Copyright Hatfield Local History Society.  March 2016

Hatfield Local History Society

Welcome to the new website of the Hatfield Local History Society. The Society was originally formed in 1991 under the name of “Hatfield This Century” with the aim of recording the changes to the town and parish over the twentieth century.  At the turn of the century the name of the group changed to “Hatfield Local History Society” and the scope of interest now covers all of Hatfield’s long history from before the Doomesday Book to the present day.  

Our aims and objectives are: 

To encourage and undertake research into Hatfield’s history. 

To produce publications on aspects of Hatfield’s history

To provide a forum for the exchange of information.

To arrange meetings  & outings

To produce a quarterly newsletter


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The Picture   The Eight Bells Public House dating from at least the 17th century, is associated with Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist. It was the pub that Bill Sykes made his way to after killing Nancy in London.  

For news of our latest publications and reviews..

The venue, of  next event, updated 10th July 2018  

The Society meets 4 times a year click the button for date of next meeting.


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Up to Dec. 2017

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