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Magna Carta Concert at Walkern Hall

by janet on 19 October 2014 · 0 comments

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.  Two stars of the world of classical music, soprano Carolyn Sampson and pianist Julius Drake, who both kindly donated their performance to raise funds for our Magna Carta project, performed a recital of Grieg, Brahms, Debussy, Faure and Poulenc to rapturous applause. They are presenting the same recital at London’s prestigious Wigmore Hall in two week’s time. Click the photo for more information and to see our gallery

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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 (£250)! This was the first outing for the new Company livery coats, so beautifully crafted […]

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WHS wins £30K Heritage Lottery Funding!!!

September 13, 2014

Walkern, the only village in Hertfordshire with a Magna Carta baron, has been successful in it’s bid for £29,700 from Heritage Lottery Fund. The Walkern Magna Carta 800th project, for which the village has raised an extra £10,000, is a community project run by the history society, and encompasses two years of events and activities […]

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WHS 2015 Calendar Competition

September 8, 2014

‘Walkern in Bloom’ Free Entry and a prize of £20 for best photo! Photos should reflect the seasonal changes within the boundaries of Walkern parish if possible. Landscape colour photo up to 1Mb Print photos are acceptable from A6 to A4 Entrants may submit any number of images Each entry must have its own entry […]

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Photos from last week’s WHS meeting and Magna Carta sewing bee

September 3, 2014

Click the images below to see our photos from last week’s WHS meeting on WWI memorabilia, and from Saturday’s sewing bee on the Company de Lanvalei livery…      

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Souvenir Ribbon Plate

August 28, 2014

Does anyone have information on the following scenic ribbon plate, found by Tom McCall. It shows an image of Walkern church and was probably sold as a souvenir from Kitchener’s Stores during the late Victorian/Edwardian period…

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WHS Meeting this Thursday 28th August

August 27, 2014

On Thursday the theme of our meeting is an informal WW1 Memorabilia and artefact evening.  We would like to invite you to bring along any family photos as well as artefacts to show everyone.   It will also be an opportunity to share family stories. The meeting will commence at 7.30 p.m at Walkern Sports and […]

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