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Rare photographs and documents of North Mymms Park uncovered

Possibly the oldest known images of the house and grounds

The pleasure gardens at North Mymms Park c 1876
Image courtesy of Lindsay Sinclair and released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The North Mymms History Project has digitised and published a number of historical items, which are now available to view online for the first time.

collection of five old sepia photographs of North Mymms Park, thought to be the earliest ever taken, has been uploaded to the site. They were found in a folder at a local farm.

And an auctioneer's brochure for the sale of 800 acres of North Mymms Park in 1922, has also been found, digitised and uploaded.

Scan of the front cover of the 1922 auctioneer's brochure Brochure courtesy of Lindsay Sinclair, scan by Mike Allen Image released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Scan of the front cover of the 1922 auctioneer's brochure
Brochure courtesy of Lindsay Sinclair, scan by Mike Allen
Image released under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

A community effort to preserve historical records

The two items are the latest in the growing collection of images, documents, and features added to the North Mymms History Project, a free online resource of historical information about the Hertfordshire parish. The project is run by four local volunteers.

There are now more than 150 items on the site; at the start of the year there were 40. The bulk of the material has been contributed by local residents, historical archivists, photographers, and amateur historians.

Items are loaned to the project, scanned, formatted, uploaded, and returned. The aim is to digitise the wealth of local information that currently exists before it is lost.

If you have any photographs or documents about North Mymms local history, the project would like to hear from you. You can contact the team behind the site by using the contact form at the bottom right of any page on the site.

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If you would like to be updated any time a new local history feature is added to the North Mymms History Project, you can click here and add your email address. Be sure to look out for the confirmation email, which you will need to click to complete the process. You will then receive email notification when any new material is uploaded to the site.

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