Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
Monday, September 21, 2020

Knebworth House has extended its 2020 visitor season to include weekends in October and the school half-term holiday.

A Grade I listed church - the oldest building in Stevenage - has officially reopened following a £1million renovation which took more than a year to complete.

A town’s annual charter fair has been cancelled for the first time in its 739-year history, but a token stall will be set up to ensure the event retains its Royal Charter.

Museums across the county have nominated their Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 Museum Object of the Year – which include a toy monkey, an old scone and some toilet cream.

The NHS Spitfire will headline this month’s extended Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show.

Letchworth’s doomed Town Lodge building has been handed an unlikely lifeline thanks to a planning dispute between developers and the district council, it has emerged.

The historic Letchworth Settlement has been saved from imminent closure thanks to an overwhelming response to its crowdfunding appeal, it emerged last week.

Stevenage Museum will once again welcome visitors when it reopens to the public on Thursday (August 6).

Vital funds are needed to ensure the survival of the British Schools Museum in Hitchin, with an appeal launched to raise £20,000 to help keep it open and coronavirus-free.

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