« »

New Book! A History Tour of Walkern

by janet on 15 April 2014 · 0 comments

Walkern History Society’s latest publication is now ready to buy.

A snip at £5 (+p&p if applicable)  A History Tour of Walkern by WHS chair Janet Woodall can be bought at any of our meetings, through the author, or through this website – click below for details.


My Life in Ruins: archaeologist Tony Rook, 27 February

February 24, 2014

Start the new year at Walkern History Society with a talk by Tony Rook – My Life in Ruins: 50 Years of Archaeology in Welwyn. Come and join us at Walkern Sports & Community Centre on Thursday 27th February, 7.30pm. Free to WHS members; £1.50 to non-members. 2014 membership of WHS costs £10, and this [...]

Read the full article →

Walkern Magna Carta Open Meeting

January 27, 2014
Read the full article →

WHS and FOL Christmas party

December 16, 2013

Saturday saw Walkern History Society joining forces with Friends of Lanvallay for a highly entertaining Christmas party. A huge thank you to everyone who helped, especially Flora for providing the truly scruptious French buffet, and Carolyn for decking the hall with boughs of holly. Our home grown entertainment included Dave and Mae’s ever-popular quiz, a [...]

Read the full article →

Christmas shopping at WHS

December 10, 2013

Christmas cards and 2014 Calendars are now available through the WHS shop. Our first publication, Medieval Walkern and Magna Carta (ideal as a Christmas present) is also available to buy. See our Shop for details…  

Read the full article →

Walkern History Trail in Hertfordshire Life

December 2, 2013

Walkern History Trail is a featured article in the December issue of Hertfordshire Life. Don’t forget to buy your copy!

Read the full article →

Photos from October’s WHS Meeting

November 11, 2013

Photos have been posted in our gallery (click below) from the thought-provoking and moving WHS meeting on 31st Oct, when Paul Thompson showed WWI artefacts that he had found still in situ in the grounds of a French Chateau – a strategically important area in many conflicts.

Read the full article →

History board unveiled at United Reformed Church

October 10, 2013

Walkern’s second history board was unveiled today at the UnitedReformed Church by church elders Peter Knight and Mary Miller. Click the photo for more details… Two more boards will be revealed on Saturday 12th October: 12.30 at Walkern Stores and 1.30 at Walkern Sports and Community Centre. Please do come along and share the moment [...]

Read the full article →

Our first History Boards…

October 6, 2013

Click the photo to see our gallery of images from this weekend’s installation of four of our six new History Boards, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, and the unveiling of the first board! A huge thank you to volunteers Paul Andrews of PJ Builders, Chris Windebanks of Ingenious Displays, Dan and John, who spent yesterday [...]

Read the full article →

Unveiling of History Boards (part 1)

October 3, 2013

Walkern History Society will be revealing the first of our six history boards on Sunday 6th Oct at St Mary’s church. The unveiling will take place at 12.30pm at the church car park following the Harvest Festival service (which starts at 11), and it would be wonderful if you could join us in celebrating the [...]

Read the full article →