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The Rural Heritage Society AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 July 2022 in the Village Hall. After a short formal AGM, we are pleased to welcome as our speaker
Zora Tyrone, the Head Gardener at Ashridge House
who will be giving a talk on "Ashridge House Gardens - Recent changes and plans for the future".
All members and potential members are welcome. Wine and nibbles will be served.
Another new book
The Rural Heritage Society is delighted to announce the publication of a further book about another aspect of the history of Little Gaddesden
TWO HOUSES by Frances Kerner
Family, property and landscape in Little Gaddesden c.1600 - 1800
Frances Kerner is an authority on our locality. Her book describes the history of the village between about 1600 and 1820 through the story of two houses on the village green and of their inhabitants, families and neighbours – going back to a time before Little Gaddesden had become an Estate village and when many villagers had moved here from London and often “commuted”, albeit less frequently and more slowly than their modern counterparts. And how many of us knew that the US Vice-President who shot and mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton had visited the village on his European travels?
Copies of the book are available for only £10 from any member of the RHS committee.
Grey's map of the Ashridge estate produced for the Earl of Bridgewater in 1762
The RHS can produce reproductions of this map individually to order in a variety of formats and sizes. It includes the whole of the village of Little Gaddesden.
For purchasing details click here.
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