Welcome!

The Rickmansworth Historical Society was founded in 1954 on the initiative of Godfrey Cornwall, its first Chairman.

Our interests embrace the history of the “old parish area” of Rickmansworth which includes Chorleywood, West Hyde, Mill End, Croxley Green, Loudwater, Batchworth and Eastbury as well as the town of Rickmansworth.

We publish the Rickmansworth Historical Review three times a year, and welcome articles on topics of both local and wider interest.

Our meetings

We meet at 8pm on the second Thursday of the month from September to June inclusive, at present by Zoom.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 11th February, when Helen Gibson will talk about Timber-framed buildings in Hertfordshire and Essex.

We welcome visitors to our talks and meetings – our on-line meetings are without charge, just use the Contact Us form to ask for the link.

In normal times we’re in the Cloisters Hall, The Cloisters, WD3 1HL, opposite St Joan of Arc School in Rickmansworth High Street. For in-person meetings the fee to visitors is £3, payable at the door, with no need to book!

Join us: MEMBERSHIP

If you’re interested in local history, come and join in! Apply for membership by contacting the Membership Secretary through the Contact Us tab.

The annual subscription is £10 for individual membership, £15 for family membership and corporate membership, and payment is due on 1st September.

Join us: Our Committee

At the AGM we lost two long-standing Committee members. Alison Wall has found her time too squeezed by other interests, and has stood down while remaining a member of the Society: and Pat Hamilton, who has organised our talks programme for some years, has relinquished her role.

So we have vacancies, and exciting opportunities! In particular, a Talks Organiser would be very welcome: it gives you the chance to meet a range of very interesting people, and to make a real contribution to local history in our area.

We’d normally have canvassed hard at meetings for fellow-members to step forward – but of course we can’t, so please take this as an invitation to get involved in your local Historical Society!

Don’t all rush at once…. but do ‘Contact us’ to let the Chairman know of your interest.

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