Summer trips

We run our trips in conjunction with the Berkhamsted Probus Club. The cost is usually between £25 and £35 per person. If you are not a NT member then the costs of entrance is higher. If you are interested please contact Bill Willett on 01442 863760 or email here

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Port of Berkhamsted

Watch this space for details of summer trips when they can be arranged (unlikely until Covid restrictions are lifted)…

Heritage Open Days 2021

Come and celebrate Berkhamsted’s architecture and culture
at this year’s Heritage Open Days

HOD poster

This year’s HODs will be between 11 and 20 Sep 2021
Click here for HODs 2021 pdf file
Click here for details on HODs website
(look out for the Foundling video on this link from 10 Sep for HODs week)

Update on bookings: The only tours with limited spaces now are:-
Watercress – a thriving industry in Victorian Berkhamsted
Sunday 12 September 10.30am and Thursday 16th September 10,30am
Visit to a working watercress bed –  Sunday 19th September 11.00 -14.00
Online event available all week Berkhamsted  Foundling Hospital – Memories of Childhood. Information available from HODs website (link above).

Winter talks

Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society meetings take place at 8:00pm in the Wellcome Great Hall, Town Hall, Berkhamsted from Sep to Mar. Visitors are always welcome @ £3 at the door.

Winter on the canal in Berkhamsted

Winter on the canal in Berkhamsted

15 Sep 2021
Berkhamsted Now and Then
Christine Armstrong

20 Oct 2021
Policing – Berkhamsted before the Police
Elaine Saunders

17 Nov 2021
My time at the Foundling Hospital
Lydia Carmichael

15 Dec 2021
Cribs, Cards and Christingles
Mark Lewis

19 Jan 2022
House Histories
Carol Fulton

16 Feb 2022
Family & Estates of Berkhamsted
Tony Statham, BLH&MS Member

16 Mar 2022
The history of allotments
Kate Harwood
(this talk preceded by AGM)