HALH AWARDS FOR PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN LOCAL HISTORY
This year's award has been presented to Diana Parrott in recognition of her extensive work in Harpenden. Is there a member of your local society you would like to see recognised for their significant contribution to local history? We welcome nominations for the HALH Award more
HALH SUMMER VISIT 2021
This year's Summer Visit will take place on Saturday 18 September at Pirton. Further details here ...
HALH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM 2021
This year's Symposium will take place on Saturday 20 November at Tewin (NB not Saturday 13 November as originally published). Further details here ...
HALH SPEAKERS OFFER TALKS ONLINE
Many of the speakers on the HALH local history speakers list are offering talks online via Zoom. An updated list highlights details of speakers whose talks can be accessed online.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS 2021
A reminder that HALH membership subscriptions became due on 1 January. Thank you to members who have paid.
DORIS JONES BAKER 1926 - 2020
Dr Doris Jones-Baker passed away in 2020 at her home in Whitwell at the age of 94. Dr Baker served on the committees of both HALH and East Herts Archaeological Society. A tribute appears in the Spring 2021 edition of Herts Past & Present. If you have memories of Doris, please contact us and we will pass your email on to her son.
Other news ...
HISTORY & LOCAL HISTORY TALKS ONLINE
Abbots Langley Local History Society is hosting the last in a series of online talks, The Truth about Tiffany (Elvira Henderson's memorial window at Morenish) by Trevor Baker on Monday 24 May. For details and booking see the society's website
Rickmansworth Historical Society is hosting its AGM online on Thursday 10 June. This will be followed by a talk from Brian Thomson, The slave owners of West Hertfordshire. Guests are invited to join the talk free. See the society's website for details.
Hertford Museum online talks
Lockdown Lunchtime - a series of free weekly talks which took place during January and February - are available on the museum's YouTube channel
The Church Monuments Society is running a series of free online lectures through April and May. Details on their website
The Churches Conservation Trust is offering free online lectures which can also be watched after the event. See their Facebook page
Gresham College hosts free online lectures on a number of different subjects, history included. See details on their website
BALH LOCAL HISTORY LECTURES
HALH members can receive a discount on the cost of lectures currently being offered by the British Association for Local History. Contact
us for the unique HALH members' discount code.
Details of BALH lectures, webinars and events on their website
MA HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
'The impact of global history on everyday lives’. Study full time/part time. More information on the UH website
HERTFORDSHIRE PUBLICATIONS NEW TITLE
Please note that the UH Press online bookshop is temporarily closed. Titles available from other online bookshops or to order and collect from local bookshops. See the UHP website