Historical Archive

Over many years, two Trustees have been interviewing former hospital employees and building an extensive archive of photographs and information relating to the former Hill End and Cell Barnes Hospitals. This archive, although lovingly assembled, is not in a state that can easily be shared with others.

The Trust is developing a project, endorsed by the Heritage Hub at the University of Hertfordshire and Fleetville Diaries, that will fully categorise and index the material in order that it can be shared on this website. The project will be undertaken with support from volunteers at the University of Hertfordshire, Fleetville Diaries and Highfield Park Trust.

Our second application submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in November 2019 has enabled this project to start and we look forward to sharing the results soon.