Tring & District Local History & Museum Society
Speaker Programme
Six times a year, on Wednesday evenings at 8 pm, Members are treated to an hour’s talk on an aspect of local history.  These are informal gatherings, and are usually accompanied by a slide show to illustrate the Talk.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 7:30 pm and there is an opportunity to look at any materials brought by the Speaker more closely.

The venue will be the High Street Baptist Church. The main Tring car parks are close.

Visitors will be welcome on donation of £4 per meeting.

15th March 2023
HS2 Archeological Sites
Nick Shepherd
Historic Environment Manager

17th May 2023
Ford End Watermill &
Chris Tugby
Mill Manage

Chris Tugby, is manager of this local historic site, the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire. He will be telling us about the history of the mill.

19th July 2023
Bells of St. Peter and St. Paul Church
Howard Collings

Howard Collings has been an enthusiastic bell ringer since his youth, and has pursued his hobby at home and abroad. In this talk he will share his in depth knowledge of the bells of our own St. Peter and St. Paul Church.

20th September 2023
The Story of Nica Rothschild
Richard Tregoning

Richard Tregoning, longstanding member of the society committee, will be telling us the story of Nicca, known as the jazz baroness, the woman who was brought up in Tring, and lead a life of adventure in WW2 and subsequently in the world of modern jazz.

15th  November 2023
The British Film Institute’s wartime history at Aston Clinton
Angelo Lucatello

Angelo Lucatello, who has worked at the BFI in Berkhamsted throughout his career, will be recounting the astonishing story of why and how this relocation to Bucks occurred; how it mystified the locals, and how the formidable expertise of the BFI has earned the admiration and philanthropy of leading directors and producers in the global TV and film business.

17th January 2024
The history of pubs and brewing in Tring
Tim Amsden

Our chairman, Tim Amsden, will be taking us through the history of our pubs and breweries, of which we have a plentiful supply!

20th March 2024
The Polish Refugees in Marsworth
Sandra Costello and Tony Gabis

Sandra Costello and Julian Hunt are our local experts on this topic. They will explain how Marsworth became home to a community of approximately 500 Polish people who could not return home to their native country after WW2 because of fear for their safety and their impact on the village.

15th May 2024
The history of Tring Park School
Tring Park School Archivist

Mike Hutchinson worked at the school in a technical capacity for many years and developed a great knowledge of its buildings and history. He now acts as the archivist, making sure that what he has researched and learned can be recorded and shared.

All  meetings will be held at 8 pm at the
High Street Baptist Church, Tring.
Anne Gould & Gillian Simpson
Programme Secretaries
Tring & District Local History & Museum Society