Wheathampstead History Society

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Nearly 25 years ago, Wheathampstead resident Brian Joyce set out to build a Wheathampstead Community website. In those days there was no “off-the-shelf” website design software; Brian taught himself how to code in HTML and, in the following years, created the website Wheathampstead.netThe site became an invaluable source of information about the local community and local history.

When Brian was no longer able to maintain his site, he asked the History Society to help. The site closed down after Brian passed away and we decided that the content was too important to be lost. It has not been possible, for technical reasons, simply to transfer Brian's files to our website so we have converted them all into compatible formats. To find and explore this archive, go to 'Memories' and 'Joyce Archive' . These links are also on the dropdown menu. 



Wheathampstead has a long and fascinating history and the History Society, which was set up in 2011, aims to share our interest and enjoyment in this history and heritage. We aim to promote knowledge and understanding of the village, past and present, often in liaison with other interested groups both in the village and further afield (See Links).

We meet on the third Wednesday in the month in the Mead Hall in East Lane (behind The Bull, next to the free car park) and have a programme of speakers . We also publish a monthly bulletin.

We encourage local people to research our local history and heritage.

MEMBERSHIP is £8.00 a year for individuals. Members pay a contribution of £1 per person per meeting attended and receive a free copy of our bulletins. Visitors are charged £3.00 per meeting attended. Members are also affiliate members of Welwyn Archaeological Society and have free access to their meetings. 

You can become a member at any of our meetings or by downloading this membership form and sending it to the address shown. You can pay your subscription by cheque made out to Wheathampstead History Society, or by BACS to a/c 73 46 26 92, sort code 20 53 33.


Chairperson:  Mike Smith

Hon. Treasurer: Stuart Lawson

Hon. Secretary: Ruth Jeavons, 44, Necton Road, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8AU

Email address: whs@wheathampsteadheritage.org.uk