The next Herts Family History Society meeting is at Woolmer Green on 25th January. Jon Mein will be talking on Military Tribunals in Hertfordshire (appeals of men against conscription 1916–1918).
"Digital images of the photographs of E. Stanley Kent are to be shown alongside sketches drawn by Holmes Winter, an artist who knew the illustrator F.G. Kitton. Both were capturing scenes in St Albans around 1900, a time marked by significant increases both in population and commerce. Stanley Kent shows St Albans through the eyes of a photographer noting existing and newly-built buildings whilst Holmes Winter’s sketches are drawn of what he believed to be the “last of old St Albans”.
For those of you who like attending big exhibitions and collecting a bag full of leaflets you will "read sometime" don't forget Who do you think you are? is on 20th-22nd February.
I was very interested to see that one of the volumes of the 1840s Children's Employment Commission is available online. While it does not include any information on Hertfordshire it makes interesting reading - with interviews of children employed in the sweat shops of the early industrial revolution. The following is one of the interviews.