Tring People Making History

Tring Living Magazine Portraits of a Town

Last year we all worked together to produce Tring People: Portraits of a Town. You may have heard by now that Adam Hollier has plans to head down the road to Berkhamsted next!

Tring & District Local History Society are particularly interested in the Tring book and have approached Adam to ask if you would like to pen a few words or add a photograph or two to your portrait page. They have pointed out that these notes will add to a valuable story of our town, both now and in the future.

Note from Shelley and Richard from the Society

Adam Hollier created this wonderful book with your help. Such diversity of faces, ages, looks and dress! The Tring & District Local History Society would like to amplify this with a few words from as many people as wish to write anything from a few lines to as many pages as they wish. A few people have already done this.

What you write we will store and may be used in articles or research. It can be witty, serious, a few lines or more, and if you like, accompanied by a photograph or two.

Future historians will want to know more than just what Tring people looked like. We call this Contemporary Curating. For example, last year we photographed Heygates Mill and, with Tring Camera Club, the shopkeepers of Tring. We asked them:

  • What they did/where they worked
  • What their interests were
  • How they spend their time
  • Where they came from
  • What family connections
  • How they came to be in Tring
  • What changes they have witnessed, etc

These are just some of the things you might want to write about. Please ensure you include:


Send your information to:

Thank you for considering joining this next step about Tring People. As a thank you, we will invite you to a get together of you and your families, once we have collected lots of information.

Shelley Savage and Richard Tregoning, Committee Members, Tring & District Local History Society

Visit the Museum

They are also recommending you pop into their museum at The Market Place, Brook Street, Tring, HP23 5ED to sign beside your name in the sample book they hold. They are open 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays.