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‘A Walk Back in Time’, guided tour of Berkhamsted’s historic 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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‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour of the Museum Store (fully booked)

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd, The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3YL

Have you ever held a 6,000 years old Neolithic axe-head, looked closely at samplers dating from 1880 or measured yourself up against the wheel of…

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

The Bothy, Berkhamsted Place, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HQ

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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Amersfort, a finen Arts and Craft house with garden designed by Ernest Willmott and planted by Gertr

Amersfort Hall, The Common, Potten End, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2QF

This introductory talk and guided tour of the gardens gives visitors a rare opportunity to see Ernest Willmott's early 20th century design and…

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Ashlyns School former Foundling Hospital

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

Ashlyns School was the former Foundling Hospital opened in 1935. It contains stained glass windows, a staircase and many monuments from the…

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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 Market,Hall Town Hall and room for the Mechanics IInstitute

196 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3BA

Berkhamsted's market dates back to Saxon times. This Victorian Gothic market house and town hall,. architect Edward Buckton Lamb was built in…

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Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery Project: Dead Space to Living Place

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

'To change perceptions of cemeteries as dead spaces, transforming ours into a vibrant and diverse contemporary garden of commemoration, a pivotal…

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BFI National Archives Open Day

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

Following the success of previous years, the BFI National Archive opens the doors to the John Paul Getty Jnr Conservation Centre for another year,…

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Bookworm Tour of Rectory Lane Cemetery’s Literati

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

Berkhamsted is a literary town now and in the past. Victorian publisher William Longman will share his life of letters and lead you on a tour of…

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Historical Tour and Tea with the Countess of Bridgewater

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

If it had not been for her generosity, we would not have Rectory Lane Cemetery, the detached churchyard to St Peter's at all. The churchyard…

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Memorial Symbolism: Understanding their cultural significance at Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

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

This tour will explore memorials in the Cemetery which represent one of its most extraordinary features – despite being a formal, apparently…

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Post a Letter a tour of Berkhamsted’s Postal Heritage

Berkhamsted Station , Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted , Hertfordshire, HP4

As letter writing has lessened , post offices have closed , letter boxes of diffreent ages still remain. This tour studying the ages and types of…

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Remarkable Women of Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

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

Elaine Mercer, Rectory Lane Cemetery's Communications Officer is inspired by the lives of some of the women buried here. Join her tour to hear…

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Repton’s Ashridge, a guided tour of the gardens designed by Humphry Repton at Ashridge

Ashridge Business School, Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

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…

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St Mary’s Church, Northchurch, small exhibition and guided tour

High Street, Northchurch , Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

The oldest part of the church is probably Saxon, but in the 13th century the present chancel and transepts were built to form a more elaborate…

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St Peter’s Church and the Court House

High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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

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Stone Memorial Restoration: Tour and Demonstration at Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery

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

Will Yendell gave up his thriving job as an electrician to follow his passion for heritage stonemasonry. He worked alongside Messenger…

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The Battle of Berkhamsted Common- the Power of the People. How the Common was saved from Enclosure

Car Park Berkhamsted Common, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

From the 17th century onwards the people fought to protect the rights from the enclosures of their landlords. This came to a head with the…

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The Lost Wharves of Berkhamsted. A guided tour discovering the flourishing industries of yesteryear.

Old Mill House Hotel, London Road, 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 1541 by Dean Incent The chapel is late 19th century, modelled on the…

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History of Waytemore Castle

Bishop's Stortford Museum, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG

Local historian and museum volunteer Mike James will be giving a talk in the Linden Room at the Stortford Museum about the castle in Bishop's…

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St Michael’s Church Bishop’s Stortford

St Michael's Church, Windhill, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2ND

St Michael's is one of the largest medieval parish churches in the county. It was built mainly in the 15th century although the top stage of the…

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Ivor’s Vision: St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote

The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Baldock, Caldecote, Hertfordshire, SG7 5LE

The church of St Mary Magdalene, Caldecote was taken on by the Friends of Friendless Churches in 1982 after a declaration of redundancy. The…

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Rothamsted Manor Heritage Weekend

Rothamsted Manor, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2BG

As part of Heritage Weekend, Rothamsted Manor is delighted to provide free guided tours. Our tour leaders are full of knowledge of the wonderful…

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Murphy TV and Radio Day at Mill Green Museum & Mill

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

Join us for Heritage Open Day on Sunday 15 September 2019, as we take a look behind the scenes at Mill Green Museum. Tour the museum's fascinating…

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Piccotts End Medieval Cottage and Wall Paintings

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

An opportunity to visit a medieval cottage containing unique and very important early sixteenth century wall paintings. Tours will run every hour…

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Buildings of Delight Guided Walk

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

Wear comfortable shoes.

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Heritage Weekend Open days at All Saints

All Saints Church, Queens Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8AY

There will be light refreshments and the opportunity to climb the tower to see great views of Hertford. Bike & Hike Ride from 0900 - 1700

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Hertford Castle Heritage Day

Hertford Castle, Castle Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR

The Hertford Castle Heritage day is back and bigger than ever. With two reenactment camps this year, Wryngwyrm bringing their Viking encampment…

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Hertford Heritage Photo Trail

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

Follow the Heritage Weekend photo trail around Hertford town centre at a leisurely pace to see pictures of a selection of buildings from bygone…

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Hertford Museum Stores Open Day

The Seed Warehouse, The Wash, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1PX

Saturday 14th September 2019 11.00 am – 3.00 pm Go behind the scenes at Hertford Museum stores. Discover how we store and care for our vast and…

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Hertford Quaker Meeting House Open Day

48 Railway Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1AY

The simplicity and peacefulness of the building reflects the nature of Quaker worship. With a floor space of about 120sq.yds. and with a gallery…

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Panshanger Park

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

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…

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St Andrew’s Church Hertford

St. Andrew's Church, St. Andrew Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HZ

Open from 8am till dusk & will have tea and cake available to purchase.

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St Leonard’s Church, Bengeo

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

'The rare example of a virtually intact Norman village church; (Prof Sir Nikolaus Pevsner). The church will be open to visitors, with stewards to…

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St Mary’s Hertingfordbury

St. Marys Church, St. Marys Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LD

Open from 8am till dusk & will have tea and cake available to purchase.

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Codicote Village Museum

Codicote Village museum, rear of Peace Memorial Hall, High Street, Codicote, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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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Abbey Gateway Tours

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

The tour around the classrooms, rooms and dungeons, taking in the museum, which shows the history of the Gateway as a prison- where we house one…

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Children’s Graffiti Trail

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

Did you know that there are examples of graffiti on many of the Cathedral's walls, some dating to the 16th century? Drop in any day during…

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Dagnall Street Baptist Church

Upper Dagnall Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5EE

Lofty Victorian Baptist Church built above a lower hall circa 1885, with adjacent meeting rooms and cafe built in 1989. The interior of the…

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Fleetville Community Centre: Fleetville Diaries

Fleetville Community Centre, Royal Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4LQ

The former nursery building, still in use as a thriving community centre, now has a short remaining lifespan – exciting plans for a new…

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Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans

Methodist Church, Marlborough Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3XG

Use our trail leaflet to explore at your own pace. We will have some historical items and documents on display. Stand at the front and admire…

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Redbournbury Watermill

Redbournbury Mill, Redbournbury Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6RS

Eighteenth-century restored working watermill, producing organic stone-ground flours and bread. Museum, milling demonstrations and artisan bakery…

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Smallford Station and the Hatfield & St Albans Railway

Smallford Station Car Park, Station Yard, Station Road, Smallford, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 0HF

Smallford Station is a unique, 150-year-old, Grade 2 listed building that stands on the Alban Way (the track bed of what used to be the Hatfield-…

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St Albans Cathedral Archives Tour

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

The Cathedral Archives contain materials pertaining to the life and faith of the Cathedral over the course of its history. While only a few…

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St Albans Cathedral Tower Tours

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

This spectacular Tower Tour takes you up 211 steps, winding through narrow, medieval staircases and passageways to the roof of the Norman Tower.…

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St Albans Cathedral Tree Tours

St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

Explore the grounds of St Albans Cathedral with our new tree trail! Our brand new tree trail is fun for the whole family. Discover the history of…

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St Albans Clock Tower

Clock Tower, High Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5DL

St Albans Clock Tower is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was built in 1405 by St Albans citizens. It is the only medieval town clock tower to…

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St Albans Signal Box & Railway Museum

Ridgmont Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AJ

This grade 2 listed Signal Box offers the opportunity to see how signal boxes were vital to the operation of the railway. Why not come along and…

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St Albans Time Turn Festival

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

St Albans BID are delivering another exciting event designed to encourage residents and visitors to explore the history of the local…

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St Peter’s Church, St Albans

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

The church will be open and there will be historic displays within the church. Tower tours will take place. The church tower is the highest point…

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The Roman Theatre

Gorhambury Drive, Gorhambury, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6AE

Dating back to 140AD, the Roman Theatre is the only fully excavated example of its kind in Britain. The ruins you can see today were unearthed in…

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Walkern & Sandon United Reformed Church

11, High Street, Walkern, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7PD

In conjunction with Walkern History Society Displays on the history of the Chapel (Grade II listed) and the village Archaeological test pit…

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Church of St Mary the Virgin Ware

High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9BA

Key features: - oldest part (chancel) dates from 1250 although much restored - nave enlarged in late fourteenth century with addition of aisles…

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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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Southern Maltings

Kibes Lane, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 7BS

The Southern Malting, built in 1839, is now the only Ware malting building in public ownership and the only one with most of its original features…

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Ware Brass Band

Ware Town Council, The Priory, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

3pm-5pm at Ware Priory!

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Ware Tours / Tour of Priory Building

Ware Town Council, The Priory, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL

There's no need to pre-book; just turn up! If you would like a private group tour of Ware please contact Ware Town Council on 01920 460…

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A talk on Frogmore House by Niall Bird of Giles Quarme & Associates

Watford Museum, 194 Lower High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2DT

The talk will expand upon Frogmore House's days as a tannery and the connected history to the River Colne. This illustrated talk is a great chance…

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An insight into the History of Holy Rood Church

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

There will be two tours. Keep an eye out for stunning stained glass windows, wall paintings and sculptures.

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Find out more about Little Cassiobury

Little Cassiobury, 31 Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EY

The house was built as the Dower House by the Earl of Essex in 1670 and is a Grade II* listed property on the English Heritage at risk…

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Heritage walk at Cassiobury Park

Cha Cha Cha Cafe, Cassiobury Park, Watford , Hertfordshire, WD18 7HY

Discover the fascinating history and heritage of the Earls of Essex estate, Cassiobury Park, on this heritage walk around the park.

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Little Cassiobury Art and Craft Exhibition

Little Cassiobury, 31 Hemptead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EY

A recently awarded Grant is enabling progress to be made to restore and develop the House into a facility for community use. On the day we will…

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Little Cassiobury Tour

Little Cassiobury, 31 Hemstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD173EY

Tucked behind the town's registry office and not usually open to the public, this is a great opportunity to learn about the history of this…

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North Watford Industrial Heritage Walk

Sandown Road, corner with Osborne Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 7BA

Our event is a guided walk around part of North Watford to illustrate the industrial heritage of the district. The walk includes Vicocoa…

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St Andrews Church

St Andrew's Church, Church Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 4PY

St Andrews will be open all day for people to look around this parish church, which is over 150 years old. It is an early example of the work of…

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St John the Apostle & Evangelist

Sutton Road, Watford, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD172QQ

Watford In the 19th Century, brewing, printing and the railway (which began with a staff of eleven) started the growth of the town. Therefore…

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St Mary’s Church

Church Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0EG

Watford's oldest building, this Grade I listed town centre church will be open for the public with tower tours. All are welcome to join a service.

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The One Crown Open Day

156 High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, wd17

Watford’s oldest pub, The One Crown, will be doing a couple of events for Heritage Open Days this year. They will host a pub quiz on the history…

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Tour of Watford’s Town Hall

Hemstead Road, Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EX

Join us for a guided tour of the Council Chamber and see the Art Deco interiors of Watford's Town Hall. This is a fantastic opportunity to see…

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Watford Central Library

Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3EU

See how much you can learn from the exhibition with a trivia quiz on the history of Watford!

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Watford Palace Theatre

20 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, wd171jz

Everyone’s welcome at the Palace. We aim to inspire and entertain through inventive, ambitious and inclusive drama, new plays, musicals, dance…

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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 and visit the remains of a 3rd century Romano-English bathing suite. Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a…

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George Bernard Shaw and Wheathampstead Railway Station Platform

Station Rd/Codicote Rd/ Lamer Lane, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8DR

Full details - do NOT repeat the summary text Partially restored platform & rail bed with Victorian & later railway features. Now a small informal…

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