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I live on Folly Island in the middle of Hertford. The photos below were taken on 1 April when the cherry trees in Thornton Street are just coming into blossom. It is a pretty sight and you don’t get many opportunities because the blossom on the older trees is almost fallen by the time that it appears on the newer trees.

More articles on Hertford:

Hertford the county town, Folly Island, Hidden Hertford, Old Barge Pub, Brewing in Hertford, Easter, Fore Street, Eccentric Clergy, Hertford Library, Hertford 1861, Tunnels of Hertford, Sarah Stout, Closed pubs


Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford logo
Hidden Hertford logo

In 2008 an audio/video tour of Hertford was recorded and published. It was intended for iPod use for visitors to be able to walk around the the town with their own visual guide.

Unfortunately funds and support were lost and some of the landmarks have now gone such as Woolworths but the guide is still relevant.

I have recovered all the files and converted them to a MP4 file that can be viewed on YouTube and a separate audio MP3 file.

The background story, links and downloads are at Hidden Hertford along with maps and links to other interesting sites.

Latest eBook release

The Mystery Professor

The Mystery Professor

Paul Arthur Crafton was dubbed ‘The Mystery Professor’ by the media in the Eastern States of America after found to be teaching at numerous Universities under a series of aliases and false qualifications. Credit cards and other materials for creating multiple identity theft were found in one of his many apartments. Why did Crafton, a man dedicated to his family and well educated, turn to crime?

Read full synopsis and ordering details.


Latest post

Old Hall Street traffic free

An unusual sight – Old Hall Street on Folly Island free of traffic and parked cars.

This and other new sightings in Hertford.


Sign of the Month

Taurus – 21 April – 21 May

Taurus – The Bull Inn, Much Hadham

You can view photos for all 12 signs here.

The photos and light-hearted drink related readings for the twelve signs of the zodiac are in a slim volume: A Drinkers Horoscope from Amazon.