Local History and Heritage
Several historical people have lived or worked in the district, including William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania and the paper mill owner, John Dickinson.
Historical buildings in the district include Moor Park Mansion and Basing House, the home of the Three Rivers Museum.
There are a variety of small towns and villages located within the district, offering the choice between rural countryside and urban residential and business areas.
*** Picture of South Oxhey in the 1960s
Local history groups
Abbots Langley Local History Society
Main activities include illustrated winter lectures, usually on the last Monday of each month. See http://www.allhs.org.uk/ for more details.
Kings Langley Local History and Museum Society
Holds monthly public meetings on a range of topics. See www.kingslangley.org.uk for more details.
The Leavesden Hospital History Association
The Leavesden Hospital History Association (LHHA) was started in 2010 for the purpose of preserving the history, memorabilia and memories of the staff and patients who worked and lived at Leavesden Hospital (1870-1994) St. Pancras Orphanage (1870-1932) and the Canadian Hospital (1939-1947). See http://www.leavesdenhospital.org/ for more details.
Rickmansworth Historical Society
Covers prehistory to recent history. Talks and lectures are held about the area and more general topics. Meetings held the second Thursday of the month. See https://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/ for more details.
Sarratt Local History Society
At least five meetings a year plus open evenings, special events and trips to places of historic interest. See http://sarrattvillage.co.uk/ for more details.
South West Herts Archaeological and Historical Society
Lectures held from October to April with occasional excursions during the summer. See http://www.swharch.org.uk/?i=1 for more details.