Rickmansworth Historical Society

Rickmansworth Historical Society For anyone interested in the story of Rickmansworth area

The Society was founded in 1954 by the well-known local man Godfrey Cornwall. Another founder was R.J. Walsh, whose many sketches and drawings of the town included the Market Hall, which we are delighted to use as our logo to this day.

Our interests embrace the history of the “old parish area” of Rickmansworth which includes Chorleywood, West Hyde, Mill End, Croxley Green, Loudwater, Batchworth and Eastbury as well as the town of Rickmansworth.

We publish the Rickmansworth Historical Review three times a year, and welcome articles on topics of both local and wider interest. Research into local (and not-so-local) topics is especially welcome, and our Research Officer is always ready to advise.

We meet at 8pm on the second Thursday of the month from September to June inclusive in the Cloisters Hall, The Cloisters, WD3 1HL, opposite St Joan of Arc School in Rickmansworth High Street, and we have a number of events during the year. We welcome visitors to our talks and meetings – the fee to visitors is £3, payable at the door, with no need to book!

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Rickmansworth

Cloisters Hall,
The Cloisters
Rickmansworth
WD3 1HL

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West House and the Heath Robinson Museum / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-09T00:00:00Z">Thu 09 Jan 2020</span>West House and the Heath Robinson Museum / Thu 09 Jan 2020

A talk by Cynthia Wells to the Rickmansworth Historical Society. Heath Robinson's drawings of arcane machinery needs little introduction, but there wa...

Cassiobury, the ancient seat of the Earls of Essex / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-12-12T00:00:00Z">Thu 12 Dec 2019</span>Cassiobury, the ancient seat of the Earls of Essex / Thu 12 Dec 2019

A talk by Paul Rabbitts to Rickmansworth Historical Society. Visitors are very welcome! Paul will present the history of one of the greatest estat...

Mabel Neville: the story of a local survivor of the Lusitania / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-11-14T00:00:00Z">Thu 14 Nov 2019</span>Mabel Neville: the story of a local survivor of the Lusitania / Thu 14 Nov 2019

A talk by Greg McCormick to Rickmansworth Historical Society. Visitors are very welcome. The sinking of the Lusitania by a U-boat in 1915 was a maj...