Seminar: Between town and country

at Zoom

Convenor: Julia Merrick

In the 1930s the North Orbital road (A405 and A404), intended to link Staines with Tilbury, was cut to the south of St Albans. In 1958 the M1 and its feeder from the Park Street roundabout were completed. The compulsory purchase of farm land for this purpose had little regard for the economic viability of
what remained but some diverse and imaginative business responses have appeared since. The seminar will look at these, taking us along narrow lanes lined with bluebells in spring and beside woods and waterways. Housing and schools absorbed St Julian’s farm on either side of Watling Street.

The seminar series will remain over Zoom for the foreseeable future. To allow ample opportunity for discussion following presentations, numbers will still be restricted to 25 so book early if the topic is of special interest. For members unable for any reason to attend, presenters are always willing to discuss the topic if you contact them after the event. Invitations to register will be sent via email a week before each seminar.

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