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Mistake on Stortford war memorial set to be fixed after 100 years

Mistake on Stortford war memorial set to be fixed after 100 years

Mistake on Stortford war memorial set to be fixed after 100 years

04 December 2020

The century-old error concerning 21-year-old Charles Tharby on the Castle Gardens cenotaph was noticed during First World War research.


School and funeral director boost Stortford's Poppy Appeal

School and funeral director boost Stortford's Poppy Appeal

School and funeral director boost Stortford's Poppy Appeal

03 December 2020

The Bishop's Stortford High School and Daniel Robinson & Sons add £1,300 to Royal British Legion collection


Army helicopters help police hunt drone above Stansted Airport

Army helicopters help police hunt drone above Stansted Airport

Army helicopters help police hunt drone above Stansted Airport

26 November 2020

Apaches helped police arrest man, 41, on suspicion of causing public nuisance and recklessly endangering aircraft.


Thorn Grove pupils pay tribute to heroes with poignant postcards

Thorn Grove pupils pay tribute to heroes with poignant postcards

Thorn Grove pupils pay tribute to heroes with poignant postcards

17 November 2020

Social distancing rules restricted pupils’ usual poppy-focused Remembrance activities but teacher Kathy Canavan came up with an alternative.


Police remove wooden rifle from Remembrance tribute dummy soldier after calls

Police remove wooden rifle from Remembrance tribute dummy soldier after calls

Police remove wooden rifle from Remembrance tribute dummy soldier after calls

11 November 2020

Officers called to Takeley pub after reports of 'man with gun' found mannequin called 'Tommy' who was 'writing a letter' and 'drinking tea'.


Villagers unite to create moving roadside scene for Remembrance

Villagers unite to create moving roadside scene for Remembrance

Villagers unite to create moving roadside scene for Remembrance

11 November 2020

The display in front of Quendon village hall is lit up at night to showcase the various creations by residents of all ages.


NHS staff honour forces on Armistice Day

NHS staff honour forces on Armistice Day

NHS staff honour forces on Armistice Day

11 November 2020

Princess Alexandra Hospital workers attend 11am virtual service, led by chaplaincy team, and observe two-minute silence.


Royal British Legion duo stride out to raise over £1,800 for Poppy Appeal

Royal British Legion duo stride out to raise over £1,800 for Poppy Appeal

Royal British Legion duo stride out to raise over £1,800 for Poppy Appeal

11 November 2020

Stortford Poppy Appeal organisers Denise Hudson and Heidi Barden smashed their sponsored 10-mile walk fundraising target.


War horse: From the farm fields of Stortford to the battlefields of France

War horse: From the farm fields of Stortford to the battlefields of France

War horse: From the farm fields of Stortford to the battlefields of France

10 November 2020

The photo more than 100 years old which moved a local horse riding centre owner to tears.


Bishop's Stortford pays solemn tribute to war dead on Remembrance Sunday

Bishop's Stortford pays solemn tribute to war dead on Remembrance Sunday

Bishop's Stortford pays solemn tribute to war dead on Remembrance Sunday

09 November 2020

The event was live-streamed on YouTube for those unable to attend and the mayor, Cllr Keith Warnell, set the tone with his welcome address.


Sawbridgeworth remembers the 'incredible sacrifice of so many'

Sawbridgeworth remembers the 'incredible sacrifice of so many'

Sawbridgeworth remembers the 'incredible sacrifice of so many'

09 November 2020

New vicar of Great St Mary's, Fr Simon Vivian, revealed wreaths would be laid over the days leading up to Armistice Day "without fanfare".


Remembrance Day in Bishop's Stortford in pictures

Remembrance Day in Bishop's Stortford in pictures

Remembrance Day in Bishop's Stortford in pictures

09 November 2020

A Covid-secure Remembrance Sunday event featuring a socially distanced static parade and short service was held.


Stortford's Remembrance Sunday ceremony to be curtailed by Covid

Stortford's Remembrance Sunday ceremony to be curtailed by Covid

Stortford's Remembrance Sunday ceremony to be curtailed by Covid

07 November 2020

Rather than customary march to Castle Gardens war memorial, ticketed commemoration will comprise static parade and short service.


Armed forces champion salutes rail discount for veterans

Armed forces champion salutes rail discount for veterans

Armed forces champion salutes rail discount for veterans

03 November 2020

Cllr Andrew Huggins, the Conservative who represents the Mundens and Cottered Ward, served in the Royal Artillery of the British Army for five years.


Stansted's Remembrance Sunday: Pay respects on your doorstep

Stansted's Remembrance Sunday: Pay respects on your doorstep

Stansted's Remembrance Sunday: Pay respects on your doorstep

31 October 2020

The village's service will be a quieter affair this year, so residents are invited to observe a two-minute doorstep silence instead.


Stortford Poppy Appeal duo in plea for Remembrance walk sponsors

Stortford Poppy Appeal duo in plea for Remembrance walk sponsors

Stortford Poppy Appeal duo in plea for Remembrance walk sponsors

27 October 2020

Denise Hudson, who organises the annual collection, and her donations deputy Heidi Barden are undertaking a 10-mile walk.


Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

Children organise surprise wedding party for soldier Sam and teacher Ruth

22 October 2020

Bishop's Stortford soldier who suffered devastating injuries while serving in Afghanistan will tie the knot with his fiancée this week.


Share your memories of the Royal British Legion's history in Stortford

Share your memories of the Royal British Legion's history in Stortford

Share your memories of the Royal British Legion's history in Stortford

30 August 2020

Nationally, the organisation celebrates its centenary in 2021 and has launched a 'Telling our Story' project to chronicle its history.


Teenage Stortford pilot killed at start of war finally honoured 80 years on

Teenage Stortford pilot killed at start of war finally honoured 80 years on

Teenage Stortford pilot killed at start of war finally honoured 80 years on

30 August 2020

RAF Pilot Officer Harold Tipple, who attended Bishop's Stortford College, was killed when his plane crashed into a tree in Suffolk, aged just 19.


VJ Day: Veterans and Royal British Legion honour comrades who fought in Far East

VJ Day: Veterans and Royal British Legion honour comrades who fought in Far East

VJ Day: Veterans and Royal British Legion honour comrades who fought in Far East

17 August 2020

Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day on Saturday was a subdued and sombre occasion in Bishop’s Stortford.


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