This page was last updated on: September 14, 2021
The Hemel Hempstead Local History & Museum Society
ABOUT BARBARA
and her involvement in local history.

HOW TO CONTACT BARBARA
THE LEVERSTOCK GREEN CHRONICLE
an in-depth history of one village in Hertfordshire UK.
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 http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ 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. At the current time the Covid Pandemic has led to a greater number of items which I am collecting, especially where it relates to life in the village during the Pandemic.  To date, I have accumulated over the past 18 months more than twice what I would normally get in one year.

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

If you have any information relating to Leverstock Green's history, and/or 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, eventually 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 10/09/2021
 PLEASE CLICK THE YELLOW  "EMAIL ME" BUTTON AND  FILL IN AND COMPLETE THE FORM WHICH APPEARS, THANKYOU Barbara.
VERY IMPORTANT. For many months the contact forms I had installed here continued not to work correctly. That is, having typed in the "security" letters it simply moves on to another set rather than posting the message back to Homestead who would
 then post it on to me.

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT ALL BEING WELL I HAVE NOW SOLVED THE PROBLEM

It turned out that emails were being forwarded to me BUT instead of landing in my Inbox, they went elsewhere.  We (by that I meant the BT engineer and I) are not quite sure how, but in several cases the destination listed against each of my contacts was wrong, instead of reading INBOX.  I have now been through ALL my contacts and ensured the destination reads Inbox for all of them, and I shall now send myself a message from here to double check it now works OK.

OK, IT DID WORK - BUT when it came to the I am not a Robot section, I had to have about 6 goes before it registered. 
As the "word" I had to copy had different letters written sometimes in bold, and others were also italicised, I thaught that might be the problem as there was no way of formatting the letters in the box.  So I tried writing it in a document, adjusting the formatting and then copying and pasting that version in.  All it did was to change it to all caps and nothing else.  Determined to at the very least send the message, I tried again, and again, until finally I used fingers from both hands to press on the SEND button.  That time it worked without a hitch. Now the problem may have been my laptop, as someties it does seem to need a bit of an extra push!   HOWEVER, PLEASE TRY A FEW TIMES, PRESSING HARD ON YOUR SPACE BAR AND IT SHOULD EVENTUALLY WORK. IF ALL ELSE FAILS - GO VIA ROY! (see below.) A few days later I received a message from someone I had not know before, and it came directly to my INBOX, so it looks as if all is now OK,

As we don't know how the destinations got changed, I cannot guarantee they will never do it again in the future. So if you still have problems, or they resurface in future, please contact our Secretary ROY WOOD,  (roy.wood3@ntlworld.com) and ask him to let me know. At least now putting it right (again) should only take a few minutes once I have the time to go online and redirect the messages yet again.


Many thanks

Barbara Chapman 10 &14/09/2021

PLEASE READ THE BOX BELOW BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT ME. THANKYOU.
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