70 years of Stevenage Timeline

 

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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.

Family photographs, papers and news cuttings found in a removal box in Australia are back home after an appeal in the Comet.

A Grade II-listed building on Stevenage High Street which was once home to NatWest’s Old Town branch is being transformed into a dental surgery.

These bowls may resemble the psychadelic designs of the 1960s – but they’re actually part of a Roman treasure trove.

Starting out in an unfamilar town is difficult at the best of times, but for one man – a German who had come to North Herts after been captured in the Second World War – being granted freedom at Christmas sparked a host of events that changed his life forever.

Cast your mind back – do you recognise any of the people in these photographs, discovered in a removal box in Australia?

A historian has described his work researching the role played on the Battle of the Somme’s first day by troops led by an officer from Hitchin.

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