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LLHG Publications

Lemsford Local History Group has produced 4 publications and a Historc Map which are on sale to the public. The A5 booklets ranging in price from £2-00 to £2-50, & £1 for the Map help to finance our group to continue our work.

2. Jeremy’s walk through Cromer Hyde. Price £2.00

Jeremy Summers was born in Welwyn Garden City and moved to Cromer Hyde in 1986. He was Chairman of Lemsford Local History Group from 2002 to 2007 and led the members on a walk through Cromer Hyde on Saturday, January 3 2003. This booklet describes that walk. Starting at the Crooked Chimney in Lower Cromer Hyde, follow the walk through middle Cromer Hyde to Upper Cromer Hyde, and find out the history of the area.

3. Lemsford Village History. Some notes about the Village pubs, past and present.Price £2.50.

This publication written by S.F. Borrie with help from Lemsford Local History Group, records all the pubs in the Lemsford area past and present. Learn the history of the pubs we know, The Crooked Chimney, The Long Arm and Short Arm, The Sun, The Wagon & Horses, Bull(now the East) Waggoners and Red Lion. You will also learn of the pubs that no longer exist, The Lamb, Roebuck , The Angel and The Horse and Jockey. This booklet is a great read to enjoy over a pint.

4. St John the Evangelist, Lemsford Memorial Inscriptions.Price £2.50

The memorial records of St John the Evangelist church of Lemsford transcribed by Mary de Soyres and Barbara Taylor, with illustration by Merle Hards This booklet could provide you with a record of your families memorial at St Johns. The index will help you find your ancestors from the Airey's to the Young's. If you have relatives you are looking for in the parish of Lemsford and believe they are buried in the Lemsford churchyard, this booklet will provide you with confirmation as well as the inscription. Includes a plan of the church and graveyard and a list of service men and women on the war memorial.

3. Lemsford Parish Historic Map.Price £1.

Lemsford Local History Group Have produced a Historical Map of the parish of Lemsford. Full colour, double sided and full of interesting facts about Lemsford parish , past and present.

To purchase the booklet of your choice please Email with your order. If you are in or around the village we will deliver to you free of charge. Further a field we will send it by post, adding 70p to the cost of the book for Postage and packaging for all orders in the U.K. Mainland. Overseas postage charges calculated on request.

The Families of Lemsford

  1. The Cochrane Family

    A leading Member of our History group Shirley Knapp has researched her family the Cochranes. She has provide images , articles and many wonderful memories

    1. The Tully Family

      The Tully family are a special interest to one of our leading member Doreen Wright. The find out her interest, read her article on William Henry Gardiner.

    2. The Eagle Family

      Bob Eagles a regular member of the group has produced many memories of the Eagle family. He has produce images and family trees that we have open to the public via our website.

      1. The Bunnage Family

        Dr Julie Moore from Hertfordshire University who enjoys our meetings and has helped the group to understand the input the university in the local community with her website, Herts Memories. She has connections with the Bunnages via her husband.

  2. The Wren Family

    The Wren's - The Wren’s of Lemsford go back to 1851 according our records. The family always flock to our display at the fete and have provided us with images and memories. During our research for WW1 we uncovered the contribution to the war effort.:

  3. The Brown Family

    A good friend of the group Jack Brown sent us his memories of his grandfather ‘ The Victorian Gamekeeper’ A member of the group who designs websites built a site to record all of his article about his uncle Ernie Brown landlord of the Chequers (The Crooked Chimney) and life in Cromer Hyde. The site is called H.J.Browm Memories of Cromer Hyde

  4. The Flitney Family

    The first Flitney recorded in our Archives is Daniel aged 35 in the 1840 Census. He had a wife, Sarah (30) and sons George & Joseph. One of the established families who made the Parish of Lemsford so special.

Areas That Make Up lemsford Parish