Lecture: The Unique Street Memorials of the Abbey Parish

at Zoom

Lecturers: Dr Tony Berk and Ann Dean

St Albans has ten street memorials which remember those lost in the Great War from the Abbey parish. These memorials are unique in that they remember the dead from the very streets where these plaques are situated. This talk introduces the memorials, speaks of some of the men lost and their personal details as well as describing the environment in St Albans at the time and on the battlefields where these men fought in the War to End all Wars.

Ann Dean came to St Albans in 1965. Always interested in history, she and her late husband David joined SAHAAS in the 1970s. She has been a council member of both the Society and the Herts Association for Local History.  She is honorary archivist of St Michael’s Church and has been a City of St Albans Blue Badge Tour Guide for the last 25 years.

Dr Tony Berk originally trained as a mathematician and engineer, receiving a PhD in maths and theoretical physics in the 70s. He worked as a lecturer, electronic engineer, technical writer, author and is currently in business developing residential property. His interest in history started at an early age and in 2018 he trained as a Green Badge Tour Guide in St Albans. He currently serves on various committees for both the tour guides and SAHAAS.

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