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Scouts mark milestone, adapt to Covid-19 challenges and seek new leader

Scouts mark milestone, adapt to Covid-19 challenges and seek new leader

Scouts mark milestone, adapt to Covid-19 challenges and seek new leader

14 February 2021

Thorley Scouts are 65 years old this year – and their leadership team have thought outside the box to find ways to celebrate.


Fate of old phone box on the line

Fate of old phone box on the line

Fate of old phone box on the line

28 November 2020

The classic K6 kiosk was adopted by Sawbridgeworth Town Council and repurposed as a tourist information point before being vandalised.


Seven-year hitch? Park friends' frustration over nature reserve bid

Seven-year hitch? Park friends' frustration over nature reserve bid

Seven-year hitch? Park friends' frustration over nature reserve bid

13 November 2020

Pishiobury Park friends group chairman Bob Reed revealed an application for Local Nature Reserve status had been made in 2013.


Wartime bomb survivor still honouring women and children who died

Wartime bomb survivor still honouring women and children who died

Wartime bomb survivor still honouring women and children who died

19 October 2020

It's 80 years since a bomb from a German plane killed two women and three children by destroying four houses in Sawbridgeworth.


A great turnover for Rivers orchard Apple Day volunteers

A great turnover for Rivers orchard Apple Day volunteers

A great turnover for Rivers orchard Apple Day volunteers

13 October 2020

Residents are usually invited to help pick apples at the historic orchard, but due to coronavirus restrictions that was not possible.


Iconic windmill gets overhaul of external workings

Iconic windmill gets overhaul of external workings

Iconic windmill gets overhaul of external workings

25 September 2020

The project to replace vital working parts on top of Stansted's windmill has been completed with grant support from Uttlesford District Council.


Castle Park open day offers a glimpse of the past and an insight into the future

Castle Park open day offers a glimpse of the past and an insight into the future

Castle Park open day offers a glimpse of the past and an insight into the future

16 September 2020

The event was part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Day and the Friends of Castle Park opened the gates to the castle mound.


Castle Park open day: Climb the castle mound as part of history celebration

Castle Park open day: Climb the castle mound as part of history celebration

Castle Park open day: Climb the castle mound as part of history celebration

09 September 2020

Sunday's event in the heart of Bishop's Stortford is part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Day.


Activists' 'delight' as Rhodes Arts Complex trustees change venue's name

Activists' 'delight' as Rhodes Arts Complex trustees change venue's name

Activists' 'delight' as Rhodes Arts Complex trustees change venue's name

14 August 2020

Stortford Against Rhodes campaigners warn: "We must never forget the crimes of the ideologies of Cecil Rhodes."


Wave the red, white and blue for 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Wave the red, white and blue for 75th anniversary of VJ Day

Wave the red, white and blue for 75th anniversary of VJ Day

14 August 2020

Sawbridgeworth residents are being urged to decorate their homes and raise a toast on their doorsteps.


Cock-a-hoop! Steeplejacks brave storm to replace church weathervane

Cock-a-hoop! Steeplejacks brave storm to replace church weathervane

Cock-a-hoop! Steeplejacks brave storm to replace church weathervane

14 August 2020

Daring duo drew a crowd as they returned old cockerel atop Tudor tower of 13th-century Great St Mary's after it had snapped in a storm.


Trustees reveal new name for Rhodes Arts Complex

Trustees reveal new name for Rhodes Arts Complex

Trustees reveal new name for Rhodes Arts Complex

05 August 2020

The venue will be known as South Mill Arts from August 24, severing an 82-year-old link with controversial colonialist Cecil Rhodes.


'Arson' attack on Cecil Rhodes former property in Zimbabwe

'Arson' attack on Cecil Rhodes former property in Zimbabwe

'Arson' attack on Cecil Rhodes former property in Zimbabwe

11 June 2020

The historic building, built in 1897, was used as stables for the Victorian colonialist and former prime minister of the Cape Colony's horses.


Coronavirus: Audley End gardens set to reopen but house to remain closed

Coronavirus: Audley End gardens set to reopen but house to remain closed

Coronavirus: Audley End gardens set to reopen but house to remain closed

11 June 2020

English Heritage is introducing arrival time slots, which must be booked in advance, and limiting visitor numbers by about a third.


VE Day 75: Piper Glen plays atop Castle Mound as part of global initiative

VE Day 75: Piper Glen plays atop Castle Mound as part of global initiative

VE Day 75: Piper Glen plays atop Castle Mound as part of global initiative

08 May 2020

Glaswegian-born Stortford father of three one of more than 1,000 bagpipe enthusiasts in 28 countries assembled for special commemorative performance.


75-year-old photo evokes wartime memories for Stortford grandmother

75-year-old photo evokes wartime memories for Stortford grandmother

75-year-old photo evokes wartime memories for Stortford grandmother

08 May 2020

Margaret Clift's daughter Esme Willcocks said: "I bet there's not many pictures left like this in the world. It made us all feel very nostalgic."


VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

VE Day 75: 'My father never spoke about it... all he said is that it was terrible for the horses'

08 May 2020

The golden memory of Thorley Park woman Beryl Bartlett as a nine-year-old girl on May 8, 1945, is a street party with pony rides.


VE Day 75: 'I didn't recognise my father when he did reappear in uniform with a kit bag'

VE Day 75: 'I didn't recognise my father when he did reappear in uniform with a kit bag'

VE Day 75: 'I didn't recognise my father when he did reappear in uniform with a kit bag'

08 May 2020

Lifelong Bishop's Stortford resident Sandra Hayden, who was five on VE Day, shares her memories of wartime and the London Victory Celebrations of 1946


Female veterans in Bishop's Stortford share their Second World War memories

Female veterans in Bishop's Stortford share their Second World War memories

Female veterans in Bishop's Stortford share their Second World War memories

08 May 2020

Royal British Legion branch chairman Denise Hudson visited Elmhurst care home before the lockdown to learn more about residents' experiences.


Stortford writer tells how his grandfather helped to liberate Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen

Stortford writer tells how his grandfather helped to liberate Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen

Stortford writer tells how his grandfather helped to liberate Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsen

07 May 2020

Lance Corporal James Heath's service on the battlefields of France, Belgium and Holland could not prepare him for the horrors of the Holocaust.


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