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POSTED 11 SEPTEMBER 2016 - The speaker at the September meeting will now be ERIC JUDD on the subject - HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - THEN AND NOW



For those of you who missed last night's Countryfile ( Sun 4 Aug) quite a bit of the programme came from Lord Halsey's estate at Great Gaddesden as they get in this year's harvest. It also featured a video filmed by the BBC in the 1970's which also showed the harvest that year. As a result one could see quite clearly the progress made in farming techniques and equipment since the 70s. The programme is repeated next Sunday at 8:30 am, or can be viewed in IPlayer. Lord Halsey's heir to the estate Nicholas Halsey, (who also featured in the programme) is one of our Vice-Presidents.


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N.B. New Web URL:  http://historysochemel.bravesites.com/


WELCOME to the new website for The Hemel Hempstead Local History & Museum Society.  We are a friendly group of people who are all interested in the local history of the area, and look forward to the day when Hemel can have its own local museum.
We welcome all ages from youngsters still at school to those at the other end of life’s scale.  All that is needed is an interest in our local history – our heritage.

Membership varies from those who have undertaken detailed research into various aspects of our local history, to  others who are simply interested in the past, and in particular in our own area.  Several of our members have published books on aspects of our local history, whereas others are content to read the fruits of their studies.

The society has one of the largest lending libraries of books covering all aspects of the history & archaeology of this part of Hertfordshire, and books are free on loan to members. 

We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month, (excepting August & December) at the Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. 

Each month we welcome a speaker. Topics covered are varied and the talk is usually accompanied by slides or other illustrative material. Sometimes the speaker will bring along a small selection of documentation or ephemera to share with us.

As well as the monthly talks, the society arranges occasional outings to places of interest.