Nine of us met in their car park on a fresh autumn morning. Thanks to one of our group members, we were invited inside the Church and sat down to a very interesting talk and slideshow. The talk covered nearly 200 years of the church's history, from the laying of the foundation stone in 1824 to the refurbishment of 2010.
St Peter's was the first church in Hertfordshire to have been built with government funding after the 1818 Church Building Act. It is situated right by the river which would have been a stagecoach stop at the time and ideally placed to serve the frequenters of the 26 nearby pubs. The design on the outside hasn't changed much over the years but inside has seen massive changes - from the removal of two of the galleries in the mid 1800s to the replacement of the pews with comfortable chairs in 2010. It was fascinating to learn about the adaptations and how everything evolved to what there is today.
I hesitate to say this, as everyone has a story, but there isn't anyone well known buried in the graveyard. We therefore just walked around the graves, looking at their design and the names of those who had died. There were at least four Commonwealth War Graves from the Second World War.