The History of the Horti
Chapter 6: The Energetic Eighties
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Historical Flashback
How the Glassers came to Wilstone
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The History of the Horti
Chapter 5: The Struggling Seventies
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The Most Memorable Vicar
Was Hugh Marmaduke the best of them all?
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The History of the Horti: Chapter 7

There must come a time when history ends and merges with the present day. When that happens there is no need to rely on archives of the past because we have the real time memories of those who have experienced the events of recent times.

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Tring Rural Parish Council

This is a volunteer project with anyone in the area that would like to get involved. It originally started out as adding a page to the website, but it seems our little slice of Hertfordshire has much more history than a single page can accommodate and so the project has over a very short space of time grown into it’s own website.

Long Marston & Puttenham Horticultural Show 2023

Parish Papers (Village News) Archives

From 1939 to the 50s and from 2005 onwards when the Village News went full digital. Available to download in PDF format.

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Tring Rural History

This website has been developed on the initiative of Tring Rural Parish Council, to enable all residents of our villages to have the opportunity to find out more about our history. It has been created by a number of interested villagers working on a voluntary basis, putting together information from a variety of sources.

Evolving Process

We see this as an evolving process, starting in the first instance with a timeline of the most important events in our village histories since the beginning of the First World War in 1914. We hope to extend this foundation in two ways; firstly by creating links to pictures, articles and other websites and secondly by going back to previous periods of history, ultimately as far back as Roman times.

How you can help...

The other way in which we hope the website content will evolve is via the feedback of as many villagers as possible, either to add to the timeline or to challenge us to prove that we have got it right. We would also like any pictures or articles which can be added to those we have already found.