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.