Here are the rules: 


“That’s Old” – places, people, objects in Three Rivers District.  


A.      Primary School Age (5-11) including those who have just left before 1st September 2021.

B.      Secondary School or College Age (12-18)


In each category a prize of £50 for the winner with 5 runners up prizes of £5

Public exhibition of all photographs in a Three Rivers Museum Exhibition Autumn 2021


Will be a panel representing the museum

 How to Enter

·         E mail to:

·         Photographs should be in JPEG/.jpg format and no larger than 2mb

·         They should be submitted with a file name identifying the owner, age, and title

·         An entry form should be submitted with the photograph containing;

full name of entrant, age, title of work and contact email.

·         Adult permission assumed for those under 16 by form submission

·         Closing date: 1st September 2021

Terms and Conditions

·         The competition is open until midnight on 1 September 2021.

·         Photographs must be taken in Three Rivers.

·         Students who live, have a connection to or go to school in Three Rivers may take part.

·         Photos can be taken on any device and can be colour or black and white, filters and other effects may be applied.

·         Photographs should be in JPEG/.jpg format and no larger than 2mb.

·         Up to a maximum of 5 photographs may be submitted per entrant.

·         By submitting an entry, you confirm that your entry is your own original work.

·         All entries form a young person under the age of 16 must include parent/guardian permission as shown on entry form.

·         We will assume that you have the permissions of anyone featured in the photograph (this is the responsibility of the entrant).

·         In producing the photograph, you are gifting the image to the three rivers museum collection.

·         In all cases the entrant will be credited for the use of their photographs.

Here's the entry form...

Breaking News! A great Award!

At its Local History Day meeting today the British Association for Local History made a number of awards for contributions to local history across the country. We’re delighted to report that one of those for Personal Achievement was to our long-serving Secretary, Ann Vernau!

This has been very well earned over a period of twenty years and more, serving both the Historical Society and the Three Rivers Museum. We congratulate Ann, and thank her very much indeed for all her hard work, often behind the scenes, over so many years. 

Our displays

are being updated in readiness for re-opening. We'll have a new map, augmented by QR-code material, showing where many of the earlier settlements were, and what you can find there now.  

Our chronology boards have the key dates in the history and development of Rickmansworth, Abbots Langley, Carpenders Park, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Sarratt and South Oxhey. They're a vital start-point for anyone interested in the story of Three Rivers and its people.   

You can find out about a number of local people who were in the news in their time, including  Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944), the conductor, who was closely associated with the London Promenade concerts ('the Proms') which he conducted for 50 years and lived in Chorleywood; George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819-90, one of the leading writers of the Victorian era, who lived for a time at The Elms in Rickmansworth where she completed her famous novel Daniel Deronda; the paper-maker John Dickinson; the Arts and Crafts architect  Charles Voysey, who also lived at Chorleywood  - and many others. 

Scotsbridge House was once the home of Vice Admiral The Hon. Josceline Percy (1784-1856), a member of the family of the Dukes of Northumberland  who served with Admiral Lord Nelson.  

But a much more famous Rickmansworth Admiral was Lord Anson (1697-1762), who owned Moor Park and died there having circumnavigated the globe from 1740 to 1744 and been a reforming First Lord of the Admiralty for much of the Seven Years War (1751-1758).      


Croxley Great Barn Tours  

The Museum facilitates visits to the Barn, generally on the last Saturday morning of each month from April to October. We can't, of course, confirm dates for 2021, but will do so when and if we can.  

Visits includes a talk on the history of the barn and its form of construction, and also allow inspection of the interior, so please allow up to two hours for the visit.