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WELCOME to the website for The Hemel Hempstead Local History & Museum Society.  We are a friendly group of people who are all interested in the local history of the area, and look forward to the day when Hemel can have its own local museum.


We welcome all ages from youngsters still at school & college (we have special membership rates for students), to those at the other end of life’s scale.  All that is needed is an interest in our local history – our heritage.


Membership varies from those who have undertaken detailed research into various aspects of our local history, to  others who are simply interested in the past, and in particular in our own area.  Several of our members have published books on aspects of our local history, whereas others are content to read the fruits of their studies.


The society has one of the largest specialist lending libraries of books in Hertfordshire, covering all aspects of the history & archaeology of this part of the county and also further afield. Books are free on loan to members.


We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month, (excepting August & December) at the Carey Baptist Church Hall, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.  Each month we welcome a speaker.  Topics covered are varied and the talk is usually accompanied by slides or other illustrative material.  Sometimes the speaker will bring along a small selection of documentation or ephemera to share with us.




Mike Stanyon giving a talk on Dickinson’s Transportation, June 23rd 2009





‘The Sun Shines on the Righteous’ St Mary’s, H.H.- February 2005 - by Barbara Chapman of Leverstock Green  - This image received a HIGHLY COMMENDED in the society’s 2007  photo competition.