Our Society was founded in 1996 and is run by a small group of people from the village. We share a passionate interest in our community, its people and how it has come to be the way it is. We also understand the importance of recording and maintaining stories, records and artefacts from the village and surrounding areas for the benefit of future generations.

We hold a regular calendar of well-attended talks and lectures in Sarratt Village Hall - meetings take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 for 8pm, with members attending free. Our Annual General Meeting takes place in January and we publish a programme of events every Spring.

We also arrange occasional ‘one-off’ walks of historical interest, and special exhibitions linked to specific historical anniversaries and commemorations.

A programme of events is published each Spring and sent to members. Membership is open to all and, as we research the history of local places and people, we encourage everyone to share their local knowledge with us.

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Our Next Meeting: Tuesday 21 March

Gardens/Gardening Through the Ages

Kate Harwood,
Conservation & Planning - Hertfordshire Gardens Trust

The great Roman writers on gardening were full of gardening tips such as averting hail by carrying a crocodile skin through your garden. Over the centuries gardening evolved from subsistence to market gardening and then pleasure gardening. The literature on how to garden is immense: from Palladius (quoted above) to Thomas Tusser's 500 points of good husbandry in 1573 to Mr Middleton, the great gardening broadcaster of WWII. This talk will look at what and how plants were grown in a very quick run through of the last 2000 years.

We are always looking for anyone who is interested in Local History to join the Committee of the society, please contact Sue Clark, Chair SLHS if you would like to come on board.

We hope to finalise our 2023 programme before the end of the year

Feel free to check in again for further details

Our Usual Meeting place: Sarratt Village Hall
Time: 7:30 for 8
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Membership is open to all. An annual fee of £10 per adult is payable upon joining, and is renewable at the following AGM. Members are entitled to attend SLHS meetings without charge; the entry fee for non-members is £3:50, payable at the door.

Please download and complete a Membership Form and send your payment to the Treasurer.

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