In 1539, Henry VIII came to Hemel Hempstead and granted a Charter, putting the town on the map. Its designation as a New Town in 1946 has seen it grow from a market town of 22,000 to one of the largest in the county. Hemel Hempstead History Tour takes the reader on a journey through the many changes the town has undergone in its long history. While some areas will seem relatively unchanged, many have become unrecognisable. The curious and nostalgic alike will delight in uncovering or rediscovering the roots of this ever-changing town with the help of this wonderfully illustrated guide.
After attending art school at the age of thirteen author Eve Davis enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist, part of which included working in Fleet Street for Hulton Press. Now retired, she pursues many hobbies, such as drawing and painting in watercolours, lace-making, photography, knitting and dressmaking. Eve regularly gives talks to groups and societies on a range of subjects including fashion, local history and life as a child in the 1930s. She lives in Hemel Hempstead with her husband, to whom she has been married for fifty-four years.