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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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BLH&MS talk on 13 Nov

“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

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HALH 40th Annual Symposium

Our 40th Annual Symposium will be taking place on Saturday 9 November at Woolmer Green. This year’s theme is ‘Local History, Landscape & Archaeology’ and we are very pleased to welcome some excellent speakers. We will be considering how the … Continue reading

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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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