This page was last updated on: June 17, 2019
The Hemel Hempstead Local History & Museum Society
and her involvement in local history.

Leverstock Green,


Unless you are new to using computers and the Internet, I expect you, like me, are being more and more troubled by Spam e-mails etc.  In order to combat this I have long installed excellent software - only increasingly as the software tries to keep up with repelling unwanted boarders, so it also filters out more and more mail which I DO want to receive, yet still seems to allow through mountains of adverts!  I do greatly enjoy receiving messages from folk far and wide who either themselves had lived in the village, their families had at some time, or they are studying their family history.   If I can I will always help with information.

In an effort to try and overcome this, I have removed all the "E-mail" me buttons from the site and replace them with a link to this page.

If you wish to contact me, please complete and submit the form below.  I will try and get back to you as quickly as possible, usually within a couple of days.  I will then add your e-mail address to my "friends" list in Spamkiller so we can exchange e-mails easily from then on.

Occasionally it would appear that this form doesn't work properly, as the "I am not a robot" items don't seem to work logically.    If, however you still have problems, then send an email to Roy Wood, secretary of the HHLH&MS (his details can be found on the society's website) and ask him to forward it to me.

                            Many thanks
                             Barbara Chapman
an in-depth history of one village in Hertfordshire UK.
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Click to link to principle LG Chronicle web pages.
Leverstock Green Chronicle pre 20th Home Page

Maplinks page (for large scale and old maps of the area.)

20th Century Leverstock Green   21st century Leverstock Green   
For a variety of reasons, but mainly due to my health, I can no longer spend the same amount of time as in the past on my research and updating this website, though I DO still explore our local history and continue to find new historic items of interest. e.g.from which now publishes items online. Twenty years ago much of my research was done at HALS in Hertford, which I would find impossible today, but thanks to Broadband most museums, and other archives and individuals can be accessed via the web.

It is still my intention to update existing pages on Chronicle website and to add new information, especially as because of changes in technology and the updates Homestead has made to the tools at my disposal, many of the older pages now look dwarfed in a small corner of the page!  I have already made a small start on this, but with the large number of pages on my site, I could work at nothing else and still take a year or more to update everything.  Alongside the website, I also maintain  an archive of printed information. (Computer technology is constantly changing, but paper items in  well-kept albums should last at least 200 years).  I trawl our local paper for anything to do with Leverstock Green and its residents, and these get put in the Newspaper archive.  All other items: Photographs, posters, copies of letters/emails I am sent concerning the village past and present, the LGVA Newsletters and anything else I consider relevant go into the rapidly growing number of display books (currently 80+), and all this will go to the Hemel Hempstead Local History & Museum Society eventually.

Other history related "responsibilities" include being the Archivist for Holy Trinity Church, Webmaster, Committee Member and Face Book Administrator of the history Society. (HHLH&MS), so I have plenty to keep me busy.

If you have any information relating to Leverstock Green's history and members of your family who lived here, including photographs, ephemera etc.please contact me so I can arrange a meeting and/or exchange email addresses so I can include your information in my archive of Leverstock Green's history, and if you agree,add it to the website.  Links to both my website and the HHLH&MS website can be found at the top of this page.

        Thankyou, Barbara Chapman 17/06/2019