The Rickmansworth Historian
As promised in our recent Blog Post ‘The local history of Rickmansworth’, a full Index of the Society’s journal from 1961 to 1980 has been prepared as an Excel file. You can download it from here. It’s fully searchable by subject, author, issue or place.
Each issue is in one of the bound volumes in Rickmansworth library, Croxley Green library and Watford central library – and in the Three Rivers Museum, where there a few copies available ‘for a donation’. To read the articles, you’ll have to go there! But the insight into life in our town over the last 120 years or so is remarkable.
The Newsletter of the Rickmansworth Historical Society
The Newsletter followed the Historian, and had 100 issues. The Index, which we know is rather cumbersome, is at present on the separate page of this website. It will be given the same treatment as the Rickmansworth Historian, but that work will take some time.
The Rickmansworth Historical Review
Here you’ll find the start of a list of contents of the current periodical, Rickmansworth Historical Review (RHR), of which our Chairman, Dr Heather Falvey, is the Editor. Issue 1 is below: the rest will be added in the same format at that used for the Rickmansworth Historian, and that work is now in hand.
RHR Issue 1
The Market Hall logo 2
The Old Market Hall Godfrey Cornwall 2
Chairman’s piece: Apologies for absence this year 3
Internet sources for Local History: British History Online 5
West Herts and Watford Observer:
Berkhamsted Times, Tring Telegraph & Chesham News,
A General Advertiser for Herts, Bucks and Middx, summarised by Geoff Saul 6
A summary of the talk given on 14 March 2013 by Laurie Elvin: Cassiobury: a ‘tour’ of the earl of Essex’s estate 9
Commemorating the Great War in Croxley Green: A Rickmansworth Historical Society Project 13
The abbot of St Albans and Humphry Repton in California Heather Falvey 14
Chiltern commons Rachel Sanderson 18
Time Team at the More: you may have seen the programme, but don’t buy the book – Heather Falvey 20
‘Steam on the Met’ Derek Middleton 22