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Hidden Hertford

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There are links below from which you can buy the official Hidden Hertford audio/visual tour. There is also a basic MP3 audio guide. The mp4 video file was originally intended for us on iPods and can be viewed now on a variety of devices including a PC running Windows 10. This is quite an unique …

Bircherley Green Redevelopment – new proposals

30 November 2016 I have commented elsewhere on this site the devastating effect the death of our grandson in October 2015 had on my family and myself. I stepped down from my last remaining position in town and took no more than a passing interest in events. Family and friends said this was not good …

When one door closes … another slams shut in your face !

June 13 2015 This is an update on events in Hertford over the past four weeks or so, from a very personal point of view. So, take a deep breath and read on. Two weeks ago I popped into Colin Sykes’ jewellers shop to thank him for his friendship over the years and to wish …

The decline in Hertford’s retail offer – Part Two

Where in Hertford can you buy a pair of shoes, ladies underwear or a baby’s potty? The answer is that you can’t; not if you like your foot to be measured, are a lady of a certain age or have searched all the obvious places like chemist shops. I found the latter item in Messages …

The Old Barge Public House

This being World Cup time we recorded an episode of Morse. A little way through ‘The Infernal Serpent’ from 1990 Mrs B and me both said: ‘I recognise that pub’. It was of course the interior of the Old Barge public house on Folly Island where we live. We often have this kind of moment, …

A short history of brewing in Hertford

Hertford’s wealth was founded on the brewing industry. Local street names such as Barley Croft, Brewhouse Lane and The Maltings can be associated with none other than malting and brewing. McMullens remain as the only large scale independent brewer in the area. Malting Houses, those that roasted the barley to create malt, had previously thrived …

John Barber, Author

A little bit about John Barber. This feature published by the Hertfordshire Mercury on December 7 2007 gives you a brief flavour of the man behind the site but for a more detailed background, read my biography. Getting to know you Name John Barber Age Just collected my bus pass Where are you from Folly …