Kimpton History Group

Programme - Our 2013 programme of talks covers:

The Civil War

Ladies’ underwear in Letchworth (Spirella)

The River Lea

Wartime at the Air Ministry, Hughenden


And more..

Current projects


Contact: Juliet Morton

The group was formed in October 2002 and holds regular meetings in the Memorial Hall.

So far we have held several exhibitions in Church House, during the 2003 - 2011 May Festivals - these were very well attended and produced a huge amount of interest.

We have managed to create a map showing all the shops and businesses which existed in the middle of last century, based on the memories of some of the villagers who lived here at the time. This will be updated/amended when we gradually obtain more information. Please contact Juliet if you would like to see our map or can give us any information. We would like to know where businesses were located, but are particularly interested in people's memories of the characters who owned them.

Many of us are working on our own projects - these will be on-going and any information, photographs, anecdotes etc relating to them would be very much appreciated. Please contact the web-site email if you have any such information. The projects are listed below:

Aims of the 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

Annual Subscriptions (due January 1st)

Individual £10

Visitors welcome (charge at the door)

Some Current Local History Projects

Have you any information that might add to one of the projects below? Have you a project of your own we could include in the next newsletter?

Juliet Morton Chairman
Mike Gouldsborough Secretary
Keith Haynes Treasurer
John Pollington Member and archiving
Penny Pepper Member
Liz Bembridge
June Cardy
Tony Newton
Rita Swan

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