Welcome to the Little Gaddesden website hosted by the Rural Heritage Society
Its purpose is to inform, entertain and possibly even amuse on topics pertaining to Little Gaddesden and the surrounding villages. Use the buttons on the left to browse through the site. You will find useful society contacts, telephone and e-mail addresses on the information page, a strong plug for the RHS book - "A Century Remembered", how you can acquire the new footpath map, news of impending walks and reports on past ones, warnings about some of the daft things our planners threaten us with, copies of parish newsletters and a host of other topics related to our environment.
Your comments are always welcome, please feel free to contact us by clicking the appropriate button.
"A CENTURY REMEMBERED"
The book about every aspect of life in Little Gaddesden during the twentieth century.
A must for every home in the village.
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Currently selling for £65 on internet booksellers.
Buy it new direct from the publisher at the reduced price of only £10
our new publication
click here to find out how to get your copy
Another new book
The Rural Heritage Society intends to publish another book about the history of Little Gaddesden covering it's development in times before the first World War. It will be edited by Roger Bolton. Whist we already hold a large amount of material in our archives we need the support of the present residents to provide access to historical documents and artifacts to complete the picture. Click here for a PDF describing our proposed "Archive Day" and for details of how you can help.
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.
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY MARKET -
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