Guide to Old Hertfordshire


The Illustrated London News



This frequently included news of Hertfordshire interest, often with useful engravings, at a time when pictures of any kind were virtually unknown in locally produced papers.

Gilston Park, 1851

Distructive Fire at Watford, 1853

Watford Horticultural and Floricultural Show, 1855

New Laboratory for J B Lawes at Rothamsted, Harpenden, 1855

Visit of the Shah of Persia to Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire, 1889

The following articles are known but have not been seen

1844 July 27th 'Country News' includes Extraordinary and Shocking Accident at Aylesbury, death of a bull on the Tring Train 
1844 November 16th 'Country News' with reference to John Richards aged 110 at the Tring Agricultural Association, a native of Broad Cliffs in Devonshire
1877 June 23rd Investiture of the new Bishop of St Albans.
1889 July 20th The Shah of Persia in England - ' The Shah at Earl Brownlow's - Ashridge House Berkhampsted Herts - - - Planting a Tree on the Lawn '

The magazine has been digitised and is available through subscriber organisations. [Link]

It is available online (in some cases from your home computer, in other only at library terminals) to members of many UK public libraries

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Page updated April 2012