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Heritage Open Day – Repton’s Ashridge

Repton's Ashridge-a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge This event was put on last year to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. The tours were over subscribed. There will be a short introduction explaining Repton's plans for the gardens there followed by a guided tour showing how they were adapted […]

Heritage Open Day – Repton’s Ashridge

Repton's Ashridge-a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge This event was put on last year to commemorate the bi-centenary of Repton's death. The tours were over subscribed. There will be a short introduction explaining Repton's plans for the gardens there followed by a guided tour showing how they were adapted […]

Heritage Open Days – Panshanger Park

Illustrated talk on history of Panshanger Park, looking at the Capability Brown and Repton landscapes followed by tour of stables and guided walk of site of Victorian gardens. The 30-minute talk will take place in the stables at Panshanger, followed by a tour round the stables looking at the surviving features. The walk though the […]

Reading Historic Documents with Dr Heather Falvey

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

The Herts Gardens Trust has organised two sessions with expert palaeography tutor Dr Heather Falvey for anyone who would like to learn how to read documents written in the 16th-18th centuries. The two sessions will cover different aspects of the subject. They will be at Woolmer Green Village Hall, a fortnight apart, on Thursday 24 […]

£6

Winter Talk – ‘Tudor Parks in Hertfordshire’- Anne Rowe

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

£5

Winter Talk – ‘Miss Ellen Wilmott of Warley Place’ – Andrew Sankey

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) . Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the […]

£5

Winter Talk – ‘The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden’ – Kate Felus

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

£5

Winter Talk – ‘Still a City Beautiful?’ – Kate Harwood

The Village Hall, Woolmer Green The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green

A series of four talks for HGT members and their guests, to be held on Monday afternoons at 2.30pm. At The Village Hall, Hall Lane, Woolmer Green, SG3 6XA (Near Knebworth) Tea and coffee will be served from 2.15pm and each talk will cost £5 per person. Reservation and payment for places on the four […]

£5

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Study Day at RHS Wisley

RHS Wisley

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe was one of the 20th century's leading landscape architects and we believe that his sensitivity to purpose and the environment are still very relevant to modern town planning and landscape design today.  We are delighted to have three talented and knowledgeable speakers (Annabel Downs, Kate Harwood and Ed Bennis) talking about their […]

Percy Cane in Hertfordshire: Kate Harwood

ZOOM

Percy Cane was one of the important designers of the early 20th century, having been inspired by Peto’s Easton Lodge garden. Like Peto, he also mingled with clients on the French Riviera where he met Lady Yule, widow of the richest man in England. She commissioned him to design the garden at Hanstead House in […]

HALH Symposium 2020 – The Country House at War – online talks in November

Dear Member,

The following message and invitation comes from the Hertfordshire Association for Local History. You may be interested in the talks on offer.

HALH Symposium 2020
As you will know, because of current restrictions on large gatherings, it will not be possible for us to hold our annual Symposium this year. However, we are very pleased to announce that a number of the speakers who were to have given talks at the Symposium in November have agreed to offer them online.

You are invited to the following talks which are to be broadcast online on Wednesday evenings during November:

Wednesday 4 November – Helen Fry, ‘Trent Park: Home of the Secret Listeners’
Wednesday 11 November – Alistair Hodgson, ‘Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft company’
Wednesday 18 November – Roger Yapp, ‘Poles Apart: The story of Barnes Lodge, Kings Langley in World War 2’
Wednesday 25 November – Des Turner, ‘The Special Operations Executive (SOE) at Aston House, the Frythe, Briggens and The Thatched Barn’

Each talk will start at 8.00pm and last no more than 45 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for questions.

Please let us know by replying to mailto:contact@halh.org.uk< if you would like to attend any or all of these talks. There is no charge but places are limited and priority will be given on a first come, first served basis.

If you notify us that you would like to attend, you will receive an email invitation from our committee member Kris Lockyear on the day before the talk. Talks will be broadcast via the video conferencing tool ‘Zoom’ and can be viewed on a PC (with audio speakers), laptop (with audio speakers), tablet or smartphone. To watch each talk online, it will simply be a matter of ‘double clicking’ on a link contained in Kris’s email. It will not be necessary to download any software. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and instructions about how to do this will be included in the email.

We are very grateful to our speakers for offering their talks online.

With best wishes
Sheila White
HALH