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Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt

Episode 4; Harry Archer’s Story; April 22nd 1751

This is the fourth of a series of imagined scenarios based on the widely known story of Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt, as seen by five of the individuals involved, It is broadly based on the known facts from published accounts but a number of other assumed facts and conversations have been introduced to add context and make it easier to read. We have also condensed the timescale to bring the early part of the story to life.

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The Half Moon 1914
House Histories

Brave Women of the Half Moon

This is the first of a number of articles about managers of the Half Moon Pub at Wilstone. We are still working on a timeline and comprehensive history but, in the meantime, some interesting stories are emerging. This first contribution describes and compares the experiences of two brave and capable women who were left on their own to run the Half Moon during the first and second World Wars.

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Airfield

Memories of a local boy on February 19th, 1945

In February 1945 Mike Tomlinson was just seven years old, and lived with his mother (his father was away serving in the RAF) in Astrope Lane, which leads down from the Queens Head pub at the crossroads in Long Marston.

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House Histories

An Valuable Addition to the TRH Team

This article is based on an interview with Nick Tyson who has recently joined our website team to increase our capability in the area of House Histories, with his specialist expertise in the area of historic buildings. The interview covers Nick’s unique experience in this topic as the Curator of a Heritage Centre. the challenges involved in this kind of research and the main contributions he can make to our website venture.

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Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt

Episode 3; John Tomkins’ Story; 21st and 22nd April 1751

This is the third of a series of imagined scenarios based on the widely known story of Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt, as seen by five of the individuals involved, It is broadly based on the known facts from published accounts but a number of other assumed facts and conversations have been introduced to add context and make it easier to read. We have also condensed the timescale to bring the early part of the story to life.

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Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt

Episode 2; John Butterfield’s Story; mid April 1751

This is the second of a series (Episode 1) of imagined scenarios based on the widely known story of Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt, as seen by five of the individuals involved, It is broadly based on the known facts from published accounts but a number of other assumed facts and conversations have been introduced to add context and make it easier to read. We have also condensed the timescale to bring the early part of the story to life.

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House Histories

Learning to make House History

This article by one of our website’s original founders, Alan Warner, who describes the experiences and challenges when he moved from his familiar skill of writing, to the new and very different area of researching house histories. And how he was saved from embarrassment when the Cavalry rode in to save him.

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Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt

Episode 1; Ruth Osborne’s story; Early April 1751

This is the first of a series of imagined scenarios based on the widely known story of Hertfordshire’s Last Witch Hunt, as seen by five of the individuals involved. It is broadly based on the known facts from published accounts but a number of other assumed facts and conversations have been introduced to add context and make it easier to read. We have also condensed the timescale to bring the early part of the story to life.

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