Heritage

70 years of Stevenage
Wed, 09:36

Fasten your seatbelts... drive-in cinema has opened at Knebworth House.

It was an NHS birthday to remember for Lister Hospital yesterday, as it discharged its final coronavirus patient from the Intensive Care Unit – a landmark moment in the hospital’s fight against COVID-19.

Knebworth House and the park’s adventure playground will reopen to visitors this weekend.

Following yesterday’s announcement that many UK cinemas are expected to reopen from July 4, the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth has said it is “keen to open as soon as possible.”

An urgent funding appeal to save the Letchworth Settlement from closure has received a “very promising” reaction, since news of its imminent closure spread last week.

A grassroots petition to reinstate the Letchworth bandstand has been given short shrift by Letchworth councillors.

A plaque in public gardens in Stevenage has been removed by the local authority after it was targeted by vandals more than once within a matter of days.

Residents are invited to share their favourite objects from Stevenage’s history, with the launch of Stevenage Museum’s ‘story of Stevenage in 100 objects.’

Letchworth residents expressed shock and sadness yesterday as one of the town’s historic organisations announced it will be closing, due in part to the coronavirus pandemic.

Heritage sites across the region can apply for grants from an emergency fund to pay for urgent maintenance and repairs.

Knebworth House is to reopen its formal gardens and the dinosaur trail this week.

Letchworth Heritage Foundation CEO Graham Fisher has spoken to The Comet about the organisation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic – and how it might be changed in a post-COVID world.

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