Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Hertfordshire Regiment soldiers during the First World War. Photo: Herts at War

The First World War heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment are set to gain their first memorial outside the UK – with the monument to be unveiled at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

Admiral John Byng, as painted by Thomas Hudson in 1749. Picture: National Maritime Museum

The name of Admiral John Byng – born, baptised and buried in a village between Shefford and Biggleswade – has, rightly or wrongly, gone down in history as a byword for cowardice. But could a petition to the government see him exonerated after 260 years?

Regulars at Stevenage's Twin Foxes in circa 1971, including Ted Jones pictured top left.

With Stevenage’s first new town pub being demolished and turned into flats, the public have taken to social media to reminisce about the good times they had there.

The cast of Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2016 performing the group dance at Knebworth House [Picture: BBC / Guy Levy]

This year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special will feature Knebworth on Christmas Day.

Holy Trinity Church in Weston.

In the churchyard at Holy Trinity Church in Weston, between Baldock and Stevenage, two stones stand 14 feet apart – marking the head and foot of a grave.

Knebworth House at dusk

Knebworth House will host a two-night music extravaganza next summer.

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