You’ll be pleased to hear that the Heritage Open Days for 2020 are not dead and will be running in a reduced form and format from 11-20 September. And remember, all tours are free.
The following require pre-booking:
- THE LOST WHARVES OF BERKHAMSTED: A guided tour of yesterday’s canal. Wednesday 16 September 10am
- PETER’S CHURCH AND THE COURT HOUSE: Learn more of the historical and the architectural features. Sunday 20 September 3pm
- REPTON’S ASHRIDGE: A guided tour of the gardens designed by Repton and others. Tuesday 15 September 2.15pm and Thursday 17 September 2.15pm
- A WALK INTO THE PAST: BERKHAMSTED PLACE, SUCCESSOR TO THE CASTLE: Tours on Saturday 12 September 2pm. Will also include a visit to the Medieval Great Barn.
- A RADICAL VILLAGE: THE BAPTISTS IN NORTHCHURCH: Tour Saturday 19 September 2pm
- A WALK BACK IN TIME: A GUIDED TOUR OF BERKHAMSTED’S HISTORIC CENTRE: Tours on Saturday 12 September 2pm and Thursday 17 September 10am
The following events are online and are available for the duration of the festival from 11-20 September. Access links are available from Jenny Sherwood. Contact details below:
- THE BATTLE OF BERKHAMSTED COMMON – THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE: How the common was saved from enclosure
- BERKHAMSTED FOUNDLING HOSPITAL – MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD: Two former Foundlings who spent their childhood years in the Foundling hospital in Berkhamsted have recorded their memories of their childhood as a tour of the school is not possible this year
- GET TO KNOW BERKHAMSTED CANAL – ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY: A range of activities relating to the canal from its creation in 1798 to the present day enable residents and visitors alike to learn its history and enjoy its nature