Rickmansworth Historical Society

Rickmansworth Historical Society For anyone interested in the story of Rickmansworth area

The Society was founded in 1954 by the well-known local man Godfrey Cornwall. Another founder was R.J. Walsh, whose many sketches and drawings of the town included the Market Hall, which we are delighted to use as our logo to this day.

Our interests embrace the history of the “old parish area” of Rickmansworth which includes Chorleywood, West Hyde, Mill End, Croxley Green, Loudwater, Batchworth and Eastbury as well as the town of Rickmansworth.

We publish the Rickmansworth Historical Review three times a year, and welcome articles on topics of both local and wider interest. Research into local (and not-so-local) topics is especially welcome, and our Research Officer is always ready to advise.

We meet at 8pm on the second Thursday of the month from September to June inclusive in the Cloisters Hall, The Cloisters, WD3 1HL, opposite St Joan of Arc School in Rickmansworth High Street, and we have a number of events during the year. We welcome visitors to our talks and meetings – the fee to visitors is £3, payable at the door, with no need to book!

For the Year of Culture 2020 we're making our talks and other events part of the Events Calendar. But we are also offering our members' services to schools, and indeed other educational establishments: some of us may be able to come in and work with a class on a local project with historical or oral history content. Contact us through our website to discuss how we can help.

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Cloisters Hall,
The Cloisters

Website: http://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/

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On-line talk: Lord Ebury&apos;s Railway / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-12-10T00:00:00Z">Thu 10 Dec 2020</span>On-line talk: Lord Ebury's Railway / Thu 10 Dec 2020

This would have been the Rickmansworth Week Lecture, cancelled from earlier in the summer and now to be delivered on line. Chris Hillier will recount the story of the short-lived railway opened in the 1860s that ran...

On line talk - Smoke, Steam and Soot / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-11-12T00:00:00Z">Thu 12 Nov 2020</span>On line talk - Smoke, Steam and Soot / Thu 12 Nov 2020

An on-line talk by David Burnell. David will recall,  by way of contemporary accounts, the building of the world’s first underground railway. The experience of travelling on the steam-powered underground was not with...

Online talk The parishioners of St Mary’s before the Reformation / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-10-08T00:00:00Z">Thu 08 Oct 2020</span>Online talk The parishioners of St Mary’s before the Reformation / Thu 08 Oct 2020

An on-line talk by our Chairman, Dr Heather Falvey. Just over 200 wills of Rickmansworth parishioners survive dating from 1417 to 1539. When put together the details that they contain provide glimpses of the medieval...