Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hertfordshire Countryside - Old and New

Hertfordshire Countryside was first published in 1946 and early copies of  were packed with local history articles. While I have a complete set of the early years I don't have an index. However posting the contents list on this site makes it easier for everyone to find relevant articles, and I have just posted details of the four issues published in 1949. There are often copies of early editions on sale on ebay, and many Hertfordshire Public Libraries have bound copies.

The magazine is still being published monthly and the picture is of the latest (February 2012) issue. The current magazine contains less historical material than the early issues but you may find the following articles of interest:

  • Bet Your Life - Ivan Broadhead looks at old wagers.
  • The Bricket Wood Tragedy - Nicholas Connell looks at the murder of the girl from Cawdells, Watford.
  • The Ghosts of Hertfordshire - Fanhams Hall - by Damien O'Dell
  • Forging Ahead - Wendy Turner explores Much Hadham
  • Essendon - Peter Etteridge visits 'The Hill with the ash trees'

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