Berkhamsted - New Opening
Berkhamsted was the finishing point of the Norman invasion of 1066. Having defeated Harold II and the English at Hastings, William the Conqueror led the Norman invading army to Berkhamsted. Here he accepted the surrender of an uncrowned King, an Arch Bishop and 2 Earls, who then swore loyalty to William and thus in Berkhamsted William of Normandy became William the Conqueror.
The town is known locally and affectionately as "Berko" also has its own art deco Cinema, which is probably one of most beautiful cinemas in the UK.