2018 events


Planning for 2019 meetings has begun - ideas welcome. 



14 November, Wednesday


Recording Hertford’s oral history

Speaker: Peter Ruffles, Oral History Group


The Oral History Group (which the Civic Society helped to bring into being) will delight us with tales of bygone Hertford as recorded by the Group and its volunteers. Peter needs little introduction to anyone living in Hertford.



LOCATION  Lectures will take place in the hall of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St Joseph, St John’s Street, Hertford, SG14 1RX. It is off Railway Street, near Hertford East station.  Non-members are welcome at £2.00.



TIMES  Refreshments: 7.45pm. Lectures: 8.00pm. Other events are as stated above.  



CONTACT details for evening meetings:


Malcolm Ramsay: malcolm.ramsay789@btinternet.com; tel 01992 500002 (no ansafone); Dunkirks Farmhouse Southside, Queens Rd, Hertford SG13 8BJ.




Meetings held earlier this year:


21st February 2018, Wednesday


Historical architectural gems of Hertfordshire

Speaker: Dr Lee Prosser, Curator of Historic Buildings, at the Historic Royal Palaces



21st March, Wednesday


Walking the Lea Valley path, a talk

Speaker: Elizabeth Hamilton,Campaign to Protect Rural England Herts



25th April, Wednesday


AGM followed by a talk and discussion:The future of local papers/media, with an expert panel:

Paul Winspear, editor Bishop’s Stortford Independent, Anna Schlenker, Ian Nash, and Dr Mike Howarth.



6th June, Wednesday


Coach outing to Sudbury in Suffolk, including introduction by Sudbury Society and tour of historic ‘make by hand’ brickyard. Opportunity to visit Gainsborough’s House museum/gallery. 


Cost: £25 a head. Coach from Hertford East station at 8.45am, returning by 6.30pm. 



1st July, Sunday, from 12.30pm


Summer party at Roxford, Hertingfordbury, by kind invitation of Linda and David Haysey. 


Roxford is a beautiful eighteenth-century house, in a lovely garden. Hot food and one free drink at £10 a head.  



1st August, Wednesday, departing Salisbury Square (by fountain) at 7pm, lasting 90 minutes


Blue plaques walking tour of Hertford.  The Society and Hertford Town Council combined forces to set up in 2017 some 40 blue plaques celebrating historic locations around the town. There is an accompanying leaflet which lists them all, available from the Tourist Information Centre.