Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
Sunday, October 14, 2018

A stately home has reached the finals of the Herts Tourism Awards 2018.

A theatre company has finished rehearsals of First World War drama Journey’s End in Hitchin, ahead of a month of performances in Flanders to mark 100 years since the armistice.

Planning permission to demolish a 350-year-old cottage has been granted, despite fierce objections from people concerned a building of historical significance will be lost.

A new film project has been launched that aims to use rare archive footage to explore the shared experiences of new towns including Stevenage.

This was the scene as members of a Hitchin church gathered to mark 50 years since the unveiling of their building’s foundation stone.

A public meeting to discuss the future of Stevenage’s Fairlands Farmhouse will be held next week, after bids to turn it into a community asset failed.

A community fair to mark the centennial celebration of the end of the First World War will be held tomorrow.

An online scrapbook documenting photographs and reminiscences of Wymondley parish, near Hitchin, has gone from strength to strength since being featured in the Comet.

This year, in recognition of the centenary of women’s suffrage, Jordans Mill near Biggleswade is celebrating extraordinary women – and one particular woman whose dedication to her family’s business has been paramount to its success.

A new play celebrating Hertfordshire’s suffrage campaigners of 100 years ago will be touring the county next month.

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