70 years of Stevenage Timeline

 

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Tue, 14:03

A thrilling flying line-up has been announced for the Duxford Air Festival 2018, with the French Air Force set to present three display teams at the show for the first time.

The Flying Scotsman passed through North Herts and South Cambs last week, so we’ve taken a special look at this legendary locomotive that strikes such a chord with the community.

The Flying Scotsman is to pass through North Herts and South Cambs this morning on its way to Lincoln.

A rail enthusiast who spotted more than 21,000 locomotives while travelling the length of the country in the 1950s and ’60s has published a book about it.

Hitchin, 1919. A shopkeeper and her dog are found dead from horrific head injuries, with some evidence she was dragged along by her hair before she died.

Community historians in Potton now have a permanent archive room after it was formally opened at the weekend.

RAF members and civilians lined Henlow’s roads for an emotional last farewell to motorcycle mechanic and wartime air force reservist John ‘Jack’ Furness.

Do you recognise the man in this photograph – sitting smartly on a Hitchin motorcycle milk float just under a century ago?

The wet weather has forced organisers to cancel today’s Easter Monday jousting planned for Knebworth House.

A Spitfire that saw active service in the Second World War has soared into clear blue skies for a successful maiden flight after a full restoration.

A Hertfordshire stately home is hosting an autism friendly early opening next week.

Medieval jousting returns to Knebworth House this Easter to thrill visitors to the Hertfordshire stately home.

Children can enjoy plenty of seasonal fun at Knebworth House with the Hertfordshire stately home’s popular Easter Trail taking place later this week.

Communist Hungary, 1956. A teenage boy walks to Austria, and uses his pocket money to bribe the guard into letting him cross the Iron Curtain.

The Story in Stone mosaic trail across Sandy, Biggleswade and Potton is finally complete, after the last two pieces of art were formally unveiled yesterday.

Why is Little Wymondley bigger than neighbouring Great Wymondley? It’s a question often asked, but rarely answered.

Knebworth House, Park and Gardens opens again next weekend – and season tickets are available for those wishing to visit the historic Hertfordshire estate throughout the summer.

A jewellery receipt kept for 30 years has won its owner a prize offered to mark the shop’s 50th year in business.

Knebworth House will be opening its doors to brave visitors who aren’t afraid of the dark.

Roman treasures found between Baldock and Royston went on show for the first time at the weekend – and visitors were queueing out the door.

A family-run Letchworth firm of building contractors celebrated with birthday cake this week as the company marked 40 years.

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