an in-depth history of one village in Hertfordshire UK.
Holy Trinity from the air. Drone picture courtesy of Alan Jacques from Skytography. 2015
HOLY TRINITY LINK PAGE
Click the photo to go to the link page for ALL web pages connected to Holy Trinity Church Leverstock Green since its inception to the present day. Previously major pages such as 2oth & 21st Centuries, and other events connected to Holy Trinity Church, were listed on these pages. But as time, and the number of new pages increased, the sheer quantity was slowing down loading, and even preventing publication in some instances. On the pages which had previously contained all these individual links, there should now be a single link to this page.
CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF HOLY TRINITY
Click to link to principle LG Chronicle web pages.
Following the meeting of local worthies held at Abbotts Hill in 1846, and the proposal to build a new church for Leverstock Green, it took 3 years for the proposal to become reality. Eventually in August 1849 The Church of Holy Trinity was finally completed after a great many problems and delays. The committee had continuously changed its mind over minor details contributing in the delay to its completion. The oak pulpit was donated by John Dickinson at a cost of £30, the font, also a gift from John Dickinson cost £10. The original High Altar in Oak cost £16.
On 30th October 1849 Holy Trinity Church was dedicated by the Bishop of Rochester, being in his diocese. Over the following 169 years, a variety of events were held to mark the various anniversaries.
In 1949 A Concert was put on in church to mark the occasion, and a Centenary Booklet was commissioned. In addition a special Centenary gift-day was set up for parishioners and other interested parties to donate specific items, and of course money. (Click the box below to find out more.)
Fifty years later in September & October 1999, a Flower Festival and a Barn Dance were arranged to celebrate 150 years since the church was consecrated. Click here to see more.
About a year before the date of the 170th anniversary, the PCC decided once again to mark the event with a Flower Festival. The members of the Festival Committee worked through the decades, listing anything that they could come up with initially, then chose
1 -things relating to the church (building, organ etc)
2 - things local to Leverstock Green ( sports, war memorial, Buncefield etc.)
3 - items of national importance ( railways, nursing school, royalty etc.)
To help pay for the flowers and other items needed for the festival, members of the congregation, including those friends who had moved away from the village, other local residents, councilors and businesses were asked if they could contribute. I was also asked if I could contribute information, so I made sure the Church "back-up hard-drive" had all my documents and photographs relating to the church and the village since 1849.
Some arrangements were sponsored by other local churches and groups and some other non-specific donations which covered the other costs were also made. Below are the various categories depicted Unfortunately, none of those of us whose photographs I am using took close-up images of all of the cards accompanying the displays. and it is not always easy to seperate them out, whereas others, such as the Coronation, are simpler to sort together. I have therefore decided to list all the categories immediatly below so that everyone gets the credit they deserve., I will then add the the occasional picture if I can be sure I have it in the correct category. I will then finally add some galleries of pictures taken by the individual photographers. (Probably with a link to a seperate page for ease of downloading.)
IF YOU SPOT AN ERROR, OR CAN CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS OF ITEMS NOT ALREADY DEPICTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME.
2 – 1850s
The Start of the Railways Network
Arranger Rosemary Bladon, on behalf of
St Mary’s Church, Apsley
3 – 1860s
Florence Nightingale opened the First Nursing School
Arranger Sandra Hunt, on behalf of All Saints Church, Kings Langley
4 – 1870s
Arrangers Sylvia Newton and Maureen Potton, on behalf of
West Herts Flower Club
5 – 1880s
Greenwich Mean Time Started
Arrangers Sue Brown and
8 – 1910s
Leverstock Green Cricket Club Started
Arranger Wendy Honour
6 – 1890s
Leverstock Green Football Club Started
Arrangers Catherine Holness
and Sue Brown
7 – 1900s
Death of Queen Victoria
Arranger Maureen Bellett
9 – 1920s
Leverstock Green War Memorial
Arranger Diane Carr
10 – 1930s
Coronation of King George VI
Arrangers Marie Ring, Carol Borrowdale and Pam Rastall on behalf of St Lawrence’s Church, Abbots Langley
World War II
Arranged by Lorraine Ellis
12 – 1950s
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II &
Her Visit to Hemel Hempstead
Arrangers Natalie Done, Sue Fleming, Diana Knapp and Heather Warden on behalf of Leverstock Green Women’s Institute
13 – 1960s
The Moon Landing
Arranger Giovanna Stevenson
14 – 1970s
Eurovision Song Contest
Arranger Sarah Kiesa
15 – 1980s
Installation of John Lawson’s Window
Arranger Barbara Bignell
with her arrangement.
16 – 1990s
Refurbishment of the Organ
Arrangers Holy Trinity Choir
17 – 2000s
Explosion at Buncefield Oil Depot
Arrangers Eileen Teakle, Debbie Dix and Barbara Bignell on behalf of Trinity Women’s Group
[Spot the Fireman!]
18 – 2010s
The Organ, and
Olympic Torch and Rings
Made by Children and Leaders of Holy Trinity Junior Church