Hertfordshire’s Historic Waterways

Hertfordshire Association for Local History Symposium

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:

9.30     Registration

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

11.00   COFFEE

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

12.30   LUNCH

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   

4.00     Depart