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On this page you will find links to external websites that we think may be of interest.

Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, "Friends of Westmill Church" cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.  

If you come across any external links that don't work, or would like to suggest a site that we should link to, we would be grateful if you could report them to the webmaster

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust - This Trust was established in 1991 to raise and manage funds to help the restoration and repair of churches and chapels in the counties of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

St. Mary the Virgin, Westmill is fortunate to have received a very generous grant from BHHCT towards the repair of the roof for which we give our sincere thanks.

The Trust organises an annual "Bike ’n Hike" event in September, when hundreds of churches in both counties are open for visiting by sponsored riders and walkers.  Please consider joining in!

Buntingford - The Buntingford Website.

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban - The oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain.

The Church of England Diocese Saint Albans - Diocese is an ancient word meaning ‘household’. The Diocese of St Albans is the Church of England in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton and North Barnet. There are 336 parishes covering the entire 1081 square miles of the diocese of which Westmill is one.

Commonwealth Ward Graves Commission - The CWGC commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. CWGC cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 150 countries across the world. The CWGC Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.

We are fortunate enough to be in the care of two such memorials placed in the churchyard of St. Mary the Virgin.  Their Name Liveth For Evermore.

Garfield Weston Foundation - The Garfield Weston Foundation was established in 1958 by Willard Garfield Weston, a Canadian businessman and  creator of Associated British Foods who arrived in the UK with his family in 1932.  The trustees today are all lineal descendents of the founder and they remain committed to continuing the ethos that has made the Foundation one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the country. It gives them as much pleasure to help a small local community as a major national organisation and they are prepared to consider applications covering a wide range of charitable activity.

St. Mary the Virgin, Westmill is fortunate to have received a very generous grant from GWF towards the repair of the roof for which we give our sincere thanks.

Herts at War  - Herts at War is a community led project to commemorate the diverse experiences of Hertfordshire during the First World War. The project aims to uncover the untold stories of the county’s men and women, both on the fighting front and the home front, and commemorate these individuals a century on from the conflict.  The Herts at War website has been created as an ongoing project where members of the public will be able to actively participate in the development of the site. We already have a small dedicated team who will be uploading information as the project progresses. So please check back on a regular basis to see how the project continues to grow. By the end of the centenary in 2018 this website is expected to house information on tens of thousands of individuals who served their country and had a connection to Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies - This is the first place you should visit if you are interested in Hertfordshire's past and its people.  HALS collect and preserve original documents covering many aspects of life in the county, including the environment, businesses, institutions and societies. There are over 3,000,000 documents dating from 1060 to the present day, on 5 miles of shelving. All of St. Mary's 'ancient records' are archived at HALS for safe keeping.

Hertfordshire Genealogy - This web site covers all "ancient" parishes within Hertfordshire which still exist, some Victorian and more recent parishes, together with selected hamlets and major houses.

Layston Church - Information about the restoration project and history of St Bartholomew’s Church in Layston nr Buntingford.

The Mary Greg Collection at Manchester Art Gallery - Discover more about Mary’s background, her extended family and where she lived. You’ll also find out about the development of her collecting habit, her relationship to other prominent collectors of the day and her involvement with Victorian philanthropic and educational institutions such as the Guild of St George.

Sword Inn Hand - Westmill's delightful 14th century public house and restaurant with accommodation.

Westmill Tearoom - A traditional family run Tearoom situated on the village green.

Wyman Genealogy - Contains over 17,000 descendants of Francis Wyman of Westmill, Herts. England. Also contains additional Wyman lines descended from German and Hessian's. Pictures, stories and Francis Wyman Association information.