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Leavesden Heritage Day: exploring and celebrating memories from the local area

22nd June 2016

Leavesden Heritage Day: exploring and celebrating memories from the local area

With summer approaching the Leisure Team at Three Rivers are getting ready to embrace the outdoors and explore local heritage as they host a free, family event!

Leavesden Heritage Day
Saturday 9th July, 11am – 3pm
Leavesden Country Park (North Side), off College Lane, Abbots Langley, WD5 0GU
Look out for us near YMCA, where parking is available.

20160615-124850.jpg‘Leavesden Heritage Day’, taking place at Leavesden Country Park aims to encourage residents from all over the district to visit the park and learn more about the local heritage, bringing history to life through sharing stories and celebrating memories in fun and exciting ways. Visitors can expect to:

  • Create artwork to take home and add memories to a living masterpiece, in our 'Family Trees' art installation.
  • Meet with local historians, discover their collections of ancient artefacts and learn more about the interesting history of Abbots Langley and Leavesden.
  • Be taken on a journey through time in our’ Living History’ walk, through the grounds of Leavesden Hospitals with actors in authentic costume.

Art activities and local history group tables can be visited at any point during the day, however the guided walk will commence at 2pm from the event location. Why not make a day of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy on our blanketed grass area?                                                                

The event is being been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, in partnership with Abbots Langley Local History Society, Leavesden Hospitals History Association and Leavesden Players.

Elaine Johnson, Community Arts Development Officer said, “It’s been a wonderful opportunity to work with some of our local history groups, whose knowledge and expertise on heritage and how to engage people with it, has proved invaluable. We are really looking forward to hosting a day full of creative and historical activities for the community, so come along to share your stories with us and be a part of history in the making!”

For more information visit www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/leavesden-heritage-day 

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