Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

There was a steam engine spectacle at Stevenage railway station at the weekend, as enthusiasts gathered to catch a glimpse.

Following the centenary of the WWI Armistice being signed and the conclusion of a weekly column in the Comet to mark every week of the conflict for the past four years, military historian and Herts at War project manager Dan Hill reflects on what has been achieved

Businesses have also been doing their bit to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A woman devoted to honouring her father’s memory has been a Poppy Appeal volunteer for 35 years.

Thousands of children across North Herts and Stevenage have carried out a wide range of activities to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I.

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.

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