‘A Day to Remember’ : Share memories of Her Majesty the Queen for Platinum Jubilee exhibition and archive
As part of Hertfordshire County Council’s continued Jubilee celebrations, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies held a drop-in event, A Day to Remember, on Friday 20 May
Visitors had an opportunity to view original documents relating to Her Majesty the Queen, including a letter from HRH Princess Elizabeth to Hertfordshire resident Lady Desborough, as well as other examples of royal correspondence, photos and documents. There was also be a chance to add to this historic archive by sharing memories of previous jubilee celebrations and royal visits over tea and cake, in true regal style.
The documents will be used by HALS for an exhibition that will be on display at Hertford Castle on the 2 June, during the weekend of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This will return to HALS before being rolled out to other venues throughout the county.
Jubilee Memories events in Libraries
HALS will also be supporting other Memories events taking place around the county in partnership with libraries.
Join your local library for a morning of nostalgia to celebrate The Queen’s connection to Hertfordshire. A chance to explore and share photographs and memories of previous Jubilee celebrations. All sessions are free with donations welcome:
Ware Library: Friday 13 May, 10.30am-12.30pm
Welwyn Garden City Library: Tuesday 17 May, 10.00am-12.00pm
Croxley Green Library: Wednesday 25 May, 10.00am-12.00pm
Baldock Library: Monday 6 June, 10.30am-12.00pm
Join in with a Jubilee Tea and Chat at: Stevenage Library: Monday 30 May, 10.30am-12.00pm
Wednesday 1st June, Watford Library:
A celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across Watford and North Watford Libraries with activities for all ages. Free event, donations welcome
Jubilee Author Events
Baldock Library: Wednesday 1 June, 7.00pm – Princess: The Early Life of Queen Elizabeth II with Jane Dismore. Learn more about Her Majesty The Queen’s younger days with local author and royal expert, Jane Dismore. Tickets will be available in the library and online
Ware Library: Wednesday 1 June, 7.00pm-9.00pm – The Royal Family and Ware with local historian, David Perman. An opportunity to learning more about Ware’s historical relationship with Royalty through the ages. Tickets will be available in the library and online at a charge of £5
Jubilee Celebrations for all ages
Rickmansworth Library: Tuesday 31 May, 2:30-4:30pm– a drop-in activity with refreshments and cupcake decoration, donations welcomed
Letchworth Library: Saturday 7th Library, 10.00am-4.00 – join in with Jubilee plant pot painting and enjoy nearby Big Jubilee Lunch, donations welcomed
To share your memories online, visit the Herts Memories site at: https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/category/herts-history/topics/jubilees-and-coronations. You can also get involved on social media using hashtag #HertsJubilee
If any residents or local societies would like to get involved with oral history recording or reminiscence activities, please get in touch with Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies team via email@example.com