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

17 Jun 2019
Spencer House, Royal Academy, RAF Club

Last year we went to Althorp, the Spencer country house, and this visit is to their London house. It has been lavishly restored by the Rothschild Foundation (the Rothschilds were across Green Park). Danny Bonwit has invited a restricted number to have lunch with him at the RAF club in Piccadilly at a modest cost (£20-£30). If you didn’t want to partake then you can go to the Royal Academy in Piccadilly.

1 Aug 2019
Chastleton House and Snowshill Manor

Both of these are near Moreton in Marsh and National Trust. Chastleton House is a time capsule; nothing has changed from the over 400 years of family life hidden away in this Cotswold valley. It was used in the BBC Wolf Hall. Snowshill was the home with his collection of an eccentric, Charles Wade, an artist and architect.

12 Sep 2019
Cliveden house and gardens near Beaconsfield

Amazing setting overlooking the Thames. Historic House, some rooms MAY be open, but lavishly changed by the Astor family and notorious for the Profumo/Christine Keeler affair. (You can see the swimming pool!) Afterwards we drop down to the Thames below and visit the Stanley Spencer gallery and have a guided tour there and a guided walk around Spencer’s Cookham.

Heritage Open Days

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

HOD poster

This 25th year of HODs will be between 13 and 22 Sep 2019
Details here

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

18 Sep 2019
Tring Park – Wren & the Rothschilds Architecture
Adam Smith

16 Oct 2019
Berkhamsted in maps
Bill Willett, BLH&MS member

13 Nov 2019
Invasion 1940 What If?
Tony Eaton

11 Dec 2019
The Hilltop Villages and their artists and local heroes
The four Hilltop Villages – St Leonards, Buckland Common, Cholesbury and Hawridge – have an intriguing connected history
Chris Brown

15 Jan 2020
The Loxleys – Brothers in Arms
Three Loxley brothers from Northchurch who died during the First World War. This, together with another brother who survived, is their story
Richard North BLH&MS member

19 Feb 2020
The Railway Comes to Tring
Ian Petticrew

25 Mar 2020
Armoured Cars and Tanks in Kensington 1915
Stephen Lally BLH&MS member
This talk is preceded by the AGM.