‘A Day to Remember’ : Share memories of Her Majesty the Queen for Platinum Jubilee exhibition and archive

A Day to Remember
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Cakes ready for memories event
Cakes ready for Platinum Jubilee
Display of document's concerning Queen Elizabeth II

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 DismoreTickets 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 hals.enquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk

This page was added on 06/05/2022.

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