Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
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Visitors to Hitchin town centre on Saturday had the chance to admire a tank from the First World War.

From 620 men and officers to just two soldiers, in 24 hours – such was the impact of a German gas attack on the Hertfordshire Regiment back in 1918.

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Before 1918 women had almost no role in British politics. A woman’s role was domestic, encompassing little outside having children and taking care of the home.

Stevenage’s FA Cup band of brothers from 1998, when Boro’s part-timers pushed eventual finalists Newcastle United all the way in round four, reunited at the weekend after 20 years.

Stevenage haven’t made it through to the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup – but today marks 20 years since a match at that stage provided one of the club’s most memorable days.

The profession of ‘colporteur’ no longer exists in the 21st century, but in the decades either side of 1900 these door-to-door book salesmen were a ubiquitous part of British life.

The team at North Hertfordshire Museum are celebrating after they won £60,000 of grant funding that will ensure Roman treasures stay in the district.

The historic Fairlands Farmhouse in Stevenage could become a centre for healthy living, after the 17th century building was listed as an Asset of Community Value.

It was the end of an era on Saturday as a relic of Stevenage FC’s non-League heritage saw its last matchday.

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