70 years of Stevenage Timeline

 

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Wed, 18:31

A woman who is the descendant of soldiers who died during the First World War is writing a book on other men who served – and needs your help in gathering information.

An events company at a Knebworth festival has been advised by the Zionist Federation after its handling of ‘antisemitic’ material was branded ‘insensitive’.

More than 31,000 visitors from all over the world enjoyed a wonderfully nostalgic weekend at the Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford.

History came to life on the opening day of the 2018 Flying Legends Air Show at IWM Duxford on Saturday.

A new social media site has been launched with the aim of preserving Wymondley parish’s history in cyberspace.

Three veteran Scout leaders from Biggleswade care for the UK association’s massive 100-year national heritage collection.

Today 70 years ago, the National Health Service was launched by the then health minister Aneurin Bevan – delivering medical care free at point of need to all, regardless of wealth or status.

Seventy years ago today the National Health Service was launched by then health minister Aneurin Bevan – delivering medical care free at point-of-need to all, regardless of wealth or status.

The life of one of the women at the forefront of the Suffragette movement in the early 20th century, who came to settle in Letchworth, has been put in focus for a talk by author and biographer Diane Atkinson.

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.

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