A Hertfordshire Hounds Calendar from 1897

with changeable post card programme



Post Cards

Hertfordshire Hunt Calendar from 1897

This "Calendar" consists of the hunting scenes printed on a firm card backing, together with a slot which allows you to insert  a court size post card (the standard size at the time) which included the current month's hunting timetable. It is not known whether pictures were part of a standard printers catalogue or whether it was produced especially for the Hertfordshire Hunt.  This item was kingly donated by Trudi Rintoul, whose grandfather who was a groom and kennelman in Sussex.

The Hertfordshire Hounds

will meet on (1897)

Monday Dec 6th Ippolitts
Wednesday Dec 8th Streatley
Friday Dec 10th Smallford Station
Saturday Dec 11th Harpenden Common
Monday Dec 13th Offley Village
Wednesday Dec 15th Newberries 11-30
Friday Dec 17th Sandridge Bury
Saturday Dec 18th Eaton Green


The post card was sent to J. B. Verity, Esq, Sandridge Bury, [Sandridge] St Albans, and posted from Luton on November 30th, 1897. It was presumably sent from the Hunt's kennels at the Kingsbourne kennels, just north of Harpenden, but over the county boundary into Bedfordshire. For more information see J. B. Verity of Sandridgebury.

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