October marks the end of the 475 Anniversary year, the Archive has been involved in many ways and it’s been an enjoyably busy time.
Cataloguing, enquiries and donations continue to fill my days.
The summer saw several visitors and my raid on one of the school attics was not as fruitful as I’d hoped but I did come away with a couple of artefacts, one for immediate display and the other as a project, once cleaned up and refurbished.
The collection of our VCs medals is now encased and displayed alongside their framed photographs.
The plaque commemorating the visit of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in May this year, is now in situ, on the outer wall of Old Hall.
The most recent book by Derek Winterbottom, The Grand Old Duke of York (A Life of Frederick, Duke of York and Albany 1763-1827) has been purchased and joins the collection of books written by and about Old Berkhamstedians.