Meet the Trustees – David Dent

Lowewood Museum is now under the management of the Lowewood Museum Trust; a new charitable incorporated organisation. In this series of posts, meet the members of the Trust Board, with this article featuring David Dent, the Chair of the Trust.

David Dent has lived in the Borough of Broxbourne for most of his life. His family connections with the village of Wormley date back to the 1880’s.

David is a keen local historian and has collected information and old images of Wormley, Turnford, Broxbourne and Hoddesdon since the late 1970’s. Some of his collection appeared in two books, Hoddesdon’s Past in Pictures and Broxbourne and Wormley’s Past in Pictures, which were published in the 1990’s. His interest in local history was actively encouraged by two Cheshunt and Waltham Cross historians, Jack Edwards and Peter Rooke. Although they are sadly no longer with us, David acknowledges that their contribution and their donations to Lowewood Museum have added greatly to the wonderful collection housed there.

He is a former chair of the Friends of Lowewood Museum and is still a committee member. He is also a committee member of the Friends of Wormley Open Spaces.

David retired in 2017 when the family business of H. Dent and Sons, started by his late father, closed after nearly 60 years.

The long-term future of Lowewood Museum is something David cares very passionately about and he and his fellow trustees are determined to make it an asset that the local community can be justly proud of.

2 thoughts on “Meet the Trustees – David Dent

  1. I would like to find photographs of the new river bank which includes the wrought iron fencing and gates, looking south from the new river bridge in church lane.
    These gates/fencing have been removed and I would like them replaced to stop trespassers getting onto the river bank by Riverside Mews, Church Lane
    Many thanks
    Jan Lawrence

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    1. Dear Jan. Thank you for your enquiry to Lowewood Museum. I have checked the museum’s database and there may be photos of the river bank. Unfortunately there are no staff / volunteers based in the museum to check these records as the museum is closed until 17 July. After that date, it will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4:30pm. Can I suggest that you visit the museum and ask to see the relevant photographs. The ones that look the most promising have the following references:
      1985.0164.001
      1992.647.002
      2001.0545
      1999.0691
      Kind regards
      Steve

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