The Castle Liaison Group was formed to improve information and facilities for visitors to the Castle. Members of the Group have been drawn from Berkhamsted Town Council (chair), English Heritage, Berkhamsted Community Partnership, Berkhamsted Citizens Association, Berkhamsted Archaeological Society and Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society. Here are some links to useful websites:
Berkhamsted Arts Trust was formed to encourage and promote the arts in Berkhamsted. It comprises over twenty Arts Organisations based in Berkhamsted which promote arts events open to members of the public.
This organisation takes an active part in the conservation and improvement of Berkhamsted, Northchurch and the surrounding countryside. The Association is currently leading the way in stimulating interest in our historic built environment.
The society is widely recognised for it’s work in illustrating the many varied communities that have lived here through the ages. It holds recognised amateur status and receives financial support from Dacorum Borough Council. It is also a member of the Berkhamsted Arts Trust.
Berkhamsted Film Society was started in 1967 by a group of cine enthusiasts in the Berkhamsted area. It has been thriving ever since, with a steady membership even in recent years as high as 250.
The Berkhamsted Town Guide on this website has some interesting information about the history of the town and a comprehensive list of local services.
Berkhamsted’s connections with kings and queens through the ages stem largely from its royal castle, built by William of Normandy’s brother following the conquest of England… Nowadays this picturesque ruin and green space in the centre of Berkhamsted is the ideal location for a picnic. Why not spend some time in a space once occupied by feasting kings and queens?
Dacorum Heritage Trust
Registered Museum service for Dacorum, now Accredited Museum Status. Collecting and recording the history of the Borough, interpreting and displaying collections to encourage interest and appreciation of the heritage of Dacorum.
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
The Trust was established in September 1997 to promote the appreciation and study of the works of Graham Greene. There is an award scheme, a reading circle, a quarterly newsletter and a Trail leaflet. Don’t miss the Annual Festival (Sep-Oct).
The aim of this local history website is to provide short articles, samples from an extensive picture library, details of publications and links for further research.