Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
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A First World War centenary exhibition in Hitchin includes a research service to help visitors trace their relatives. Comet chief reporter JP Asher has been in to try to learn more about his great-grandfather.

An aircraft hangar at IWM Duxford will be transformed into a dance hall for a 1940s swing and jazz evening.

Memories of joy, tears and above all getting barred have been shared after a giant of Hitchin’s past died at his adopted home in Thailand.

Hitchin’s British Schools Museum has won a £54,525 grant to shine a light on the life and legacy of a 19th-century education pioneer.

With Bike Week 2018 well under way, the Comet has been looking at how Biggleswade played a crucial role in the development of the bicycle as we know it today.

Debut flying displays and an array of vintage entertainment will be on offer at the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford in July.

In 1957, just 10 years after the Roswell incident and at the height of fear over alien invasion, Biggleswade became the UFO capital of the UK.

Councillors will look again at controversial plans to sell off its public art collection on Tuesday (June 5) – after a petition to save the artworks was signed by more than 1,500 people.

Teamwork, comradeship, charity – this is just some of what’s touched upon as a veteran Hitchin firefighter looks back on his 50 years in uniform.

The history of the Royal Air Force – celebrating its centenary this year – is well documented, with tales of wartime heroics and peacetime innovation.

Crowds came out in force for this year’s Ashwell at Home celebration on Sunday, which honoured war, women and community.

The team at a Hitchin pre-school are putting out the call for former pupils and staff to get in touch ahead of its 50th birthday.

A classic bike manufacturer from Stevenage has been celebrated by one of the old town’s local businesses.

One would hardly know where to start a list of all the things that have changed since May 1918 – but Henlow’s Royal Air Force base has been there through it all.

Hitchin’s town twinners have marked 60 years of partnership with Bingen am Rhein in Germany.

Fallen Australian and New Zealand troops have been remembered across the world as part of ANZAC Day, but it may come as surprise to some that Stevenage has its own special connection to the national day of remembrance.

A thrilling flying line-up has been announced for the Duxford Air Festival 2018, with the French Air Force set to present three display teams at the show for the first time.

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