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The Kimpton History Group

 Founded November 2002









The Aims of the History Group

·         To provide a forum for discussion, research and sharing of information

·         To provide a means whereby interest and awareness can be raised in the richness and importance of our local heritage

·         To provide a central means of storing preserving and caring for village historical and contemporary material which can be accessible to the public

·         To encourage the recording of visual and oral images and memories through photography and taped interviews

·         To take appropriate care of such material given to the Group whether within the village or with the County Records Office


Our monthly talks: download the programme:  2018 - Luton's hats, Hitchin's museum, St Albans' Great War and more...


On the third Wednesday of each month we hold talks on local, county and national history. All visitors are extremely welcome to attend our evening meetings, for which we charge just £3 per visit. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided at no extra charge.


Kimpton History Group Committee


Juliet Morton                    Chairman

Liz Bembridge                 Secretary

Penny Pepper                 Treasurer

John Pollington                Archiving

June Cardy                      Committee Member

Jane Simpson                 Committee Member

Bob Malcolm                   Committee Member


To contact the Chairman of the History Group please use this link: Juliet Morton




The Annual Subscription has been held at £12.50 per person for 2018, payable at the January meeting.






Oral History recordings & transcriptions

Create History Archive & Website

Wren family & business

Kimpton shops & businesses

Kimpton Lion Brewery & Laundry

Kimpton Schools

Kimpton Windmill

The Tatty Fair

Kimpton Hoo & the Dacres

Blackmore End & the Baxendales

Tallents Farm

Kimpton Players

Kimpton Pubs & Breweries

Village names

Straw Plaiting in Kimpton

The Crescent Cottages

Kimpton Parish Magazines

Kimpton Allotments

Kimpton Village Trail

Survey of Memorials in the Churchyard

Kimpton Life from the 1841 – 1901 censuses



Kimpton 1911 – 1920, including the Great War

Improvements to the History Group website

Kimpton Heritage Trail update

Plaques to historic buildings in the village


The thatched cottage at the corner of

Claggy Road, Kimpton, c1910



Peters Green, from an early 20th century

OS map attached to the sale brochure for

Hyde House in neighbouring East Hyde

Queenie George FMS Hospital.jpg

Queenie George from Kimpton Hall Farm,

as a nurse at the First World War

FMS Hospital sited at the Baxendales’

Blackmore End house


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