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‘A Walk Back in Time’ - The town centre

Berkhamsted Castle, Brownlow Road , Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4

Starting by the main gateway of the Castle, the oldest building, we shall make our way towards the High Street pointing out significant buildings…

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A Radical Village - the Baptists in Northchurch

Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane , Northchurch , Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4 3RD

Starting from close to the site of the first Baptist chapel, a visit will be made to the first Baptist burial ground and the information it…

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A Walk into the Past: Berkhamsted Place, Successor to the Castle

Top of Castle Hill/Castle Gateway, Berkhamsted Place, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LH

Berkhamsted Place was built by Sir Edward Carey, Keeper of the Queen's Jewels (Elizabeth I), using material from the castle. From the 18th century…

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Art of Berkhamsted: Now and then

Top of Castle Hill , Castle Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HH

An artistic meander around Berkhamsted with local artist Mary Casserley pointing out views painted by artists over the years. We will find…

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Berkhamsted Castle Guided Tours

Berkhamsted Castle, White Hill, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1LJ

Berkhamsted Castle Trust is offering free guided tours of Berkhamsted Castle, a typical Norman motte and bailey castle, built originally as a…

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Berkhamsted Foundling Hospital - Memories of Childhood

Ashlyns School, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3AH

The former Foundlings will tell us of the strict discipline and regimented life and the strict segregation of the boys from the girls. Little was…

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Berkhamsted’s Finest Architect: Charles Henry Rew

All Saints Church, Shrublands Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3HY

Charles Henry Rew (1842-1912) trained as an engineer, these skills underpinning the rest of his architectural career at first in London working…

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BFI Film & Television Archive

B F I National Archive, Kingshill Way, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3TP

Following the success of previous years, the British Film Institute will open the doors to the John Paul Getty Jnr Conservation Centre for another…

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Church Clay Build and Tile Making at St Peters Church Berkhamsted

St Peters Church, Church Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2AX

This activity will take place in the nave of the church by the west door. Participants will be provided with clay to create the windows, doors,…

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Get creative in our Cemetery - discover past and present creative talent and join in!

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Rectory Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2DH

Participate in a wide and varied programme during the day at a time to suit you and your family in this central, accessible and beautiful spot.…

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Graham Greene’s Common: a battlefield guide

Car Park, Opposite Inns of Court War Memorial, Berkhamsted Common, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2RQ

The walk starts at 2:30 pm from the car park opposite the Inns of Court War Memorial at the top of Berkhamsted New Road. There is limited parking…

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Our 30th Anniversary Collection Highlights

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3YL

Join us online as we stream live from the museum store, where we hope to share with you the stories and objects telling the history of the Dacorum…

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Secret side of Berkhamsted:- Crusaders, Murders & Ghosts

Berkhamsted Castle, Brownlow Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HB

From the Castle siege to the town's haunted pubs, explore the darker side of Berkhamsted. Discover crusaders and highwaymen, Civil War prisoners…

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St Peter’s Church and Court House

High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

St Peter's Church was consecrated in 1222 and is probably the second largest church in the county, reflecting the importance of the wool trade at…

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The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted - A guided tour of yesterday’s canal

The Bridge, Bank Mill Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2NB

Nothing much remains of the many wharves where grain, sheep dip, coal, timber and even boats were once unloaded and launched. Commentaries will…

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The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School

Castle Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BB

The Old Hall is the original school house of Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541 by Dean Incent The chapel is late 19th century, modelled on the…

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Art and Artist

Southmill Arts Centre, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG

Through the eye of the artist himself whilst the duration of his exhibition in the Art Space, Ray Whyard will talk us through his perspective on…

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South Mill Arts Bishop’s Stortford

Market Square, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ

Have you ever wondered who might have designed some of the most interesting buildings in Bishop's Stortford dating from the nineteenth century? If…

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Mill Green Museum

Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, Mill Green Museum & Mill, Mill Green, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5PD

Come and visit Hatfield's fully restored 18th century working watermill, situated on the River Lea. One of our Millers will be on hand to show you…

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Piccotts End: Pre-Reformation Wall paintings in a Grade I listed 16th century Hall House

132 Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AU

An opportunity to visit a Grade I listed medieval cottage containing unique and very important early sixteenth century wall paintings. They…

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Hertford Castle

Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

The castle grounds will be transformed for the day and will include a small settlement of interactive medieval encampments on the main lawn,…

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Hertford’s Buildings of Delight - Hertford East to Parliament Square

Hertford Town & Tourist Information Centre, 10-12 The Wash, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PX

Explore Hertford's wide range of buildings in different styles including a rare example of Egyptian architecture; early buildings were built in…

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Hertford’s Buildings of Delight - Parliament Square to St Andrew Street

Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

Explore Hertford's wide range of buildings. Early buildings were built in timber, but over time handsome townhouses and public buildings in brick…

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Lombard House, Bull Plain, Hertford

The Hertford Club, Lombard House, Bull Plain, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1DT

Lombard House was probably originally built as a hall house, was extended in the early 17th century and re-fronted in the 18th century. A porch…

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Panshanger Park

Panshanger Park, Tarmac Trading Ltd, Panshanger, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2NA

Panshanger Park has seen many changes over the last 250 years. From a large country estate landscaped by Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton, to…

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St Leonard’s Church, Bengeo

St Leonard's Church, St. Leonards Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3JW

St Leonard's Church is a rare example of an intact Norman church which retains its original footprint. Items of interest include a fine, medieval…

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Tales from the Riverbank

Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

It was a frontier, part of Hertford Castle’s defences, and played an important role in the industrial heritage of the town. You may be…

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Codicote Village Museum

145-149 High Street, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 8UB

Hidden away behind the village hall in the High Street, this Edwardian timber and corrugated iron men’s club has been lovingly restored and…

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Hoddesdon Quaker Meeting House and Peace Cottage Community Hub

Friends Hall / Peace Cottage Community Hub, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8NE

Built-in 1829, the light and tranquil main hall retains the original panelling and wooden benches designed by Quaker architect William Alderson.…

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Howgills Friends Meeting House

42 South View, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3JJ

Built in 1907, Howgills was commissioned by Juliet E. Reckitt. The construction was undertaken by local builders Palmer & Ray. The Meeting House…

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Holy Cross Church, Sarratt: 12th century church

Holy Cross Church, Church Lane, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 6HE

The present Church was founded in 1194 during the rule of the crusading King Richard the Lionheart and the crusades must have influenced both the…

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Abbey Theatre St Albans

Abbey Theatre Trust ( St Albans) Ltd, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2DL

If you are creative and / or interested in theatre why not take the opportunity to step into our theatre and see what’s going on. Our members…

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Celebrating the History of Smallford Station and the Hatfield & St Albans Railway

Smallford Station Car Park, Station Approach, Station Road, Smallford, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0HB

Smallford Station is a 150-year-old Grade 2 Listed building that served the Hatfield and St Albans Railway. The original track-bed is now The…

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CWGC Tours 2023 - St Albans (Hatfield Road) Cemetery

Hatfield Road Cemetery, 178 Hatfield Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4LU

From 1914 to March 1915 the city of St. Albans was the Headquarters of the 47th London Division. The Second World War saw the Hill End Hospital,…

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Kingsbury exhibition

Kingsbury Barn, Branch Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SX

An opportunity to see and buy ceramic art from a group of artists and to participate in judging the annual competition on the theme of pairs. This…

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St Albans Clock Tower

The Clock Tower, Market Place, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DR

Climb the 93 steps of the spiral stone staircase to the top of the only medieval town belfry in England and enjoy the magnificent views of the…

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St Albans School Abbey Gateway Tours

St. Albans School, Abbey Gateway, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HB

The Abbey Gateway has enthralled visitors since its inception, this current building, built in 1365, has seen many historic events, such as the…

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St Albans South Signal Box

St Albans South Signal Box, Ridgmont Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL13AJ

This year we will be celebrating 50 years of the opening of the nearby City Station. The signal box opened in 1892, closed in 1979 and opened…

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St Michael’s Church,  St Albans - Tower Tours

St Michael's Church, St Michael's Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SL

Discover the history of the tower and the bells. Hear about the connection between the church clock and some prestigious clocks and bells in…

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St Peter’s Church St Albans

St. Peters Church, St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3HG

The event takes place on Sunday 17 September from 13.00 to 16.00 in the Octagon room at St Peter's Church. There will be tower tours up the bell…

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Verulamium Museum

Verulamium Museum, St. Michaels Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW

Bring the entire family and explore the wonders of Roman life, immerse yourself in recreated Roman rooms and admire the craftsmanship of the…

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Christ the King church, Stevenage

The Church of Christ the King, Filey Close, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2JW

Our Stations are not - as you might expect - individual artworks, but large, panoramic paintings by Leslie Melton. We believe them to be roughly…

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Holy Trinity Church - Heritage Open Day

Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3DB

Historic England says: "The sanctuary roof of the old chancel has attractive but much darkened painted decoration." This is not usually visible to…

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Brass Rubbing at Ware Museum

Ware Museum, Priory Lodge, 89 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

Come and rub a facsimile brass. We have a wide range of facsimile brasses to choose from. Many are from churches throughout England from 1277 to…

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Children’s Activities at Place House

Place House, Bluecoat Yard, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HL

Come and meet Nurse Constance who will tell you about life as a child in the 17th century and enjoy free history activities including dressing up…

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Place House

Place House, Bluecoat Yard, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9HL

Place House stands in a small walled courtyard in the centre of Ware and is a building of Grade I national historic and architectural importance.…

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Scott’s Grotto

Scotts Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9JQ

Scott's Grotto in Ware is a series of six interconnected chambers decorated with thousands of shells, flints and pieces of coloured glass. It…

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Free School Watford

Office on the Hill Ltd, Old Free School, George Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0BX

A chance to have a look around the Old Free School in Watford, set up by Elizabeth Fuller and on the grounds of St Mary's Church.

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Heritage Quiz!

Mad Squirrel Watford, 3 King Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2EN

Heritage Open Days in Watford is taking over the Mad Squirrel Watford's Weekly Pub Quiz. Join us at the bar for a quiz covering all sorts of…

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Holy Rood Church, Watford

Holy Rood Rectory, Exchange Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0PJ

This tour will touch on the history of the Catholic Church in Watford, and explain the social and historical context of the building, and how it…

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St Mary’s Church Tours

St. Marys Church, Church Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0EG

St Mary's is the only church in Watford on the high street. It is situated in the middle of the high street a swell. For Heritage Open Days the…

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St Michael and All Angels Church

Mildred Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7DY

St Michael and All Angels Church is a very beautiful and little known Church in West Watford. Visitors will be able to have guided tours of the…

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Tale of Two Tours - Pump House Theatre and Pump House Pumping Station

Pump House Theatre & Arts Trust Ltd, Local Board Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2JP

Please phone the office for a tour and this will be repeated several times. Maximum numbers is 10 per group and the dates are as follows.

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Ayot St Peter Church

Ayot St Peter's church, Ayot St Peter Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BG

St Peter's is a listed Victorian church in the "arts and crafts" style that has been carefully maintained over the years and is in exceptional and…

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Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9FG

Step back in time 1,800 years to discover this fascinating remains of this ancient Roman Bath House

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