Abbots Langley Local History Society <body><!--msnavigation--><table dir="ltr" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tr><!--msnavigation--><td valign="top"> <p>Welcome to the Abbots Langley Local History Society.&nbsp; Abbots Langley is a village in Hertfordshire, England, situated between Watford and Hemel Hempstead, and close to St Albans.&nbsp; The Society was formed in 1994 and our Internet presence was made in February 2000.&nbsp; These pages give an insight into the functions of the Society and we would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in Abbots Langley's history.</p> <p>The Abbots Langley Local History Society was founded in 1994 as the result of an initiative by the late Dennis Hubbard and the Parish Council.&nbsp; Its objectives are to encourage interest in the recent and distant past history of the area, particularly the landscape, buildings and, of course, the people.&nbsp; Members are encouraged to undertake individual research projects, and to record history as it is being made now by photographing and writing about significant events.</p> <p>The name of Abbots Langley derives from 1045 when, it is recorded, a Saxon, Ethelwine the Black and his wife Wynfelda, gave &#145;Langelei&#146; (denoting a long meadow or long lea) to the Abbot and the monks of the monastery of St Albans, who for several hundred years played an important part in the affairs of Abbots Langley. </p> <p align="center"><strong>This site uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them and we suggest you upgrade.</strong> <!--msnavigation--></td></tr><!--msnavigation--></table><!--msnavigation--><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tr><td> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" style="font-size: small"> </p> <div align="center"> <center> <table border="0"> <tr> <td width="50%" align="center"> <p align="center"> <font color="#000080"><small> <em>Copyright © Abbots Langley Local History Society, 2000-2018 E-mail: <a href=""></a></em></small></font></p> </td> </tr> </table> </center></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td></tr><!--msnavigation--></table></body>