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WHS Meetings in 2018

by janet on 25 February 2018 · 0 comments

Thursday 22nd February : Julian Evan Hart – Archaeological Treasure Hunting
Thursday 22nd March* : Harry Bott – History of Local Farming
Thursday 26th April : Stephen Barnard – World War One Propaganda in Music
Thursday 31st May : Dr Janet Woodall – Walkern’s Cuckold Riding Riot
Thursday 28th June : Roland Hughes – The Wicked Lady of Markyate
Thursday 26th July : Walking History Tour of Walkern
August Summer Outing (tba) : St Albans Verulamium Museum
Thursday 27th September : Andrew Wiseman – History of Herts Constabulary
Thursday 25th October : Dr Ceri Houlbrook – What People Hid in their House Walls
Thursday 29th November : World War One Victory Tea
December (tba) : Our Christmas get together – let’s have some fun!

7.30 at Walkern Sports and Community Centre, free to members, £2 at the door
*The March meeting is a week earlier than usual due to Easter


WHS meetings in 2016

April 10, 2016

  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     […]

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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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