SAHAAS Displays on the forthcoming Heritage Open Days

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September, 2013

By Jonathan Mein

Many members of the Society will be busy over the weekend mounting three exhibitions, two in the North Transept of the Abbey and one in the Clock Tower. Please do come along and see what we have put together.
Exhibitions in the AbbeyVenue: North Transept in the AbbeyTimes: Saturday 14th September 10.00 – 15.30 and Sunday 15th September 13.00 – 17.00
A View of St Albans during the First World WarThere are two parts to the display put together by the Society's First World Home Front Research Group. At its heart is a selection of photographs from our collection of around 700 images of city life during the war years. Secondly, through the local press, we will be encouraging people with letters, photos and ephemera relating to their families who lived in the city and surrounding areas at the time to bring these along to the Abbey for evaluation by expert members of our group. We also expect to launch two new publications at the exhibition but more of this anon.
To see recently-published short articles by members of the research group click here.
For more information about our project click here.
Traffic and Transport in the 1700s and 1800sCurated by the Society's Library team, we have developed a rolling slide show charting the story of transport in St Albans in the 18th & 19th centuries. We will explore three themes, namely the introduction and later decline of the local turnpike trusts, the promised St Albans Canal and finally the tardy development of railways in the town. Of particular interest are copies of plans showing extensions of the ‘Abbey Flyer’ line through what is now Verulamium Park with termini at St Michaels and Fishpool Street.
For more information about the Society's Library click here.
Display in the Clock TowerImages of the Clock TowerWe will be displaying a small collection of images of the tower from our collection including a recently acquired set showing views of the city from the top of the tower taken late in 1914. This will be available during normal opening hours, 10.30 to 17.00.

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