• Committee Vacancy – secretary
  • History Walk – 17 May 2024
  • New Publication – Bishop’s Stortford Yesterday and Today Revisited
  • Historic Environment Record viewer

Committee Vacancy – Secretary

We are looking for a new secretary for the committee.  We have an active chair plus a programme organiser and webmaster, so the main duty is providing minutes of the committee meetings, held about every 2 months.  If you are interested or would like further information, then please contact the chair, Tim Howard-Smith (

History Walk – 17 May 2024

Tim Howard-Smith, Mike James and Chris Connell led a town history walk for the Library, as part of their Local History Week.  This was well supported, with a large waiting list.  This was subsequently reported in the Bishops Stortford Independent, in an article by Dr Gareth Oakland, under the title “From St Michael’s to the castle, via Betty’s brothel….”

New Publication – Bishop’s Stortford Yesterday and Today Revisited

We have revised and updated the original edition published in 1971, with new colour photographs, to complement the archive images.  This is now available and will be on sale at our meeting on 16 May, £5 (members) and £6 (non-members). 

Historic Environment Record viewer

Hertfordshire County Council has launched a new website – the Historic Environment Record viewer.

This provides access to resources relating to archaeological sites, finds and historic monuments within Hertfordshire. Clicking on an icon will give you information about buildings and sites, from finds of prehistoric flint tools, to medieval castles, to pillboxes from the Second World War. You can use the viewer to find out historic information about where you live!