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A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

A Stortford history walk: From the church to the castle via Betty’s brothel

26 May 2024

Stortford resident Dr Gareth Oakland was among a group who stepped back in time on a walk led by experts from Bishop’s Stortford History Society.


Remembrance, music and fish and chips for D-Day 80th commemoration in Castle Park

Remembrance, music and fish and chips for D-Day 80th commemoration in Castle Park

Remembrance, music and fish and chips for D-Day 80th commemoration in Castle Park

03 May 2024

Castle Park will be the focus of Bishop’s Stortford’s D-Day 80th anniversary commemorations on the evening of Thursday June 6.


How a Bishop’s Stortford wine merchant got his own memorial in Castle Gardens

How a Bishop’s Stortford wine merchant got his own memorial in Castle Gardens

How a Bishop’s Stortford wine merchant got his own memorial in Castle Gardens

24 March 2024

William Smith was a well-known businessman and a well-connected figure in the town a century ago


Rare modern aerial pictures of Stortford and Stansted Airport

Rare modern aerial pictures of Stortford and Stansted Airport

Rare modern aerial pictures of Stortford and Stansted Airport

29 April 2022

The photos include close-up shots over Stansted Airport taken during the 2010 Icelandic volcanic ash disruption.


How the bubonic plague helped shape Stortford castle and church

How the bubonic plague helped shape Stortford castle and church

How the bubonic plague helped shape Stortford castle and church

15 January 2022

As we enter yet another year living with Covid-19, Mike James looks at the links between two Stortford landmarks and a pandemic nearly 700 years ago


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.


Goldtop, motorcycling's 'best-kept secret', opens Bishop's Stortford store

Goldtop, motorcycling's 'best-kept secret', opens Bishop's Stortford store

Goldtop, motorcycling's 'best-kept secret', opens Bishop's Stortford store

04 August 2021

Family-run biker outfitter branches out from online trading to physical premises by opening 'experience' store and ride-out destination.


A true love story: Widower, 92, publishes tribute to 'great love of his life for 44 years'

A true love story: Widower, 92, publishes tribute to 'great love of his life for 44 years'

A true love story: Widower, 92, publishes tribute to 'great love of his life for 44 years'

09 June 2021

John and Jean Simkins came together through the shared experience of the loss of their first spouses, both of whom had multiple sclerosis.


View rarely-before-seen aerial photos of Stortford going back 100 years

View rarely-before-seen aerial photos of Stortford going back 100 years

View rarely-before-seen aerial photos of Stortford going back 100 years

31 May 2021

Britain From Above online photographic collection shows Stortford and surrounding areas in amazing detail, with some images a century old.


'When they scored we all jumped up and my uncle lost his false teeth'

'When they scored we all jumped up and my uncle lost his false teeth'

'When they scored we all jumped up and my uncle lost his false teeth'

15 May 2021

Blues at Wembley: Bishop's Stortford fans' memories on the 40th anniversary of the club's historic FA Trophy victory


Blues at Wembley: The cup final win 40 years ago that put Stortford in the history books

Blues at Wembley: The cup final win 40 years ago that put Stortford in the history books

Blues at Wembley: The cup final win 40 years ago that put Stortford in the history books

15 May 2021

Stortford's 1-0 win over Sutton United on May 16, 1981, meant they became the first team to do the FA Trophy and FA Amateur Cup double.


Tragic tale of Bishop's Stortford man hanged as a witch in Salem

Tragic tale of Bishop's Stortford man hanged as a witch in Salem

Tragic tale of Bishop's Stortford man hanged as a witch in Salem

28 March 2021

George Jacobs was convicted and executed in 1692 – 53 years after he married his first wife at St Michael's Church in Bishop's Stortford.


Mystery of 1840 letter to Stortford man that's surfaced in New Zealand

Mystery of 1840 letter to Stortford man that's surfaced in New Zealand

Mystery of 1840 letter to Stortford man that's surfaced in New Zealand

04 March 2021

180-year-old letter from London was addressed to businessman and father of six who lived in Bridge Street and had a lane named after him.


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.


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.


The sisters who survived wartime bomb that killed their mother

The sisters who survived wartime bomb that killed their mother

The sisters who survived wartime bomb that killed their mother

23 October 2020

80 years on, Eileen and Margaret recall the night a German bomb destroyed four houses in Sawbridgeworth, killing two women and three children.


American's mission to solve wartime romantic mystery of why his Texan dad kept Stortford photo of 'Olive'

American's mission to solve wartime romantic mystery of why his Texan dad kept Stortford photo of 'Olive'

American's mission to solve wartime romantic mystery of why his Texan dad kept Stortford photo of 'Olive'

16 August 2020

'I've long... wondered if Olive or her family might appreciate the idea that a Yank far away forever carried her memory with him.'


American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

American war historian reveals source of photos of wartime Stansted

04 July 2020

Carl Carrozza, whose father was a US airman at Stansted during the Second World War, recognised the photos of 344th Bomber Squadron.


Café in new hands as last of historic Glasscock family of bakers bows out

Café in new hands as last of historic Glasscock family of bakers bows out

Café in new hands as last of historic Glasscock family of bakers bows out

03 July 2020

After 21 years running Café of Angels in Sawbridgeworth, Austin James is passing the reins to friend and Pizza Squisita owner Mike Mason.


Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

Rare colour pictures of Stansted as wartime American airbase fascinate villagers

13 June 2020

The images were given to Mountfitchet Castle owner Jeremy Goldsmith by a fellow war enthusiast, who discovered them among his archives.


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