Items about history.

Our latest book: Industrial Letchworth

The (then) Letchworth Local History Group’s exhibition in October 2015 titled Letchworth – England’s first new industrial town? aimed to highlight Letchworth as, primarily, an industrial experiment. The Group’s first project was a study of the 1911 Census data for the town; we envisage building on this when the 1921 data becomes available, as it will offer a fascinating picture of the first 18 years of Letchworth. 

Exhibition: Letchworth Industry 1905 to 1920

In October 2015 the Letchworth Local History Group mounted a highly successful exhibition in the Letchworth Heritage's Community Area in the Arcade showing the range of early industries in Letchworth Garden City and emphasising the fact that the principal aim of the Garden City was to attract INDUSTRY and provide a much better living environment for its workers than the often miserable conditions in the great industrial cities.


Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 7:00pm

More details to follow

An Evening with Romy Gill

Tuesday, 9 August 2022 - 7:00pm

An evening with Indian food writer and chef, Romy Gill on the Himalayan Trail at David's Bookshop, 12-14 Eastcheap, Letchworth.

Tickets are £7. If you wish to attend, please book in advance online at davids-bookshop.co.uk and confirm attendance to group contact

We have more in common

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 7:00pm

The topic for this meeting will be an informal discussion on the different religions in Asia. Attendees to talk for a few minutes each on their faith/traditions/culture and discuss things we have in common.

Bring any pictures, artefacts, religious symbols to share if you wish.

How you look at a house from an architect’s viewpoint

Monday, 11 July 2022 - 7:30pm

How you look at a house from an architect’s viewpoint

A talk and discussion led by Adam Grant, a Letchworth architect who specialises in historic and listed buildings.

Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South SG6 1NX

Open to all: LALG members £3, non-members £4.


Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 7:30pm

The Underwood Room Mrs Howard Memorial Hall Norton Way South, SG6 1NX

Discussion on the way forward for the group, speakers etc. We also have about 40 books on military subjects for anyone to choose for a small donation to the group's funds; plus a large pile of Osprey books.

For this month only the charge is £1 towards room hire.

The Director's Talk with Abid Khan 

South Asia and Beyond group will be hosting The Director's Talk with Abid Khan (director of award winning film Granada Nights). He will share an insight to his work as a director and releasing a film during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more...

Chaucer by Peter Akroyd

Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 7:30pm

Broadway Hotel Bar
Topic: Chaucer by Peter Akroyd in the Brief Lives series.
Geoffrey Chaucer (d. 1400) served with Edward III and became a courtier thanks to the patronage of John of Gaunt, and is regarded as the Father of English Poetry.

All welcome.

We will not be meeting in August.

Mental Health & Wellbeing since 2020

If you are interested and can make it, we'd love to see you in the Brunt room at the Settlement for a talk on Approaches to Mental Health and Wellbeing by Sandra Blacker of the Stand-by-me Bereavement Service. 
Details are available from Mandy (07515 823735; europeandbeyond@lalg.org.uk).
LALG members £3, non-members £4, everyone is welcome.

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