep 2019 Programme: 10.00 Arrival – meet in reception area (Car parking available – cafe, toilets; wheelchair access limited to some exhibits) 10:30 Radar during WWII … Continue reading

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A Century of Transatlantic Flying

Since the dawn of ‘reliable’ flight, aviators dreamed of increased range and long-distance travel. This conference – which will be held at No.4 Hamilton Place, Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters, London W1J 7BQ on Monday 3rd June 11:45-17:00 – marks aeronautical anniversaries … Continue reading

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Study for MA History or Folklore Studies

MA in History – From the Local to the Global Our MA History programme takes an innovative approach to the study of history by connecting the local to the global. Covering the period from 1550 to the present, you will … Continue reading

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BerkoFest Book Festival

The Rectory Lane Cemetery, along with Berkhamsted Town Hall, is a venue for the inaugural BerkoFest Book Festival on 12 May (09.30 – 18.00). There are some brilliant authors appearing at both locations – for both adults and children – … Continue reading

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Friends of St Peter’s: County at War

“… a well edited series of scenes, some from old postcards, some from surviving film, some press reports and some useful animation” (Hertfordshire Genealogy News, 2014). An updated version will be shown by the Friends of St Peter’s at the … Continue reading

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