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Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

Party in your garden with DJ to mark VE Day 75th anniversary in Stansted

06 May 2020

Villagers are being encouraged to join 'stay at home' street parties and a live lockdown set with Stansted's James 'Deejay Goochy' Goodge.


Bishop's Stortford prepares for virtual VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations

Bishop's Stortford prepares for virtual VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations

Bishop's Stortford prepares for virtual VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations

06 May 2020

The Royal British Legion and town council have set up an online programme of music, readings, poems and a 'cry for peace'.


Princess Alexandra marks its 55th birthday and looks ahead to a new hospital

Princess Alexandra marks its 55th birthday and looks ahead to a new hospital

Princess Alexandra marks its 55th birthday and looks ahead to a new hospital

27 April 2020

The official opening ceremony in 1965 was attended by the Queen’s cousin, who gave her name to the facilities – Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra.


While Hatfield Forest is closed, explore its rich history

While Hatfield Forest is closed, explore its rich history

While Hatfield Forest is closed, explore its rich history

16 April 2020

This medieval forest is a unique survivor - the best-preserved example of its kind in the world.


Council bans cars from park to help police maintain social distancing

Council bans cars from park to help police maintain social distancing

Council bans cars from park to help police maintain social distancing

07 April 2020

East Herts Council closed the car park in Pishiobury Drive, Sawbridgeworth, following Government instruction.


Covid-19 crisis forces Audley End House and Gardens to shut

Covid-19 crisis forces Audley End House and Gardens to shut

Covid-19 crisis forces Audley End House and Gardens to shut

18 March 2020

The visitor attraction is owned by English Heritage, whose chief executive says: "England's past is full of stories of hope in the face of adversity."


Try some 'citizen science' at Hatfield Forest

Try some 'citizen science' at Hatfield Forest

Try some 'citizen science' at Hatfield Forest

15 March 2020

Hatfield Forest is steadily coming back to life after its winter slumbers.


Where were you on VE Day? Share your memories of momentous occasion

Where were you on VE Day? Share your memories of momentous occasion

Where were you on VE Day? Share your memories of momentous occasion

13 March 2020

Bishop's Stortford will be marking the 75th anniversary of the Allies' Second World War victory over Nazi Germany at May's Bish Bash music festival.


Sawbridgeworth historians plan VE Day 75th anniversary party

Sawbridgeworth historians plan VE Day 75th anniversary party

Sawbridgeworth historians plan VE Day 75th anniversary party

22 February 2020

The celebration on Friday May 8 features a street party at lunchtime and a 1940s concert and dance demo in the evening.


Council denies obstructing Sawbridgeworth farm workshop businesses

Council denies obstructing Sawbridgeworth farm workshop businesses

Council denies obstructing Sawbridgeworth farm workshop businesses

22 February 2020

Traders who have set up workshops at Crump’s Farm cite issues around signage, replacement of windows, roofing and a gate at the front of the property.


The local history group less than four years old that's making up for lost time

The local history group less than four years old that's making up for lost time

The local history group less than four years old that's making up for lost time

17 February 2020

As well as hosting talks and bringing out publications, Sawbridgeworth Local History Society is arranging VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations.


Archaeologists reveal results of Stortford South dig

Archaeologists reveal results of Stortford South dig

Archaeologists reveal results of Stortford South dig

14 February 2020

Finds from dig at site of Countryside Properties' new 750-home estate off Whittington Way can be viewed at open days on February 21 and 22.


Learn about archaeology with Castle Park excavation workshops

Learn about archaeology with Castle Park excavation workshops

Learn about archaeology with Castle Park excavation workshops

07 February 2020

Series of four Rhodes sessions offers chance to learn new skills as part of project leading into fieldwork at Waytemore Castle in September.


Legion calls on Stortford veterans to join war victory anniversary celebrations

Legion calls on Stortford veterans to join war victory anniversary celebrations

Legion calls on Stortford veterans to join war victory anniversary celebrations

31 January 2020

May 8 will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day while the 75th anniversary of VJ Day follows on August 15.


Bang on! Young visitors drive out 'evil spirits' in quirky orchard custom

Bang on! Young visitors drive out 'evil spirits' in quirky orchard custom

Bang on! Young visitors drive out 'evil spirits' in quirky orchard custom

23 January 2020

A large crowd turned up for the annual wassail featuring the blessing of the trees at Sawbridgeworth’s historic Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard.


Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

Civic federation warns council over 'municipal vandalism' on multi-storey car park

22 January 2020

The residents' body argues building at Northgate End should not begin until the council clarifies its plans for a cultural quarter at Old River Lane.


Stortford's town twinning group folds after more than half a century

Stortford's town twinning group folds after more than half a century

Stortford's town twinning group folds after more than half a century

21 January 2020

Committee disbands following revelation that Stortford's Continental siblings in France, Germany and Portugal no longer regard it as a partner.


Trees at historic orchard in Sawbridgeworth set for their yearly blessing

Trees at historic orchard in Sawbridgeworth set for their yearly blessing

Trees at historic orchard in Sawbridgeworth set for their yearly blessing

18 January 2020

Mulled cider, apple juice and cake beside a roaring fire on offer to visitors at annual wassail of Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard.


Sawbridgeworth to erect new sign for its German twin town

Sawbridgeworth to erect new sign for its German twin town

Sawbridgeworth to erect new sign for its German twin town

18 January 2020

A sign in Moosburg commemorates the link between the two towns and is missing the European Union stars, pending the UK’s exit.


Restored map printed on linen shows Stortford pubs in late 19th century

Restored map printed on linen shows Stortford pubs in late 19th century

Restored map printed on linen shows Stortford pubs in late 19th century

27 November 2019

The map once hung on an office wall at the former Hawkes, Benskins and Ind Coope breweries site that's now home to Waitrose and Charis Centre.


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