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WHS meetings in 2016

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Thursday 28th April          John Wing – The Great Bed of Ware*
Thursday 26th May            Chloe Cockerell – Heraldry*
Saturday 25th June          Summer Party  TBA
Thursday 28th July          John Hill – Talk and Tour of Boxwood
Thursday 25th August         Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews – Hitchin: the Archaeology of a unique Hertfordshire Town*
Thursday 29th September   Andy Gibbs – British Schools Museum: Life & Legacy of Jill Grey, Code Breaker, Collector & Curator*
Thursday 27th October       Clare Fleck – The History of Knebworth House*
Thursday 24th November   Reverend Michael Leverton – London Transport in Wartime*

7.30 at Walkern Sports and Community Centre, free to members, £2 at the door


Let’s Get Medieval at Walkern Fair!

May 2, 2015

Walkern Sports and Community Centre, 2pm on Sunday 3rd May Sunday sees the annual Walkern Fair, the theme of which this year is Let’s Get Medieval. This in one of the events in Walkern’s year of celebrations marking 800 years of Magna Carta, and will be opened at 2pm by William de Lanvalei, our Magna […]

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Magna Carta embroidery and costume display at Walkern URC

February 28, 2015

Come to Walkern’s latest Magna Carta event, taking place next Saturday 7th March from 2pm at the newly restored United Reformed Church. As part of our Magna Carta celebrations, volunteers are creating an elaborately embroidered ‘medieval tabard’ which will eventually be on display near the effigy of our Magna Carta baron, William de Lanvalei, at […]

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WHS 2015 Calendar, Christmas Cards, and much more!

December 3, 2014

Walkern History Society 2015 Calendars are now available through the WHS shop, at Walkern events and at Walkern Gallery and Brewery Tearooms. Come and see us at the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s on Friday 5th Dec 7-9pm (cheese and wine, ticket

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Photos of last week’s WHS meeting

November 2, 2014

Click the photo below for our gallery of last week’s first annual Magna Carta talk, this year by Revd Dr Graham St John Willey, the Grand Chaplain of the Knights Templar of England. Graham talked on Magna Carta, the history of the Knights Templar and their involvement in Magna Carta through Aymeric the Grand Master […]

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Magna Carta Concert at Walkern Hall

October 19, 2014

Walkern Hall?s Magna Carta fundraising concert began at 6.30pm on Friday 17th October 2014 with a champagne and canape reception welcoming 60 guests to Walkern Hall.

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Ballot to see the four 1215 Magna Carta copies

October 8, 2014

Click below to enter a ballot to see the four surviving, original copies of Magna Carta gathered together in one place for the first time. The British Library are giving 1215 people the chance to visit the exhibition on 3 February 2015. See this BBC link for more information… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29516981 …and click here to enter […]

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Photos of Company de Lanvalei in their winter venue…

October 2, 2014

The WHS traditional longbow archers, Company de Lanvalei, now have the privilege of holding practice sessions in a Walkern grainstore – we are immensely grateful to the owners for giving their permission. Click below for the Company de Lanvalei photo gallery…

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Photos from ‘What a War!’

September 29, 2014

On 27th September 2014 the newly formed Walkern Players, under the inspirational guidance of Keith Pitts, staged their first production, What a War! an Old Tyme Music Hall extravaganza of songs, monologues and sketches from the First World War. The production helped raise funds for Walkern?s Magna Carta 800th celebrations and Friends of St Mary?s […]

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Company de Lanvalei at Gunpowder Mills – Well done Roy!!!

September 23, 2014

Members of Walkern History Society’s longbow archery group, Company de Lanvalei, entered a prize-winning competition at the Fayre Times Festival last weekend. Congratulations to all who went through to the third round, and especially to Roy who won 3rd prize (

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