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Mystery of a Stortford letter from 1840 rediscovered in New Zealand

Mystery of a Stortford letter from 1840 rediscovered in New Zealand

Mystery of a Stortford letter from 1840 rediscovered in New Zealand

28 February 2021

The letter from 1840 is addressed to a Bishop's Stortford businessman and is currently in New Zealand


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.


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.


'It feels a lot like being on holiday and... stops me thinking of my home as a prison'

'It feels a lot like being on holiday and... stops me thinking of my home as a prison'

'It feels a lot like being on holiday and... stops me thinking of my home as a prison'

13 April 2020

As Indie columnist Chas Gill enters his fifth week of lockdown, he finds memories of boyhood bedtime and caravan holidays bring reassuring feelings.


Nostalgia dance for Dorringtons

Nostalgia dance for Dorringtons

Nostalgia dance for Dorringtons

27 September 2019

Nostalgia Day will celebrate 100 years of Dorringtons this year, with Diverse Performing Arts presenting the history of cakes through dance


Remembering sound and vision of classic Rhodes gigs

Remembering sound and vision of classic Rhodes gigs

Remembering sound and vision of classic Rhodes gigs

22 September 2019

A musical archive project to highlight the pop icons who performed at the arts complex during the Swinging Sixties has been unveiled.


Vinyl countdown: Sworders to sell Essex man's collection of every No 1 single over 40-year period

Vinyl countdown: Sworders to sell Essex man's collection of every No 1 single over 40-year period

Vinyl countdown: Sworders to sell Essex man's collection of every No 1 single over 40-year period

05 July 2019

The lot of 684 vinyl 7-inch discs from 1952 to 1992 in auctioneer's inaugural pop culture sale is expected to fetch £20,000-£30,000


The Herts and Essex class of '63 reunited after 55 years

The Herts and Essex class of '63 reunited after 55 years

The Herts and Essex class of '63 reunited after 55 years

03 October 2018

A group of 12 former Herts and Essex High School girls were reunited 55 years after finishing sixth form together.


The Stortford school friends from the 1950s hoping for a class reunion

The Stortford school friends from the 1950s hoping for a class reunion

The Stortford school friends from the 1950s hoping for a class reunion

02 September 2018

Three men who attended a Bishop's Stortford school which closed more than half a century ago are hoping to reconnect with their old classmates.


Stars of the 80s come out for summer concert at Audley End

Stars of the 80s come out for summer concert at Audley End

Stars of the 80s come out for summer concert at Audley End

20 February 2018

Some of the most beloved pop music icons from the 1980s will come together for an open-air concert at Audley End House & Gardens this summer.


Stortford town council buys tourist information centre

Stortford town council buys tourist information centre

Stortford town council buys tourist information centre

18 October 2017

Bishop's Stortford Town Council will complete on the purchase of the tourist information centre in Market Square on Friday.


New chapter for Bishop's Stortford's historic market

New chapter for Bishop's Stortford's historic market

New chapter for Bishop's Stortford's historic market

05 October 2017

Bishop's Stortford's history as a market town is about to begin a new chapter, adding to a colourful chronicle which began just after the Norman Conquest.


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