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2015 Calendar cover webWalkern 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 £6), and Saturday 6th Dec 12-4pm (free entry).

The calendar shows the winners of the 2015 ‘Walkern in Bloom’ photo 2015 Christmas cards 1 webcompetition; We are also stocking WHS Christmas cards which come in 2 different packs of 6 cards featuring wintery views of Walkern, all taken by local people.

You can also buy from our online shop Magna Carta 1215 posters, Magna Carta Barons Association greetings cards (tea towels coming soon) and the book ‘Magna Carta: A very brief history’ by Nick Vincent, as well as ‘Medieval Walkern and Magna Carta’ by Peter Sinclair, and A History Tour of Walkern by Janet Woodall. Click images for merchandise…

TTowel Vertical Template Magna Carta 1215 poster   Magna Carta a very short introduction Nick Vincent Medieval Walkern and Magna Carta front BOOK History Tour of Walkern COVER2

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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.  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, […]

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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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