Spring Meeting 2024: A Visit to the John Rylands Research Institute and Library

15th May 2024

At the beginning of May, HHAG members enjoyed this year’s Spring Meeting at the John Rylands Research Institute and Library in Manchester. During the visit we had the opportunity to learn about estate collections held at the Rylands as well as being given an introduction to the history and architecture of the impressive building. Members…

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New member book: From Somerset to Portman Square, the Portman Family and their Estates By Richard Bowden and Tom Mayberry.

16th January 2023

Image: Aerial view of Bryanston House, c.1980. Photo copyright Sue Sieger The Portman family were one of the most influential families in Somerset and Dorset from the 16th to the 20th centuries, and their estates made them among the largest landowners. The book is 192 pages long, with well over 100 illustrations, a detailed family tree and plans showing…

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John Cox (1939-2022)

15th September 2022

Remembering former HHAG Committee member and Newsletter Editor John Cox. John was part of St Albans. He brought scholarship, a keen mind and of course his loyalty and commitment expressed in his Church involvement. No conversation with John was ever dull or uninstructive. Born in Peacehaven on the 22nd July 1939 John and family then…

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Online Membership Renewal

1st August 2022

To offer more benefits to our members HHAG is streamlining membership processes and working to put more member-only resources on the website, including booking for events and a forum. If you have an existing HHAG membership and would like to renew for this coming year’s membership period starting on 1st July, please renew and pay…

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Autumn Meeting 2021

26th October 2021

This year’s HHAG autumn meeting is due to take place at Arundel Castle, West Sussex, on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October 2021. The committee will be meeting on the Thursday evening and a dinner will be held at 8pm at the Swan. The programme for the autumn meeting has been made available to members.

Autumn meeting 2018

17th October 2018

The HHAG autumn meeting took place this year in Scotland at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry and Blair Castle, Perthshire on 17-19 October. It was attended by representatives of 18 different estates. We were tremendously grateful to both Hopetoun and Blair Castle for their warm welcome. Following our AGM at Hopetoun we were treated to tours of the house,…

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Spring Meeting 2018 Summary

23rd April 2018

On Monday 23rd April 2018 our spring meeting was kindly hosted by The National Archives. Marianne Wilson offered an opportunity to view key reformation archives following on from TNA’s successful Reformation on the Record in 2017, marking the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Jo Pugh and Philip Gale highlighted resources useful…

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GDPR – New Data Protection Law

27th March 2018

All organisations using personal data will be affected by the new data protection laws. Not sure where to start? 7 Really Useful GDPR Resources Alex Hodge (Grosvenor) is co-ordinating a GDPR sub-group to discuss and problem solve around various issues. Members wishing to join the group should contact alex.hodge@grosvenor.com A Record of Processing Activities –…

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