Christine Aitken has written this history of a community, a world renowned horse breeding establishment and a rural way of life avidly followed by the country-loving generations of Childwickbury residents since the early 1800s.
Based on a wide variety of sources this book charts a time when the public house was at the heart of everyday rural life in England. It also paints a vivid picture of life in Wheathampstead in the 19th century.
Kate Bretherton has written the fascinating story of the wonderful trees of St Albans and its surrounding towns, villages and countryside. There are lovely photographs and 244 pages of text with chapters on trees with historical connections, our favourite trees, parks and churchyards, and tree management.