Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
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A student from Potton has taken a trip back in time to find out more about her Italian heritage.

A DVD delving into the history of Hitchin went on sale on Saturday ahead of a talk and film screening in the town.

Hundreds of people turned out for a street party along Ashwell’s High Street on Sunday to celebrate the 1,100 years since the village was founded.

A 70-year-old community worker and poet has written a book based on his experiences as an immigrant building a life and family in Letchworth.

Artwork by Zimbabwean sculptors can be seen in the grounds of a Hertfordshire stately home from July 1.

A unique collection of photographs taken by children showing how places in Stevenage have changed over time is touring different locations across the town.

Tucked away in a corner of Hitchin, there is a team hard at work developing innovative products for the food and drink and pharmaceutical industries, carrying on the work started by their founder more than 170 years ago.

We live in times of shifting political sands in Hitchin, having just elected our first new MP for two decades – but our parliamentary history is already a fascinating one, with previous MPs including a Russian baron and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

A young mum from Stevenage has been staggered by the response to her request for people to share their memories of a town centre store, with more than 350 people indulging in the nostalgia of Fine Fare.

While battlefield tours are de rigeur on the continent, we don’t have much of the sort in Hertfordshire – but a group of community historians are set to change that.

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