Tony Rook and Local History
It is thirty-nine years since Tony Rook ventured out during a Welwyn Festival and began talking about our village; telling stories about buildings, stories about people. He’s done it every year since, and will do it again this year. He always ends up by telling us that there are lots of interesting buildings here, and that most of them have had lots of inhabitants, all of whom must have had a story to tell…
Of course Tony adds to the story as he goes; this year he will include his latest discovery: Ann van Gogh’s tree! This year’s tours are on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th June. They start at the fire station at 7.30 p.m.
Every year he has also given a lavishly illustrated talk about the village, indoors. This year will be slightly different. Tony will talk about the subject of his latest book – The River Mimram – in Church House on Thursday 30th June, starting at 8 p.m.