There has been a huge demand for tickets to attend Abbots Langley History Society’s winter talks.
These are taking place throughout the winter on the last Monday of each month on Zoom and the first two talks were fully booked up to the limit of 100 tickets.
September’s talk on the Spanish flu pandemic in Watford during 1918/19 was delivered by Helen George.
The disease killed 50 million people worldwide and unlike today, the casualties were mainly amongst the young and middle-aged.
The people of Watford braced themselves for a third wave in 1920 which never came.
October’s talk by Jan Taylor was about the history of St Lawrence Church from Saxon times to the present day.
It included a description of the recently restored wooden panel bearing Charles II’s coat of arms (pictured).
This was painted in 1678 and is a very rare example of a token of loyalty to the Crown.
November’s talk by Elaine Johnson will be about the heritage trail in Leavesden Country Park and it will include an interpretation of the sculptures told by the artists themselves.
Tickets to the next talk are free and will be available to non-members from 12 November.
For more information go to allhs.org.uk..