Tring & District Local History Society
Speaker Programme for 2021/22
Covid Safety Procedures for Meetings
(Wearing of masks)

Click here to see our Covid policy regarding speaker evenings.
Six times a year, on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm, Members are treated to an hour’s talk on an aspect of local history.  These are informal gatherings, and are usually accompanied by a slide show to illustrate the Talk.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 7:30 pm and there is an opportunity to look at any materials brought by the Speaker more closely.

The venue will be the High Street Baptist Church. The main Tring car parks are close.

Visitors will be welcome on donation of £4 per meeting.

18 May 2022
Annual General Meeting
The Art of the Auctioneer
Stephen Hearn

Stephen Hearn runs the popular and successful Tring Market Auctions, which are located on part of the former Tring Livestock Market off Brook Street. He is also a Tring Town councillor and a former Mayor of Tring. The salesrooms are nationally known and the television programmes, Cash in the Attic and Flog It, are regular visitors. Stephen will give a light hearted account of the work of salesrooms and of his early days in the livestock market.
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20 July 2022
The History of College Lake
Ken Thompson

College Lake is now a BBOWT nature reserve and environmental education centre in Bulbourne near Tring. To many the reserve is a large hole in the ground, a beautiful place to walk, a haven for wildlife; but look around at the landscape and you will see more. Every bump and dip might have a story to tell. With a keen eye and the aid of historic maps an interesting past is revealed.
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21 Sept 2022
Ashridge House
(speaker to be confirmed in August)

With 700 years of fascinating history, there’s a palpable sense of heritage at the heart of Ashridge House. Originally a monastery, it became a royal residence for both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It has been a private house for long periods, as well as a military hospital during both World Wars. It has also been a ladies’ finishing school and is now, of course, a world-class venue steeped in wonderful history.
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16 Nov 2022
Beacons of the Past; the Chiltern Hill Forts Project -  Part 2
Dr Wendy Morrison

Following on from her excellent talk last year,  Dr Wendy Morris will be returning to give us the results of this 4 year project.
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18 Jan 2023
Kodak and its impact on Tring
Ernesto Jaconelli

Having retired from Kodak after many years, Ernesto will be giving us an insight of what it was like working for the photography corporation Kodak. The company had a large presence in Hemel Hempstead since they moved into the large Kodak Tower building in 1971 and became the market leader in photographic products.
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15 Mar 2023
Ford End Watermill
Chris Tugby

Come along and hear Chris Tugby, the Mill Manager, tell us all about this little mill which was recorded in 1616 but is certainly very much older. It was in use until 1963.  It was restored by volunteers, and is now maintained and run by Ford End Watermill Society, it is the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery.
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17 May  2023
AGM
A talk on our Museum and its objects
Ernesto Jaconelli
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All  meetings will be held at 8 pm at the
High Street Baptist Church, Tring.
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Anne Gould & Gillian Simpson
Programme Secretaries
Tring & District Local History & Museum Society