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.

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The Last Resort

The Fordhamton Arts Festival gets off to a bad start when Lynne Anderson is found to have been poisoned during the dress rehearsal of the school’s production of The Real Inspector Hound. DI Miles Davis goes straight to Oates Hall where Lynne was stationed as an intelligence officer and investigating activity at the school. He takes on the lead role in the play to unmask a secret political movement.

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Chase New Homes have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate over Condition No 15 in the Planning decision from EHDC

This relates to Delivery and Servicing ie the mix of vehicles and pedestrians.

Saxons and Vikings battling it out on Hertford Castle heritage Day, 12th September 2021

The full post here: Chase Homes appeal decision.

Sign of the Month


24 September – 23 October

The Lawyer, Norwich
Libra – the Lawyer, Norwich

The morning is not your best period. Your first drink of the day is normally an antacid. A malleable soul, you are friendly towards everyone, except those connected to the Inland Revenue. Quick to see another’s point of view or an empty glass yours is the gift to create harmony. You can hold your liquor, have terrific staying power, resourcefulness and display great ingenuity in getting a drink at any hour.

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You can view all photos and all readings for the twelve signs of the zodiac in my latest slim volume: A Drinkers Horoscope from Amazon.

Hidden Hertford Curios

Plaque on wall of Health Centre in Bull Plain

This commemorative plaque can be found on the wall of the Health Centre in Bull Plain. If you look closely you will see the six holes where a board was placed during World War 2 to cover any clue as to its location in the event of a enemy invasion.

More on Hidden Hertford here.