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Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford

Hidden Hertford was established in 2008. It was formed following an approach by Hidden Britain, itself a section of Visit Britain. The aim was to…

Slow boat to Sainsbury’s

Slow boat to Sainsbury’s

I have been giving some thought in the last few weeks to the idea of river shopping. To be more precise, a regular ferry connecting Hertford East Rail Station, Bircherley Green Bus Station and Sainsbury’s. The infrastructure is already in place. Why this sudden flash of inspiration? Since the service road was blocked by concrete …

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Folly Island in photos – 1976 and now

Folly Island in photos – 1976 and now

Here is a time shift view of certain parts of Folly Island in about 1976 and now (July 2018). The original photos were given to…

More thoughts on Bircherley Green Shopping Centre plans

More thoughts on Bircherley Green Shopping Centre plans

I have already made some initial comments on the planing application recently submitted for the redevelopment of Bircherley Green Shopping Centre (see right). It is not going to win any awards but it does attempt to remove one eyesore from the centre of Hertford without putting another in its place. The Planning Statement comments: In summary, …

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Bircherley Green planning application

Bircherley Green planning application

Finally after many months of bated breath a planning application has been made for the redevelopment of Bircherley Green Shopping Centre. Both are long overdue. If you cannot wait any longer this is the link to the the appropriate page: https://www.publicaccess.eastherts.gov.uk and enter 3/17/0392/FUL into the search box. There are pages and pages supporting the …

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Hertford 1861 – George Bradshaw’s notes and today

Hertford 1861 – George Bradshaw’s notes and today

Bradshaw’s 1861 Railway Handbook of Great Britain and Ireland describes his journeys through the length and breadth of Great Britain and the towns and cities…

Hertford – a short guide to the county town

Hertford – a short guide to the county town

Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire; about twenty miles north of London up the A10 from Tottenham, or take the A1/M1 turn off at…

Folly Island, Hertford

Folly Island, Hertford

Modern day Folly Island Folly Island is situated in the centre of Hertford where the River Lee (or Lea) splits into two. Hertford is the…

A short history of brewing in Hertford

A short history of brewing in Hertford

What made Hertford so famous for brewing? Hertford’s wealth was founded on the brewing industry. The main crop was barley which thrived in the light…

Hertford Library and the listed telephone kiosk

Hertford Library and the listed telephone kiosk

As you can see Hertford Library is quite an old building built in 1888 from red brick below traditional timber and plaster framing. Some of…