Hertfordshire Association for Local History Symposium
Hertfordshire’s Historic Waterways
We are delighted to be attending the HALH symposium once again this year. The title for this year's event is "Hertfordshire’s Historic Waterways".
This year's Symposium takes place on Saturday 20 November 2021 at the Memorial Hall in Tewin, when we shall be looking at the rivers and waterways of the county – their natural history, the way they’ve influenced human settlement, and the role they’ve played in the development of industry and transport.
The programme is as follows:
10.00 Welcome and introduction to the symposium
10.10 The New River: Neither New nor a River Alan Thomson
10.45 SAHAAS book news, ‘Mistress of Gorhambury: Lady Anne Bacon, Tudor courtier and Scholar’ by Deborah Spring
11.30 Meadows, Water meadows and Watercress: using Hertfordshire’s Floodplains Tom Williamson
12. 15 HRS book news Ashwell Overseers' Accounts, 1676-1722, edited by David Short
2.00 Rickmansworth History Society book launch Pre-Reformation Wills from Rickmansworth Parish (1409-1539) Heather Falvey
2.15 How Country Estates made use of Waterways Anne Rowe
3.00 Passing Through: The Grand Junction Canal in West Hertfordshire, 1791–1841 Fabian Hiscock
3.45 Summing-up and thanks
- 20 November 2021
- Memorial Hall, Tewin