Hemel Hempstead History, Myths, Folklore, Ghosts


drawing of the villa The Gadebridge Roman Villa
On 22 July 1963 a young archaeologist, David S Neal began a five year excavation of a Roman villa in Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. more....

fire watchersThe Home Guard In Hemel
The Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) was an organisation which had been formed in response to the threat of German invasion. more....

hemel hempstead old town About Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom with a population of 81,143 at the United Kingdom Census 2001 more....

The Mowing DevilThe Mowing Devil
Crop Circle 1678
The earliest known crop circle, known as the "Mowing Devil," is shown on this woodcut from Hertfordshire, England, 1678. The inscription on the woodcut more..

Lady Katherine Ferrers

Lady Katherine Ferrers
"The Wicked lady of Margate"
There have been many reports of horses found in the fields surrounding the Markyate area in mornings, looking as though they had been ridden hard more..

the bovingdon posionerGraham Frederick Young
"The Bovingdon Poisoner"
Convicted and credited with the murder of three people, it is only by sheer luck by those concerned that his total did not reach at least 9 people more

Thomas ColleyThomas Colley
"Witch Hunter"
England’s last witchcraft executions were in 1682; the law that hanged them was repealed in 1736. But the human story is not confined to parliamentary more..

Hertfordshire's Last witch Hunt
Over the last 240 years many accounts have been written of the strange events that occurred in Tring, Gubblecote and Wilstone during April more..

The Rose and Crown hemel HempsteadThe Rose and Crown
The Old Town, Hemel Hempstead
This 16th century inn stands on one of the oldest sites in Hemel Hempstead and originally provided 4 beds and stabling for 20 horses more..

The Kings Arms Hemel HempsteadThe Kings Arms
The Old Town, Hemel Hempstead
The King’s Arms was certainly in existence in the 16th century, a fact borne out by the patronage of Henry VIII, in the days when he was courting Anne Boleyn more.

The White HartThe White Hart
The Old Town, Hemel Hempstead
Many customers of this delightful pub, which dates back in parts to 1530, have experienced a feeling of sheer terror when approaching the stairs more..

Charter Tower hemel HempsteadCharter Tower
Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead
In 1539 King Henry VIII granted a charter to make Hemel a market town. Also it is said that when he visited Hemel Hempstead with Anne Boleyn he stayed more..