Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
Thu, 17:38

A Grade I-listed detached house dating back to the 1600s and well-known for being the childhood home of author E M Forster has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.5 million.

The year 1987 will be remembered for many things – it was the year Terry Waite was taken hostage in the Middle East, Rick Astley was riding high in the charts, and Michael Fish told us not to worry about ‘that storm’. But it was also the year when two much-loved Letchworth groups were founded – and 30 years on, they are joining forces for a special birthday event.

The boundary wall of Codicote’s historic parish church has been badly damaged in an incident that police believe was caused by a vehicle.

The Letchworth Community Museum’s exhibition on shopping in the garden city has attracted an apt influx of memories and photos from when the site housed a shop selling menswear and boy’s school uniforms.

Knebworth House got into gear this bank holiday weekend for the 27th Classic Motor Show.

Plans to demolish a 300-year-old cottage to make way for four new houses have been met with fierce objection by those desperate to retain its history.

In a Letchworth living room sits a bronze plaque dedicted to a fallen hero of the First World War, whose friendship with one of his comrades is still held dear by the family after 100 years.

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the return of a market to Stevenage’s historic High Street.

Concerns have been raised over the future of a Grade II-listed 17th-century farmhouse, which has been empty since last year after the most recent tenants were reportedly forced to move out due to the poor state of the property.

What would you do if you had to leave your home, maybe with just the clothes on your back, because of something as simple as who you are?

Knebworth House this weekend featured steam engines and much more besides.

Organisers are expecting thousands of people to flock to Knebworth Park over the weekend for an annual steam and country fair.

A memorial honouring the heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment was dedicated in Belgium yesterday at the site of their defining moment, exactly 100 years on.

A Letchworth woman whose grandfather was wounded at the Third Battle of Ypres 100 years ago has told of “truly meeting” her ancestor through his handwritten wartime pocketbook.

The old and bold of Stotfold, Arlesey and beyond have come together to mark a century since the start of the Third Battle of Ypres.

Historians are to mark the centenary of the start of the Third Battle of Ypres by unveiling a new Hertfordshire Regiment memorial in Belgium this morning.

Community historians in Letchworth have put together a real trip back in time over the next month or so, with a free exhibition about shopping in the garden city.

A mysterious previously unrecorded burial chamber has been discovered hidden beneath a medieval village churchyard near Ashwell.

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