Current Talks and Events Programme (Museum Friends)

Forthcoming events organised by the Friends of Welwyn Hatfield Museums - all are welcome, please come along.

Talks are no longer taking place in the Seminar Room at Mill Green. Unless otherwise stated all talks will take place at The Cockaigne, 69 The Ryde, Hatfield, AL9 5DN.

Doors open at 7.30 for 8pm, (evening talks) or 2.00 for 2.30pm (afternoon talks) with hot drinks and biscuits provided.

Friends' admission to talks is £4, non-members £6. Payment should be made at the door on the day of the talk, when future talks may also be booked. There may be other booking arrangements for other events.

Monday 19 February 2018 for 2.30pm - Elizabeth Hamilton

Talk by Elizabeth Hamilton entitled 'Around the County in 90 Hours'. Our speaker is a past chairman of the Hertfordshire branch of the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) who walked the 194-mile Hertfordshire Way to get to know her county better and raise awareness of countryside which is under threat in many places. She will tell us about her experiences in walking the Hertfordshire Way

Wednesday 21 March 2018 7.30 for 8.00pm  -  Paul Langston

Talk by Paul Langston entitled 'A Stained Glass Journey Along Latitude 52 Degrees North'. Paul will take his audience on a tour of stained glass to be found close to 52 degrees north, including several examples in Hertfordshire. He will concentrate on historic and artistic aspects of stained glass, giving a flavour of the great variety to be seen, particularly in our churches.

Wednesday 11 April - 7.30 for 8.00pm - Robert Somerville

Talk by Robert Somerville entitled 'Thrift Cottage - an eco-house and an eco-life'. During his talk Robert will describe the planning and building challenges involved, together with how to turn an arable field into a productive nature haven. The talk also includes a film showing how a traditional farm barn was built.

Wednesday 20 June - 7.30 for 8.00pm - Brian Lawrence

Talk by local historian Brian Lawrence entitled "The Old Hatfield Heritage Trail". Brian was born and raised in Hatfield and has maintained a lifelong interest in his home town. He was also a member of the working party responsible for the formation of the Friends of Welwyn Hatfield Museums. He will speak to the Friends about the Heritage Trail he has devised around Old Hatfield.

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