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Abbots society hold special events to celebrate silver anniversary 

 Published on: 21st June 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Abbots Langley History Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month by hosting a summer exhibition. 

The exhibition will take place in the Henderson Hub on Saturday, July 27 from 10am till 1pm. Visitors will be able to see a parish map published circa 1880 together with a newly published timeline of Abbots Langley, a slide show of events over the last 25 years, a display of historic artefacts and toys, photos from the parish archive and display boards featuring the Back to the Front project and the Henderson Legacy.  

There will also be two history walks around the village, a guided lecture tour of the historic and unique Croxley Great Barn.

The group has now expanded to almost 200 members since 1994, making it the biggest in the county.

Visitors and members will be able to purchase work form founding member Clive Clark which has taken over a decade to produce titled A Concise History of Abbots Langley. 

Trevor Baker, treasurer, said: “Clive Clark was a founding member of the Society and after his death in 1998, 10 of his essays and history notes were donated to the Society by his widow, but until now they have been unavailable for widespread study.  

“Thanks to the support of a generous grant by the Abbots Langley Parish Council, three volumes of essays will be published for purchase by the public at the modest price of £2.00 per copy (£1.00 to members) and they will also be distributed to local and national archives, including the British Library.”

New members are always welcome. 

If you are interested visit the website allhs.org.uk

Picture courtesy of Mike Quinton

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