Talks are held on the fourth Thursday of each month (except June, July and August) starting at 8pm in Church House, Churchyard, Hitchin. A guest speaker talks, usually with illustrations, on an aspect of local history. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, light refreshments follow the talk, and you will be made warmly welcome. Members free, visitors £1.

Date  2018 Details
25 January The Hertfordshire Regiment in 1918 – with Dan Hill, formerly of the Imperial War Museum and founder of the Herts at War Project
22 February Salisbury Hall and the de Havilland Aircraft Company  – with Alistair Hodgson, curator at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum
22 March AGM and Members evening – the AGM will include an update on current projects
26 April Warden Abbey: history and archaeology – with Margaret Roberts, a volunteer at the Warden Abbey vinyard, Bedfordshire, and author of The Original Warden Pear  
24 May Pevsner’s Hertfordshire Revised and Revisited – with Dr James Bettley, an architectural historian and author of the revised Pevsner Architectural Guide to Essex 
27 September Policing in Hertfordshire in the Eighteenth Century – with Elaine Saunders, research student at the International Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice
25 October Luton’s Medieval Castles – with Joe Abrams of Headland Archaeology, heritage consultants and archaeology contractors
22 November Hitchin Films – compiled and presented by Richard Whitmore, Sam Hallas and Tim Ray

Special Meetings 2018

Starting times vary. A charge applies to events marked with an asterisk (*)

Date Time Details
Wednesday 11 July  8pm The Miss Lewis Lecture* – “Cambridge Colleges and their Gardens” – an
illustrated talk by Rodney Tibbs, a retired journalist and author of The University and Colleges of Cambridge. Details in the Hitchin Festival Programme
Wednesday 18 July 8pm The Scilla Douglas Lecture* – Professor Alison Light, author of Common People, will talk about family history. Details in the Hitchin Festival Programme
Friday 7 December 7.30pm Christmas Meeting* – details nearer the time

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