70 years of Stevenage Timeline

 

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Stevenage Old Town’s war memorial hosted three separate services on Remembrance Sunday, which saw thousands of people in attendance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on Sunday, villagers in Sandon have commissioned a commemorative stone in memory of the brave young men who went to fight, including the 12 from the village who lost their lives.

A primary school is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a whole host of celebrations throughout the year.

A round-up of services and events taking place across North Herts, Stevenage and Central Bedfordshire to mark the centenary of the armistice being signed, marking the end of World War I in 1918.

Stevenage FC has teamed up with the Royal British Legion to produce a unique poppy pin to remember the men and women who have lost their lives or have been injured during conflict, and to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I.

A graveyard in Codicote holds the last resting place of a man who was buried – twice.

A German man who was imprisoned in North Herts at the end of the Second World War and went on to work as a nurse for nearly 40 years has recounted some of his experiences of the NHS to mark the institution’s 70th anniversary.

A derelict tower at historic Knebworth House is to be given a new lease of life.

A new book featuring the work of a former president of the Hitchin Historical Society has officially been launched.

A 350-year-old cottage has been demolished, despite fierce objections from people desperate to protect it.

A stately home has reached the finals of the Herts Tourism Awards 2018.

A theatre company has finished rehearsals of First World War drama Journey’s End in Hitchin, ahead of a month of performances in Flanders to mark 100 years since the armistice.

Planning permission to demolish a 350-year-old cottage has been granted, despite fierce objections from people concerned a building of historical significance will be lost.

A new film project has been launched that aims to use rare archive footage to explore the shared experiences of new towns including Stevenage.

This was the scene as members of a Hitchin church gathered to mark 50 years since the unveiling of their building’s foundation stone.

A public meeting to discuss the future of Stevenage’s Fairlands Farmhouse will be held next week, after bids to turn it into a community asset failed.

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