70 years of Stevenage Timeline

 

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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.

The Hertfordshire Regiment’s First World War heroes are to gain their first memorial outside the UK next week – at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

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.

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