Lecture: 'Hugh Myddleton and the New River'

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, AL1 3XG

Speaker: Helen Gibson.

The New River is a source of fresh water for London built in the early 17th century from Hertfordshire to Islington.  Its organisation was accomplished by Hugh Myddelton and it is still in use today. The route has left many historic traces from Ware to London including the New River Path delineated recently by Thames Water.

Helen is a retired teacher and council member of the East Herts Archaeological Society, a position she took up in 2006 following the sudden death of her husband Adrian Gibson.  Helen had previously assisted him since 1956 when he was the excavator responsible for discovering Swanscombe Man (now thought to be a woman).

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