Recent Talks & Visits

This category includes articles on talks given at Local History Society meetings, and on group visits associated with talks.

Page link: Before the Developers got at it: Harpenden 1945-1960
Before the Developers got at it: Harpenden 1945-1960
Report of a talk to the Society at the Society's meeting held on 26 January 2016.
Page link: Being Prepared: A Brief History of Scouting
Being Prepared: A Brief History of Scouting
Report of a talk to the Society at the Society's meeting held on 23 February 2016.
Page link: Chocks away at Shuttleworth
Chocks away at Shuttleworth
Report of a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection on 4 September 2016.
Page link: F. H. Crittall: Metal Windows and Modernism
F. H. Crittall: Metal Windows and Modernism
Report of a talk given to the Society on 26 April 2016 by Adam Smith.
Page link: Living on the Common: a landscape history of Harpenden Common
Living on the Common: a landscape history of Harpenden Common
Report of a talk given to the Society on 20 September 2016 by Anne Rowe, freelance historian
Page link: Medieval churches in North Bedfordshire
Medieval churches in North Bedfordshire
Visit led by Aymeric Jenkins on 16 April 2016
Page link: The Clinton-Baker Pinetum at Bayfordbury
The Clinton-Baker Pinetum at Bayfordbury
Report of a talk given to the Society on 28 June 2016 by Dr Edward Eastwood, Curator.
Page link: The Medieval Churches of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
The Medieval Churches of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire
Talk to the Society by Aymeric Jenkins, 24 February 2015
Page link: The Spy who is buried in Harpenden
The Spy who is buried in Harpenden
Report of Dr John Versey's talk to the Society on 23 June 2015
Page link: Time Flies at Old Warden - the history of the Shuttleworth Collection
Time Flies at Old Warden - the history of the Shuttleworth Collection
Report of a talk by Debbie Land to the Society on 22 September 2015
Page link: Visit to Redbournbury Mill
Visit to Redbournbury Mill
Society visit on 2 January 2016
Page link: Edward Wilson (1872-1912), Explorer, Naturalist and Artist on Scott's Polar Expeditions
Edward Wilson (1872-1912), Explorer, Naturalist and Artist on Scott's Polar Expeditions
A talk to the Society by Dr. Isobel Williams at a meeting held on 29 April 2014.
Page link: The Rothamsted Insect Survey: A national asset with a local history
The Rothamsted Insect Survey: A national asset with a local history
Talk by Dr Richard Harrington to the Society on 29 January 2015
Page link: Front Line Kent - Coastal Defences of the Kent Coast.
Front Line Kent - Coastal Defences of the Kent Coast.
Talk to the Society by Dr Peter Webster on 28 October 2014
Page link: Frank Salisbury - Artist in Stained Glass
Frank Salisbury - Artist in Stained Glass
A talk by Nigel McMurray to the Society on 22 October 2013
Page link: Frank Owen Salisbury 1874 - 1962
Frank Owen Salisbury 1874 - 1962
'Britain's Painter Laureate'
Page link: Pictures in the Museum of St Albans
Pictures in the Museum of St Albans
Talk to the Society 0n 1 April 2014, by Catherine Newley, Curator
Page link: The Life and Times of Charles Hill
The Life and Times of Charles Hill
Talk by Susan Fairbairn, daughter of the late "Radio Doctor", on 25 February 2014
Page link: Luton's Markets and Fairs
Luton's Markets and Fairs
Talk to the Society on 24 June 2014
Page link: Luton Hoo Mansion
Luton Hoo Mansion
Society visits in March 2014
Page link: Luton Hoo Mansion and Estate
Luton Hoo Mansion and Estate
A talk to the Society by Len Fowler on 28th January 2014.
Page link: Delving into Harpenden Shops
Delving into Harpenden Shops
Talk by Geoff Woodward
Page link: From Arkwright to Mayor
From Arkwright to Mayor
Talk by Michael Weaver, June 2012
Page link: Batford Springs: Harpenden's local nature reserve
Batford Springs: Harpenden's local nature reserve
A talk given by Oliver Randall to the Society on 25 September 2012.
Page link: Childwickbury - a short history of the estate, the stud and its owners
Childwickbury - a short history of the estate, the stud and its owners
Home of the Toulmin, Blundell Maple and Joel families
Page link: Childwickbury Stud
Childwickbury Stud
Society visit in August 2011
Page link: Elmfield School
Elmfield School
Illustrations from a talk by Judy Hamblin and Margaret Hewitt on 29 January 2013.
Page link: From Pint Pot to Coffee Pot: Breweries and the Temperance Movement.
From Pint Pot to Coffee Pot: Breweries and the Temperance Movement.
A talk by Jon Mein to the Society on 24 September 2013
Page link: The Coin Hoard from St Albans
The Coin Hoard from St Albans
Talk by David Thorold of Verulamium Museum
Page link: The Second Battle of St Albans - 17 February 1461
The Second Battle of St Albans - 17 February 1461
Talk to the Society by Peter Burley and Harvey Watson on 23 February 2013
Page link: The Geology and Landscape of Hertfordshire
The Geology and Landscape of Hertfordshire
Talk by John Catt to April 2012 meeting of the Society
Page link: The First Battle of St Albans
The First Battle of St Albans
February 2012 society meeting
Page link: The College of Arms
The College of Arms
Talk by John Tunesi, October 2011
Page link: The Civil War in Hertfordshire - 1642-1647
The Civil War in Hertfordshire - 1642-1647
Talk to the Society by Dr Alan Thompson, September 2011
Page link: Maps in the last 300 years
Maps in the last 300 years
A talk by Alan Ruston to the Society, April 2011
Page link: The
The "Time Team" at Norman Cross
Prisoner of War camp in the Napoleonic Wars, February 2011
Page link: Building the St. Albans Bypass  (now 50 years old)
Building the St. Albans Bypass (now 50 years old)
A talk by Peter Fells at the Society's January 2011 meeting
Page link: Roman Aqueducts - Did they reach Britain?
Roman Aqueducts - Did they reach Britain?
A talk by Anna Magnini, October 2010
Page link: Hertfordshire Bridges
Hertfordshire Bridges
Talk by Richard Lavender, on 22nd September 2009
Page link: Hertfordshire Transportations
Hertfordshire Transportations
Extreme sentences for Codicote offenders: report of a talk to Local History Society in 2003