16 November 2014
A fantastic book launch and a privilege to attend
On Thursday 13th November; it was an absolute privilege for Clive’s Collectables to attend the book launch of “Cassiobury THE ACIENT SEAT of the EARLS OF ESSEX”
Written by our dear friends Paul Rabbitts and Sarah Kerenza Priestley this beautiful book documents the history of this fabulous park.
One of the remnants of the great lost estates of the United Kingdom, Cassiobury Park is now the largest park in Hertfordshire, and the principal park of its primary town, Watford, covering an area twice the size of Hyde Park in London but this is no ordinary town park.
To find out why and more about the history of this park we really recommend this book as a great purchase at just £20.00 available in all good book shops and signed copies are being sold by our great friends Watford Museum
Paul Rabbits is currently head of parks for Watford Borough Council; he is also project director for the £6.5 million restoration of Cassiobury Park, as well as an author of other books on Regent’s Park, Richmond Park, the royal parks and bandstands.
Sarah Kerenza Priestley is a curator of Watford Museum, the largest repository for art and information on Cassiobury. With a BA Honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from the University of London, a PGCE in Secondary History from the University of Durham and an Associateship of the Museums Association, she has carried out extensive and original research into the history of the Cassiobury estate over 12 years.
This book really is great for anyone with a general interest in Parks, or History but an absolute must for Watford Residents and Cassiobury Park users past and present.
It should be noted that both authors have decided to donate all their fees to the Eden Valley Hospice and the Miscarriage Association so buying this book also supports two fantastic charities.