Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020

Look out for the Historical Society’s contribution to the YoC2020. All our talks and other events will be listed on the YoC Events and What’s On pages on the Creative Hertfordshire website https://www.creativehertfordshire.com/resources/year-of-culture-2020/, and we expect the network will grow quickly across the county. There’s going to be a lot going on – and notContinue reading “Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020”

The Lock-ups of Rickmansworth

The Open University has a project to locate historic ‘cages’, lock-ups, prisons, police stations and the like across the country. We have contributed the information about the original ‘cage’ for Rickmansworth, which was at the rear of the now-demolished Beresford Almshouses in the High Street, adjacent to what is now the Fox and Hounds. ItContinue reading “The Lock-ups of Rickmansworth”

The Rivers of Three Rivers

There has always been an interest in the original courses of the three rivers Chess, Gade and Colne as they met at Rickmansworth before the Grand Junction Canal was cut and changed the courses of all three. At least two local residents are working, independently, to follow in the footsteps of Geoff Saul and resolveContinue reading “The Rivers of Three Rivers”