30 July 2019

From the New Poor Law to Bees and Roman Verulamium the Winter lecture series at ALLHS has something for all those interested in history.

25th Anniversary

The Abbots Langley Local History Society was founded in 1994. Its objectives are to encourage interest in the recent and distant past history of the area, particularly the landscape, buildings and, of course, the people.

The Society numbers some 190 enthusiastic individual members. The main activities are a series of illustrated winter lectures, on topics of historical interest held usually on the last Monday of each month at 8pm in the very convivial surroundings of the Manor House Sports and Social Centre. These meetings have a pleasant, informal atmosphere, and members are invited to contribute by bringing interesting artefacts and making short presentations on items of interest.

In addition, the Society holds exhibitions, arranges guided summer walks, and organises visits to places of interest.

Forthcoming events include:

Sunday 11th August 2019 2.00pm

25th Anniversary Parish History Walk led by Maureen Finerty

Abbots Langley High Street & Around

Meet at the far end of the Causeway car park, off the High Street, opposite the Methodist Church.

Ending at Kitters Green. Refreshments at the Royal Oak.

Details: Maureen Finerty 

Saturday 28th September 2019 10.30am

Guided Lecture of Croxley Great Barn and Visit to Three Rivers Museum

Members and their guests only. Booking essential.

No charge but Donation Bucket at the Barn.

Meet at St Joan of Arc School car park, Rickmansworth.

Details and booking: Joy Mann

Monday 30th September 2019

Murders in Hertfordshire by Nik Pringle

Monday 28th October 2019

Fake or Fortune – What Became of the Henderson Legacy?

by Trevor Baker

Monday 25th November 2019

Handley Page and Radlett Aerodrome: 110 years by Chris Scivyer

Monday 9th December 2019

The Festive Season – A Look at the Origins of some of our Christmas Customs and Carols by Mike Ruff

Monday 27th January 2020

Live Forever! The Mystery & Magic of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

by Nick da Costa

Monday 24th February 2020

Adopting the New Poor Law in Hertfordshire and the Building of the Watford Workhouse by Karen Rothery

Monday 30th March 2020

The Beginning and End of Roman Verulamium and its Hinterland by Simon West

Monday 27th April 2020

Clive Clark Lecture

The History of the Parish Church of St Lawrence the Martyr, Abbots Langley by Jan Taylor

Monday 18th May 2020 7.30pm

Annual General Meeting followed by

History of Beekeeping by Kate Macnish

The annual subscription for 2019-2020 is £8.00 for individuals and £12.00 for family membership.

New members are always welcome.

If you are interested, visit the ALLHS Website or contact the membership secretary