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SHOP SEARCH: New project explores history of Abbots Langley’s past shops

 Published on: 2nd September 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Abbots Langley History Society (ALHS) has launched a new project, looking to delve deeper into the history of the many shops that have opened in the village over the years.

The initiative, titled Butchers, Bakers & Undertakers, will be launched at a special event at Abbots Langley Library, on the High Street, from 9.30am to 12.30am on Saturday, September 9.

This project aims to delve into the archives and find out more about the variety of businesses that have opened and closed throughout the history of the village.

The data will be compiled from a mixture of physical items and residents’ own oral history of local shops and shopkeepers.

A spokesperson for ALHS said: “Using old records and photographs and with the help of the local community, the project will research, record and remember the history of the shops and other properties in Abbots Langley High Street.

“It is hoped that the story of the High Street can be revealed in a new book, on the society’s website, and through community-based walks, talks and an exhibition.”

If you’re interested in participating, please come along to the event, or contact ALHS via email at or through their website.

Photo Credit: Abbots Langley History Society

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