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Record of Places Visited

Here is a list of the places we have visited 




New St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

April 2016


Thu, 29/07/2021 - 2:30pm

We plan to start our 2021 programme with a visit to St Mary Magdalene and the deserted medieval village of Caldecote (near Ashwell).  Details will be published at the end of May.

This non-religious group visits places of worship to learn about their architecture, monuments and history, and about the people who have been associated with them over the centuries.

Fairfield Park Tours

The walking tour of Fairfield Park and its history will resume later in the year when life returns to normal and we can include greater numbers for each tour.
As we have a considerable waiting list these tours will be limited to LALG members only.

Group Contact:
William Armitage 01462 643537

Post-Christmas Walk

Walk off the excesses of Christmas with a 6.8-mile circular walk from Pirton to Holwell and Ickleford. The starting point is Pirton Great Green (the green outside the Motte and Bailey pub) at 10am. We will stop for a short coffee break halfway round so you may like to bring a flask. We hope those who wish to do so will be able to enjoy a drink in the pub at the end of the walk.

Not knowing what the current government restrictions will be, could those intending to join the walk please email Sheila George, by Wednesday 23 December.

Circular walk via Fairfield, Arlesey and Ickleford

A circular walk from Letchworth via Fairfield, Arlesey and Ickleford.

Starting at Letchworth Station at 10am and returning about 3pm.

Bring your own food and drink.

We will observe social distancing rules so please book by emailing:

FREE Author Talk via Zoom

Jodi Taylor, author of the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series, is the next speaker in our programme of free online events. The thriller-writer will talk about her disaster-prone historians, who investigate major historical events in contemporary time, on Wednesday, 4 November at 2:30pm.

Details of our series of free weekly online events are now available; the programme is varied so there is something for everyone. 

Fairfield Park Tour

Repeats every day until Tue Oct 13 2020.

Two tours:
      Monday 12 October
      Tuesday 13 October

Learn about the history of Fairfield Park, the former Three Counties Asylum.

A circular walk of about 5 miles leaving from Letchworth Station at 9.30am or join the walk outside the Fairfield Tesco at 11am.

Tour leader will be Fairfield resident and LALG member, Geoff Smith.

Priority will be given to those who have declared an interest, and the order in which that interest was registered. William will be contacting these people.

If the tour has to be postponed for reasons beyond our control, then it will take place at a later date.

Booking with William via email only. Please state if walking from Letchworth or meeting at Fairfield and please leave your phone number.

Open to LALG members only.

This tour is subject to government social distancing rules.

William Armitage

Stop Press!

Following the Governments latest guidance on the Covid-19 Spring Plan we are starting to cautiously get ready to open up some of our activities, whilst also continuing with our online events and group meetings.

Here is some information about the Covid-19 Spring Plan and how it will affect us all going forward.

Places we have visited

Here is a list of the places we have visited:




New St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

April 2016

Holy Saviour, Hitchin - POSTPONED

This visit has been postponed due to the current Covid position.  Everyone who has already paid will be contacted. The visit will be rearranged next year. 

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and hopefully visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station.

Booking details will be given at the end of August. Everyone who booked a place on April’s cancelled visit will be contacted during August. 

There is plenty of room in the Church so we can maintain social distancing.


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