South West Herts Archaeological & Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1954 and formerly carried out a variety of archaeological investigations in South West Herts. Some of its finds may be seen in museums in Waford and elsewhere in the area.

Currently the Society provides a varied programme of lectures by experts in local, national and international topics. A leaflet with a list of lectures for the coming months is sent to members each year in September or early October. Copies are also available to enquirers.

Monthly meetings are held on Wednesday evenings, usually from October to April, at Cassio Lodge, 27 The Avenue, Watford at 7.45pm (doors open at 7.30pm). Meetings are free for members; £2 per meeting for visitors.

Outings, usually by coach, to historic buildings and places are mostly during the summer months. Members are sent each year a list of coming outings, together with a booking form.

The Society, which is a registered charity, runs entirely on voluntary effort, and new members willing to take part in the running of activities are particularly welcome. Please say if you would be interested in helping out and if you have any particular skills, experience or preferences.

If you have special interest areas in archaeology or history, let us know so that we can introduce you to any others with similar interests.


Membership of the Society costs:
Single - £10 per year
Joint (same address) - £15 per year

Benefits of membership are:

  • Free admission to all lectures
  • Entitlement to take part in outside visits (additional charges apply)
  • Receipt of the Society Bulletin and Newsletter

Application for membership

Please print and fill in the Membership form
and send it, with a cheque for the appropriate amount and a stamped, addressed envelope, to the Chairman:
Mr Laurie Elvin,
83 Kingsfield Road,
Watford WD19 4TP.