• Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society
  • St Albans is twinned with Odense in Denmark

Welcome to Hertfordshire Anglo-Scandinavian Society

Scandinavian and Nordic countries

Do you live in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Essex or North London? Do you have links with, or are you interested in Sweden, Denmark, Norway or any of the other Nordic Countries? Maybe you live in Scandinavia and you are thinking of coming to England.If so We would like to meet you! Contact us today.
Chairman Ms Rae Walter 01707 323602
or Secretary Mrs Birgit Thompson 01582 763808

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About HASS

Are you interested in Sweden, Denmark, Norway or any of the other Nordic Countries?

About us

Do you live in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Essex or North London? Do you have links with, or are you interested in Sweden, Denmark, Norway or any of the other Nordic Countries? then join us. Our membership includes not only Swedes, Danes and Norwegians by birth, but also people with family, friends or business connections in the Scandinavian and Nordic countries. Others have travelled to Scandinavia or are interested in the area, its cultures and its peoples. St Albans is twinned with Odense in Denmark and we are active participants in the town twinning activities.

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Events

Our programme of events and speakers is aimed at all comers. Whatever your interest, you are welcome to join us, either as a member or as a visitor to any of our meetings. These are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month from September to May at St Mary’s Church Hall, Marshalswick, St Albans AL4 9QA. Meetings are at 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start. We have a wide ranging programme of both Scandinavian and local topics and meetings include a talk or activity followed by a chat over refreshments. Society traditions include our Julefest celebration in December, and an annual summer outing.

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Our History

According to one story, 11th century Danish monks studying at St Albans Abbey, then a Benedictine Monastery, took the bones of St Alban with them when they returned to Odense and placed them in the crypt of their new church of Saint Alban (Sct Albani Kirke).

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Useful Links

We have many Friends of HASS and we have provided links to many services ranging from local services in the Hertfordshire area to national services like universities and suppliers. We also include airlines and places to eat. We hope you find this useful.

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Projects

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For our 2019 - 20 season we are planning additional family-friendly and informal get togethers and more opportunities for Scandinavians to chat together in their native languages.

September 11th Our 2019 - 2020 programme commences.The Annual Subscription is £20.00 per member plus, at each meeting attended, a donation towards the cost of refreshments of £2.00 per member and £3.00 per visitor Contact us today
Ms Rae Walter 01707 323602 or Mrs Birgit Thompson 01582 763808