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Ready for take off! Talk on history of aviation in Hertfordshire

Ready for take off! Talk on history of aviation in Hertfordshire

Ready for take off! Talk on history of aviation in Hertfordshire

23 July 2022

The talk by Guy Thomas will focus on the characters, locations and aircraft which make up the county's diverse and varied aviation heritage.


Much-loved historian Wally Wright made Freeman of Sawbridgeworth

Much-loved historian Wally Wright made Freeman of Sawbridgeworth

Much-loved historian Wally Wright made Freeman of Sawbridgeworth

16 July 2022

History society chairman and town councillor David Royle presented a framed copy of the scroll to Wally’s sons Peter and Ivan.


The community of the cream of the UK's craftspeople in the countryside near Stortford

The community of the cream of the UK's craftspeople in the countryside near Stortford

The community of the cream of the UK's craftspeople in the countryside near Stortford

11 July 2022

Grandey’s Place Heritage Craft Centre at Warren Park, near Green Tye, opened its gates to members of the public on Friday and Saturday.


History takes root with Platinum Jubilee tree and time capsule

History takes root with Platinum Jubilee tree and time capsule

History takes root with Platinum Jubilee tree and time capsule

05 July 2022

The town council concluded its Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations by planting a commemorative tree and burying a time capsule.


Redevelopment of wartime prison camp in Hatfield Heath 'cultural vandalism'

Redevelopment of wartime prison camp in Hatfield Heath 'cultural vandalism'

Redevelopment of wartime prison camp in Hatfield Heath 'cultural vandalism'

02 July 2022

Residents and descendants of Italian and German prisoners want to preserve the 'rare' site, which is one of the last remaining intact camps.


Wedding dresses and sculptures form part of church flower festival in Sawbridgeworth

Wedding dresses and sculptures form part of church flower festival in Sawbridgeworth

Wedding dresses and sculptures form part of church flower festival in Sawbridgeworth

26 June 2022

Besides the beautiful blooms there will be a display of bridal gowns inside Great St Mary's and a natural sculpture event in the churchyard.


End of Falklands War commemorated – but no Armed Forces Day parade

End of Falklands War commemorated – but no Armed Forces Day parade

End of Falklands War commemorated – but no Armed Forces Day parade

22 June 2022

Bishop's Stortford branch of Royal British Legion commemorated 40th anniversary of end of conflict between UK and Argentina that cost over 900 lives.


Going for a song: Historic church bell fittings going under the hammer

Going for a song: Historic church bell fittings going under the hammer

Going for a song: Historic church bell fittings going under the hammer

21 June 2022

People can snap up a unique piece of Bishop's Stortford history on Friday (June 24) at an auction of fittings from St Michael's Church bells.


Queen's Birthday Honour for Stortford woman's voluntary work for charity

Queen's Birthday Honour for Stortford woman's voluntary work for charity

Queen's Birthday Honour for Stortford woman's voluntary work for charity

09 June 2022

Ex-Manuden and Stansted parish councillor Angela Khalil has dedicated decades of voluntary service to the British Red Cross, inspired by her father.


Stansted street party a hit as new families and older generation mingle

Stansted street party a hit as new families and older generation mingle

Stansted street party a hit as new families and older generation mingle

09 June 2022

Residents of the St John's Road area enjoyed live music, a hog roast, children's games and tombolas for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


Scarecrows, swords and a Big Lunch as Clavering celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Scarecrows, swords and a Big Lunch as Clavering celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Scarecrows, swords and a Big Lunch as Clavering celebrates Platinum Jubilee

08 June 2022

A full programme was enjoyed by villagers, co-ordinated by an organising committee led by Donna Duckworth.


Father and son join Platinum pageant peloton – on their tandem Chopper

Father and son join Platinum pageant peloton – on their tandem Chopper

Father and son join Platinum pageant peloton – on their tandem Chopper

07 June 2022

Simon and Reuben Stevens joined a barmy army of bikers in London for the finale to four days of celebrations for the Queen's 70-year reign.


Streets ahead! Stortford residents celebrate Platinum Jubilee in style

Streets ahead! Stortford residents celebrate Platinum Jubilee in style

Streets ahead! Stortford residents celebrate Platinum Jubilee in style

07 June 2022

There was royal revelry across the town as residents celebrated the Queen's 70-year reign with street parties.


Tribute to Wally Wright, 'eminence grise' of local history in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

Tribute to Wally Wright, 'eminence grise' of local history in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

Tribute to Wally Wright, 'eminence grise' of local history in Stortford and Sawbridgeworth

07 June 2022

In the 1980s, together with his late wife Doreen, Wally, who has died aged 97, was curator of Bishop’s Stortford Museum at the cemetery lodge.


Beacon lighting sparks Sawbo's revelries for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Beacon lighting sparks Sawbo's revelries for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Beacon lighting sparks Sawbo's revelries for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

06 June 2022

Mayor Cllr Greg Rattey was joined by the band of the 309 (Sawbridgeworth) squadron of ATC air cadets as the town's beacon was lit.


2,000 people flock to Stansted's Jubilee Community Picnic

2,000 people flock to Stansted's Jubilee Community Picnic

2,000 people flock to Stansted's Jubilee Community Picnic

06 June 2022

It was the highlight of four days of village celebrations that began with a beacon lighting on Thursday and ended with street parties on Sunday.


The Stortford playgroup celebrating 30 years of fun, friendship and support

The Stortford playgroup celebrating 30 years of fun, friendship and support

The Stortford playgroup celebrating 30 years of fun, friendship and support

05 June 2022

Hazel Bintley, a leader with Bishop's Stortford Baptist Church playgroup Toddlers & Co, reflects on its 30-year history.


Saying it with flowers: Key events in history during Queen's 70-year reign

Saying it with flowers: Key events in history during Queen's 70-year reign

Saying it with flowers: Key events in history during Queen's 70-year reign

04 June 2022

'Through the Decades' flower festival at St Michael's Church celebrates Jubilee in 44 displays depicting historic events and Royal Family occasions.


Stortford family's pride in their 'Poppa' who helped to plan Queen's Coronation

Stortford family's pride in their 'Poppa' who helped to plan Queen's Coronation

Stortford family's pride in their 'Poppa' who helped to plan Queen's Coronation

04 June 2022

Alfred Marshall received a BEM in the Queen's 1953 Birthday and Coronation Honours List for his contribution to the smooth execution of the pageant.


Choir, bagpiper and bugler entertain hundreds at Jubilee beacon event in Bishop's Stortford

Choir, bagpiper and bugler entertain hundreds at Jubilee beacon event in Bishop's Stortford

Choir, bagpiper and bugler entertain hundreds at Jubilee beacon event in Bishop's Stortford

02 June 2022

Town crier Carole Williams hosted ceremony featuring Stortford mayor, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Herts, piper, bugler and Herts and Soul choir.


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