Hertfordshire Countryside 1953

Selected contents only


Spring 1953 Volume 7 No 28

Sunlight and Shadow at Great Horwood

FRONTISPIECE: Springtime in Benington

Gravel Pits and Reservoirs

At the top of Ridge Hill

Hertfordshire and the Marian Persecution (Queen Mary)

The Black Prince in Hertfordshire

The Empire Builder from Hertfordshire (2) (Cecil John Rhodes)

Players ... Please (Early Hertfordshire Theatres)

Land of Tremendous Views (Conservation area south of Royston)

City beneath the Soil (Verulamium)

The Sun Inn at Hitchin

Bacon in Hertfordshire (Francis Bacon)


The Fanshawes of Ware Park

Hexton Manor


Summer 1953 Volume 8 No 29

Cricket on the Green at Redbourn


FRONTISPIECE: Aldbury Church from Ashridge Slopes

Aldbury Church and its Connections

The Picture House of Bricket Wood

The Hertfordshire Chieftain who defied Julius Ceasar

Ravensburgh Castle - An Ancient Earthwork (pdf)

A little-known Hertfordshire Museum (A private museum at Diamond End)

When the Devil came to Hertfordshire

Tom Ken in Hertfordshire (Thomas Ken of Little Berkhamsted, 17th C)

Hertford's Neglected Painter (Richard Westall)

Fore Street and the Old Palace, Hatfield

The Old Constables of Berkhamsted

When Hitchin Housed a Murdered (Eugene Aram)

The Boxmoor Highwayman (Robert Snooks)

Stories of the French Horn Inn at Ware

Juliana of the "Boke of St Albans"

Autumn 1953 Volume 8 No 30

Rickmansworth Aquadrome boating pool

FRONTISPIECE: The Church by the Ford at Walkern

Steam on the Hertfordshire Roads

The Hertfordshire Society's Great Battle

The Witch of Walkern (Jane Wenham)

The Hertfordshire Boy who became a Cardinal Archbishop (1) (Henry Edward Manning)

Lady Fanshawe's Memoires

Hertfordshire County Boundary

The 600-year Saga of Hitchin Priory

News from Yesterday (Stories from old newspapers)

The Little Known Martyr of St ALbans (William Grindcobb, Peasants' Revolt)

The Preston Army (18th century)

Historical Brickfield at Radlett

Hertfordshire Nine Hundred Years Ago (1)

The First Garden City is Fifty Years Old

Farewell to Lord Ebury's Railway (Rickmansworth to Watford)


Winter 1953 Volume 8 No 31

The River Gade at Water End

FRONTISPIECE: Yachting at Broxbourne

Fire Brigades used to stand and jeer (Old Fire Marks)

The Hertfordshire Boy who became a Cardinal Archbishop (2) (Henry Edward Manning)

The Founding of Berkhamsted School

Hertfordshire Nine Hundred Years Ago (2)

The Hoddesdon Storu

Hertfordshire Puddingstone

Curious Names of Hertfordshire Inns

From Ancient Manor to Modern Research Station (Rothamsted)

Knebworth - The Story of our Village (Book Review)

The Icknield Way in Hertfordshire

St John's Well, Berkhamsted

A Hertfordshire Outpost (Waltham Cross)

Thomas Manning and Hertfordshire (Puckeridge & Redbourn, 19th C)

Hertfordshire's Mineral Springs




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