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 St Mary's Church Centre, Church Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1JB, 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!

View my website http://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/

My Location

St Mary's Church Centre

St Mary's Church
Church Street

Email: rick.hist.soc@btinternet.com
Website: http://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/

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My Events

Talk: The Grove of Watford and its owners  1500 - 1700 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-06-08T00:00:00Z">Thu 08 Jun 2023</span>Talk: The Grove of Watford and its owners 1500 - 1700 / Thu 08 Jun 2023

After the Society AGM, our chairman Dr Heather Falvey will trace and describe The Grove and some of its owners from medieval times to the start of the eighteenth century. Not so much archaeology, more social history...

Talk: Rickmansworth - Hertfordshire&apos;s industrial heartland? / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-05-11T00:00:00Z">Thu 11 May 2023</span>Talk: Rickmansworth - Hertfordshire's industrial heartland? / Thu 11 May 2023

Chris Hillier will tell us about "Rickmansworth - Hertfordshire's industrial heartland?" as he explores boat building, sand and gravel extraction and the leisure industry,mostly through the history of Walkers of Rickman...

Talk: The last coal to Croxley / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2023-04-13T00:00:00Z">Thu 13 Apr 2023</span>Talk: The last coal to Croxley / Thu 13 Apr 2023

Nicholas Hill will tell us the story behind the last coal deliveries (by canal boat) to Croxley Paper Mill in 1970. The late 1960s saw the decline of commercial canal carrying, partly because industries like Dickinson...

My Spaces

Three Rivers MuseumThree Rivers Museum

Three Rivers Museum of local history exists to tell the story of what it was like to live and work in what is now Three Rivers district. So we cover Croxley Green, Chorleywood, Heronsgate, Sarratt, South Oxhey, Carpender...