Lowewood Museum will be opening its doors once again on Saturday 17th of July. The museum has been closed for over a year, but work has been going on behind the scenes since the new Lowewood Museum Trust CIO was formed, securing the future of this wonderful resource for the Borough and beyond.

The small team has recently been recruiting volunteers to help welcome visitors and work with the museum’s collections of over 40,000 items. There is still much to do and many returning visitors won’t see too many changes to the first floor displays but David Dent, the Chair of Trustees says:

“As a fledgling trust here at the museum, it’s been a steep but enjoyable learning curve for us all, and there is still much to do, but bear with us as we have lots planned over the coming years to appeal to our residents across the borough. We are all incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received over the past year, and now it’s coming to fruition. We are all looking forward to seeing you at the museum again.”

The museum will once again be offering teas and coffees in its ground floor area, along with space to sit out in the rear garden area of the museum. Another thing to quench visitor’s thirst is a brand-new exhibition on the ground floor of the museum, entitled ‘Tankards, Tales and Taverns’ where visitors can discover more about local pubs past and present. The museum has thousands of photographs in the collection and some of these feature pubs, alehouses and inns dating as far back as 1900. A selection of these will feature in the exhibition, along with paintings (some of which are for sale) of pubs created by members of the Broxbourne Arts Forum (BArts). Lee Rayner, Director of Programming for the BArts commented,

“During lockdowns and restrictions, many local artists and groups have been able to continue their activities which has been part of their ‘survival’ strategy. Our ‘Paint A Pub’ mini project has been a particularly pleasant diversion, focusing on something outdoors, but tantalising if the pub has been closed! The pictures will be interesting to compare with old images held by Lowewood Museum.”
On display will be a small selection of pub and brewery related items from the museum stores and not normally on show at the museum, as well as few pieces kindly borrowed from McMullen’s.

For visitors who haven’t had the chance to see the nationally significant Tudor wall paintings at The Star pub on Hoddesdon’s High Street, there’s a chance to find out more about these discoveries that were found during renovation work in 2014 after being hidden away for hundreds of years. A great introduction to these amazing historic gems before you go and have a proper look in the pub itself, which is half a mile away! Wetherspoon have given a donation to help fund this part of the display which is much appreciated.

Children and adults alike can take part in our ‘design a pub sign’ or sit and colour in pub signs inspired by local pubs and designed by local artist and museum volunteer Suse Nielebock.

Opening Saturday 17th July
And open Fridays and Saturdays, 10am – 4.30pm thereafter
Free admission
01992 554496



Chair Yoga


Cuffley Hall, Maynard Place – Tuesdays 10.15am – 11.15am (Covid Compliant)
ZOOM Sessions (for those wishing to stay at home) – Monday 9.30am – 10.15am & Friday 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Helps to improve flexibility and fitness.


Hertfordshire Independent Living Service [HILS]

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), established by Herts County Council as a charitable social enterprise, provides a range of caring services to help people stay happy, healthy, and independent in their own home. Help to people’s lives, HILS give support and peace of mind to thousands of Hertfordshire residents, their families and friends.
HILS services include:
Meals on wheels, Nutrition & wellbeing service, Pop-in visits, Community alarms & telecare. Home from hospital packs, Dementia fun clubs, Emergency food packs, Advocacy, & Optician service.
Meals on wheels are available to everyone, 365 days a year. Every visit includes delivery of a hot meal and dessert, along with a caring welfare check, at the subsidised cost of £4.55 per day (or slightly more if you don’t meet the subsidy criteria). Breakfast/Tea packs are also available at an additional charge. You can order meals as a one-off, temporarily, or for as long as you would like them. A medication prompt can also be provided.
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HILS work in partnership to offer a free home eye testing and spectacle fitting service.
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Celia Carne 01992 633241

Every Monday AND Wednesday 1.30pm : Beaumont Centre. Rowlands Fields, Turners Hill, Cheshunt. The Scrabble Group hopes to get going in the near future.



Slow relaxed movements to tone your muscles, feel calm and in harmony with nature. 1 hour class from 2 to 3pm OUTDOORS Come along and try it out for free, £2 per class after that. Classes are held every Wednesday.



Due to the lack of people at the last few jiving sessions it is now longer economical for me to continue to run this group. The good news is that the jive teacher Vanessa Barnes is going to run jive classes on the 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of the Month 2pm - 4pm at the Hoddesdon Methodist Church.

This will no longer be a U3A group



Two classes’ have started with a qualified tutor at the Valle Academy of Performing Arts at Wilton House, Delamare Road EN8 9SG Tel. No. 01992622862. This is very well attended and enjoyed. This is a new form of exercise for us YOUNG PEOPLE that is sweeping across the nation at the moment. We obviously will not be prima ballerinas but the movements we learn will be brilliant for our muscles, limbs and especially for balance.. If you are interested you can contact Valle at the above telephone number. Wednesdays at 10.15am - 11.15. then 11.45am - 12.45, £3.50 for the hour. No Commitment. No need to pre-book. This is Brilliant group and really fun. See you there?

No exams, no pressure, but loads of fun and good all round exercise



Cheshunt Free Church, every Tuesday 1.45pm-3.15pm, cost £2.00 per session. Taking part in a keep fit class can be fun whatever your age or ability. Each class is designed to help build and develop your strength, balance and flexibility and is designed for people who find an exercise class too energetic. The group is run by a fully qualified instructor whose aim is to ensure that you enjoy and have fun whilst trying to improve your level of mobility and fitness.


Group meets every Thursday 11.00am-12.00 noon, at The Cheshunt Club, Albury Ride, Cheshunt. A friendly group with a qualified tutor, who will adapt the exercises to your health/capabilities. Please bring an exercise mat or thick towel with you. New members very welcome. Contact details:


With Shirley Webb Now every Tuesday at the Royal British Legion, Crossbrook St. 1.00pm - 3.00pm, cost £1.00.