70 years of Stevenage Timeline

 

Heritage

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Back in 1992, it was feared that more than 1,000 years of having a watermill in Stotfold had literally gone up in smoke.

The Hitchin and Letchworth 18 Plus Group that met during the 1980s is set to reunite at its old meeting place next weekend.

A writer and playwright who grew up in Hitchin is set to return home to speak about her first novel as part of Black History Month.

A Grade II-listed 17th century farmhouse which has been empty since last year has been listed as an asset of community value.

A Letchworth author is marking Black History Month with the release of a new book exploring Hitchin’s Caribbean story.

Knebworth House has reached the finals of the first Herts Tourism Awards – and needs the public’s votes to take first prize.

From humble beginnings when results were recorded by hand, Standalone 10k has developed into a flagship event for Letchworth – and on Sunday will mark its 30th anniversary.

A Grade I-listed detached house dating back to the 1600s and well-known for being the childhood home of author E M Forster has gone on the market with a guide price of £1.5 million.

The year 1987 will be remembered for many things – it was the year Terry Waite was taken hostage in the Middle East, Rick Astley was riding high in the charts, and Michael Fish told us not to worry about ‘that storm’. But it was also the year when two much-loved Letchworth groups were founded – and 30 years on, they are joining forces for a special birthday event.

The boundary wall of Codicote’s historic parish church has been badly damaged in an incident that police believe was caused by a vehicle.

The Letchworth Community Museum’s exhibition on shopping in the garden city has attracted an apt influx of memories and photos from when the site housed a shop selling menswear and boy’s school uniforms.

Knebworth House got into gear this bank holiday weekend for the 27th Classic Motor Show.

Plans to demolish a 300-year-old cottage to make way for four new houses have been met with fierce objection by those desperate to retain its history.

In a Letchworth living room sits a bronze plaque dedicted to a fallen hero of the First World War, whose friendship with one of his comrades is still held dear by the family after 100 years.

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