Potters Bar & District Historical Society



Programme of talks 2023

The talks begin promptly at 8.00pm in the URC Church Darkes Lane Potters Bar EN6 1BZ view details here. Contact Us | Potters Bar United Reformed Church (pottersbarurc.org)

The church has extensive free parking at the front.

Admission is free to members and a charge is made of £1.00 for non-members, refreshments available. All talks may be subject to changes due to availability of speakers or other external factors, these changes will be posted on the web site.


Tuesday 19th March

Fir and Pond Woods, their history and wildlife, John Rowley (warden)

Monday 22nd April

The Development of Potters Bar, Nick Alexander.

Monday 20th May

AGM with a short talk by a member of the Potters Bar and District Local History Society

Monday 17th June

The mercenary river, The History of London’s Waterworks, Nick Hughes.

Monday 22nd July

A day in the life of a Thames tug Richard Thomas.


No meeting

                                                                                              Monday 23rd September

The Old Palace of Hatfield House, discussing the Tudors Dermot Burke, a Hatfield House Guide  

                                                                                              Monday 28th October 

A Schoolgirls War Mary Smith, retired head teacher

                                                                                             Monday 25th November

South Mimms, its history from Greyhound Lane to Blackhorse Lane Mike Allen

                                                                                           Monday 16th December                                                                                                             Society Social