Welcome to the North Mymms History Project

A growing collection of books, features, images, documents, and maps, collected, curated, and presented by a team of local volunteers keen to preserve the history of North Mymms


This section contains a collection of videos and interactive slideshows about historical buildings and events in North Mymms.

Brookmans Park Transmitting Station

This segment of video from a programme called 'The Secret Life of the Radio' mentions Brookmans Park Transmitting Station. It was produced by Tim Hunkin using old films which he says "were remastered from a 1987 PAL tape made directly from the 16mm print". In the clip Tim looks at some of the components that were used in making the BBC's first radio transmitter in the 1920s.

Top secret WWII Russian visit to Brookmans Park 1942

On Thursday, 21 May, 1942, Class A4 locomotive Number 4495 'Golden Fleece' arrived at Brookmans Park Station. On board was the Russian Peoples' Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyacheslav Molotov, along with his staff. British Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden, was there to meet his Russian counterpart. This wasn't a scheduled service; this was a special train laid on to carry a Russian delegation on route to attend a top-secret meeting which would lead to the signing of the Anglo-Soviet Treaty.

A virtual tour of St Mary's, North Mymms

St Mary church North Mymms taken in June 2015 Image by the North Mymms History Project released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
For those not able to visit North Mymms parish church, this site now has a virtual three dimensional tour of the inside of St Mary's. The interactive slideshow highlights many of the historical features of the church. To use this 3D slideshow first click on the play button on the middle. Once the video is loaded you can choose to explore St Mary's in 'dollhouse' or 'floorplan' view. Click on any marker to reveal details about the item on display.

A virtual tour of North Mymms Place

In February 2018, auctioneer, Sworders, produced a video for the sale of items at North Mymms Place. The video was created in order to promote an auction in April 2018. From the Sworders site: "Situated in the Hertfordshire countryside, just four miles from Hatfield and six from St Albans, is one of Britain’s finest Jacobean homes - North Mymms Park. On the 17th and 18th April 2018, Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers sold its primary contents at the Stansted Mountfitchet Salerooms."

North Mymms Amateur Dramatic Society

This video provides a reminder of the activities and energy of the former North Mymms Amateur Dramatics Society. Shot in 1964, it was directed and edited by John Colville. Originally a cine film, it's was transfered to VHS and now digitised. Photographer and local historian, Mike Allen, loaned his copy to The Brookmans Park Newsletter so that it could be shared with the community.

The history of North Mymms

A documentary produced by the former North Mymms Local History Society in 1986 about the parish of North Mymms has been digitised and is now available to watch and download via YouTube. The film was made by the late Hugh Baddeley, and it was loaned to local historian, Mike Allen, to digitise and make available online for the benefit of the local community. The narration is by Phil Elgar.

1 comment:

  1. This is a question about water end school...I have purchased a USB of photos and can't work out where the school was..I just saw it was demolished for the A1, I'd love to know whereabouts it was...Thank


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