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Village guide to Wheathampstead

Friday, September 23, 2016

A network of heritage trails that take in the fascinating history and beautiful landscapes in and around Wheathamspstead have drawn walkers to the village and given business a needed boost. Louise McEvoy goes exploring

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The neighbouring villages of Datchworth, Bramfield and Woolmer Green between Stevenage and Welwyn GC have much to offer the day tripper

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The battle between a small fighter biplane and a giant German airship bomber over the night skies of Hertfordshire 100 years ago this month ended with a first for the Allies and thrust a village and a pilot into the national consciousness. Michael Long describes the dramatic events of that September night

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Take a walk down Cuffley’s historic Station Road to find village shops and services that are thriving in the 21st century

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How Ovaltine became an Olympic champion

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Never mind the fizz of Coca-Cola at Rio 2016, it was the maltiness of Ovaltine that was for many Games the official Olympic drink. Alex Burman explores the sporting links of this British favourite that was exported to the world from Herts

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The boom in swimming and lidos in the 1930s left a legacy of beautiful open air pools in the county. While some faded and were filled in, those that remain are now cherished as fun and healthy community assets. Bianca Wild dives into the wonderful world of lidos

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Stevenage at 70

Monday, August 8, 2016

Martin Elvery explores the ever-changing history of Britain’s first New Town as Stevenage marks its 70th anniversary with a programme of celebratory events

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Whether it’s bringing the community together for an event or work, this bustling, pretty village between Hitchin and Old Welwyn has a can-do attitude

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With improved access to the wetland, grassland and woods of Bishop’s Stortford’s parks, there’s never been a better time to visit, says Countryside Management Service projects officer Ellie Beach

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