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Photos from ‘What a War!’

by janet on 29 September 2014 · 0 comments

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 Church. A huge thank you to Keith, Beverly, and all of the Walkern Players and their helpers for making it such an outstanding and entertaining evening.

Click below to see our gallery of photos from the rehearsals, plus a few from the performance. Many thanks indeed to John Harlow and Paul Dominic Gray for allowing us to use their shots.

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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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Photos from Magna Fest!!!

August 25, 2014

Click below to see photos from Walkern’s Magna Fest. If anyone has more photos, especially from Sunday 17th, please can you pass them on to Janet (janetwoodall@btinternet.com)

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Magna Fest Success – photos and Facebook

August 22, 2014

What an amazing weekend. On behalf of Walkern History Society and the village’s Magna Carta 800th committee a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support Magna Fest and for being so generous. We are greatly indebted to all of the wonderful performers and everyone who helped make it such a great festival […]

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Article on Magna Fest in Herts Mercury!!!

August 13, 2014

Music festival at Walkern pub will raise awareness of Magna Carta Sara Geek, Herts Mercury, 12 August 2014 Bands are gearing up to play a music festival at a Walkern pub that will raise awareness of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. MagnaFest will run at The White Lion from Friday […]

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