Abbots Langley Local History Society

Archive Exhibition 2024

Saturday 13th July 2024 10:00am - 3:30pm

Methodist Hall, Langley Road, WD5 0EJ

Admission is free


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Abbots Langley Local History Society and the 75th anniversary of the Hertfordshire Association for Local History.
Exhibits will include old maps, vintage photographs, books, displays of local history projects and guest displays.


Exhibits will include:

  • The Abbots Langley Time Line
    Listing all the significant events since 1045.

  • The Large Map
    Always popular, the large 1:2500 scale "County Series" first edition OS linen map produced 1873-1881 will be unrolled.

  • Photos Old and Modern
    Lots of interesting old (and not so old) photographs to browse through.

  • Many Publications (some for sale) including:

    • The Journal - current and back copies
    • A Concise History of Abbots Langley - A Collection of essays and talks by Clive Clark, a founding member of ALLHS
    • Reminiscences - Three volumes of the reminiscences of local people of Abbots Langley, Bedmond and the surrounding area.
    • Palace Lives - Recently published book by Michael Long, Member of the Kings Kings Langley Local History & Museum Society. The extraordinary tale of the medieval Royal Palace at Kings Langley that once stood at the top of Langley Hill, together with all the drama, intrigue, and key individual historic characters involved.

  • Butchers Bakers & Undertakers
    Butchers Bakers & Undertakers, The Abbots Langley High Street. Telling the story of the High Street Past and Present, its buildings, its owners, its occupants.

  • Back to the Front
    Roger Yapp will be representing the Back to the Front Project and introducing his second book which includes the stories of over 600 men and women from Leavesden, Langleybury and Hunton Bridge during WW1. He will be inviting visitors to pre-order their copy.

and much more...


Guest exhibitors will include:

  • Hertfordshire Association for Local History
  • Abbots Langley Library
  • St Lawrence Parish Church
  • Bedmond Village Local History
  • The Three Rivers Museum of Local History


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