The Herts Memories Network
Websites for the people of Hertfordshire
The Herts Memories network of websites is a growing resource for discovering and sharing the history of Hertfordshire.
The network began as a Heritage Lottery funded project, led by staff from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies and was set up as a way of collecting and preserving the memories of local people. Hertfordshire libraries help by providing local expertise and meeting places. In particular, the network exists to store and share the stories of newer communities in the county, which have not been the subject of formal historical studies and were in danger of being lost from the historical record.
The Herts Memories network of websites
Herts Memories is the gateway site for a network of local and project websites throughout Hertfordshire. Currently, the other sites are:
Our Dacorum Photos, memories and historical research about Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Flamstead, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley, Markyate and Tring. This website has been developed in partnership with the Dacorum Heritage Trust.
Our Hatfield Photos memories and research about Hatfield old and new towns and the University of Hertfordshire.
Our Hertford and Ware Photos memories and research about Hertford and Ware. This website has been developed in conjunction with the Hertford and Ware U3A.
Our Oxhey Photos and memories about Carpender’s Park, Oxhey Hall, Oxhey Village and South Oxhey. This website has been developed in conjunction with South Oxhey Library.
Our Stevenage Photos, memories and research about Stevenage Old and New towns. This website has been developed with the help of staff from Stevenage Museum and Stevenage Library.
Our Welwyn Garden City Photos memories and research about Welwyn Garden City, Digswell and Welwyn village. This project has been developed with the help of Hertfordshire Library staff.
New websites in the network
Since the project began, new sites have joined the network:
Herts Past Policing Research, photos and memories about crime and policing in Hertfordshire through the ages. There is also an extensive section on the conservation of a set of rare police records. This website was extended and redeveloped as part of a joint project with Bishop’s Stortford Museum with funding from the Heritage Lottery , which was completed in July 2015.
Harpenden History Photos, memories and historical research about the people and places that make up Harpenden. this website has been developed by the Harpenden Local History Society.
Ashwell Museum The Ashwell Village Museum website wherein you will find all manner of wondrous curiosities relating to the village of Ashwell.
Out of Sight Out of Mind A record of the former mental hospitals around St Albans: Hill End, Napsbury, Cell Barnes, Harperbury, Leavesden and Shenley.
Searching across the network
All the websites can be searched from the main Herts Memories website by using the search box at the top right of the page.
Would your community like to be part of the network?
We are always happy to welcome new communities to the Herts Memories network. If you would like to find out more about setting up your own community archives website, please contact us. We are always pleased to help and welcome new groups.