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New Year Honours: The 24 Hertfordshire people, including Stortford woman, on the list

New Year Honours: The 24 Hertfordshire people, including Stortford woman, on the list

New Year Honours: The 24 Hertfordshire people, including Stortford woman, on the list

31 December 2021

The two dozen Herts people honoured include three women who have been named DBEs (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire).


New Year Honour for Stortford woman who enabled start of UK's Covid vaccination programme

New Year Honour for Stortford woman who enabled start of UK's Covid vaccination programme

New Year Honour for Stortford woman who enabled start of UK's Covid vaccination programme

31 December 2021

Dr June Raine named a dame along with actresses Joanna Lumley and Vanessa Redgrave, and record Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Laura Kenny.


Faithful flock to Fair Green for carols as mayor Greg plays Santa

Faithful flock to Fair Green for carols as mayor Greg plays Santa

Faithful flock to Fair Green for carols as mayor Greg plays Santa

28 December 2021

Sawbridgeworth and District Rotary Club hosted Carols on Fair Green with scores of residents heeding the 'Come All Ye Faithful' call.


Up to £1m on offer to community groups in Stortford from town council

Up to £1m on offer to community groups in Stortford from town council

Up to £1m on offer to community groups in Stortford from town council

27 December 2021

The council has already asked sports clubs and venues to submit funding bids and is now expanding its qualifying criteria.


Housebuilder's ringing endorsement for Stortford church's bells appeal

Housebuilder's ringing endorsement for Stortford church's bells appeal

Housebuilder's ringing endorsement for Stortford church's bells appeal

22 December 2021

Campaigners need to raise £300,000 to refurbish and replace the bells at St Michael's and are now £20,000 off their target.


Charity's plea for vinyl records for its music shop in Stortford

Charity's plea for vinyl records for its music shop in Stortford

Charity's plea for vinyl records for its music shop in Stortford

10 December 2021

"There's always been a steady flow... but in the last four months we've seen a 75% reduction in donations, impacting on sales dramatically."


Festive fayre will rekindle town's Christmas spirit

Festive fayre will rekindle town's Christmas spirit

Festive fayre will rekindle town's Christmas spirit

25 November 2021

The Christmas Lights Fayre kicks off from 3pm and although there will be no big switch-on the town centre will be sparkling with shining decorations.


Council wants you to submit items for Queen's Platinum Jubilee time capsule

Council wants you to submit items for Queen's Platinum Jubilee time capsule

Council wants you to submit items for Queen's Platinum Jubilee time capsule

23 November 2021

The capsule will be buried in Monastery Park, between Windhill and Apton Road, and the town council also plans to plant a tree.


Local history society talk on fight to 'Save the People's Forest'

Local history society talk on fight to 'Save the People's Forest'

Local history society talk on fight to 'Save the People's Forest'

21 November 2021

Talk by Mark Gorman to Sawbridgeworth Local History Society on Thursday evening (Nov 25) focuses on Epping Forest.


Sawbridgeworth's Nostalgia day takes flight again with fun and reflection

Sawbridgeworth's Nostalgia day takes flight again with fun and reflection

Sawbridgeworth's Nostalgia day takes flight again with fun and reflection

20 November 2021

Wreaths were laid at Sawbridgeworth Airfield War Memorial before a minibus provided by the town council brought people back to the memorial hall.


Live Last Post in Sawbridgeworth's tribute to fallen of world wars

Live Last Post in Sawbridgeworth's tribute to fallen of world wars

Live Last Post in Sawbridgeworth's tribute to fallen of world wars

16 November 2021

Tim Bray played the Last Post after a Remembrance Day parade had made its way from Bell Street to Great St Mary’s churchyard.


Stortford church's war memorial joins Armistice Day heritage list

Stortford church's war memorial joins Armistice Day heritage list

Stortford church's war memorial joins Armistice Day heritage list

11 November 2021

Memorial at St Michael's to 38 First World War victims "an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community".


Town centre road and car park closures for Remembrance Sunday

Town centre road and car park closures for Remembrance Sunday

Town centre road and car park closures for Remembrance Sunday

11 November 2021

The service will be live-streamed on Bishop's Stortford Town Council's YouTube channel, courtesy of South Mill Arts.


Nostalgia Day competition victor will win teddy bear prize

Nostalgia Day competition victor will win teddy bear prize

Nostalgia Day competition victor will win teddy bear prize

07 November 2021

Children are asked to collect a ration book and “spy out the World War Two connected objects in shop windows”.


Primary pupils' art marks launch of Poppy Appeal in Stortford

Primary pupils' art marks launch of Poppy Appeal in Stortford

Primary pupils' art marks launch of Poppy Appeal in Stortford

01 November 2021

The pictures in the former Argos and Body Shop units in Jackson Square were created to mark the Royal British Legion centenary.


Changing Stortford: New photographic exhibition at South Mill Arts

Changing Stortford: New photographic exhibition at South Mill Arts

Changing Stortford: New photographic exhibition at South Mill Arts

25 October 2021

Mike Seaborne's collection of images includes a 360-degree 'then and now' panoramic view from the top of St Michael's Church.


'George', the African slave who became 'the black butler of Gilston'

'George', the African slave who became 'the black butler of Gilston'

'George', the African slave who became 'the black butler of Gilston'

10 October 2021

Local historian Theo van de Bilt discovered the story of Morghi George Ottea after being motivated by the Black Lives Matter movement.


‘Happy band’ despite the rain get picking for orchard's Apple Day

‘Happy band’ despite the rain get picking for orchard's Apple Day

‘Happy band’ despite the rain get picking for orchard's Apple Day

04 October 2021

The Rivers Heritage Site and Orchard's annual event was postponed last year due to the pandemic but returned with a bang.


Memorial unveiled to three American airmen killed in wartime plane crash

Memorial unveiled to three American airmen killed in wartime plane crash

Memorial unveiled to three American airmen killed in wartime plane crash

27 September 2021

Crew's B-26 Marauder crashed into a house in Hatfield Heath in 1944 – but woman who lived there survived as she was in hospital having a baby.


Roman cemetery and coins and Iron Age homes unearthed in A120 bypass dig

Roman cemetery and coins and Iron Age homes unearthed in A120 bypass dig

Roman cemetery and coins and Iron Age homes unearthed in A120 bypass dig

24 September 2021

Archaeologists' 2019 finds are being publicly documented now as the new road north of Little Hadham nears completion.


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