December 20, 2009
What's in a name

Lunardi Court Lunardi Court was named after a pioneering balloonist. Vincenzo Lunardi, born in Lucca, Italy, ended his first balloon flight in Standon Green End on 15th September, 1784. John Carrington, chief constable and diarist,  recorded "15th of Septr 1784 Lunderday assended in a Boolone at the attilery ground London to a great hithe over […]

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December 20, 2009
The Grange, High Street Puckeridge

In the 1950s Mr Sullivan was running The Grange as a Youth Hostel.  Whilst working on the building he found a bag of foreign money in the rafters.  His son, Michael, thinks his father gave it to the Museum in Hertford .  There was a framed piece of paper on the wall saying that the beams […]

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December 20, 2009
The Puckeridge Billiken

Carolyn Englert, a resident of the USA came across this little statue, labelled "Billiken", in her grandmother's china collection. The Billiken was first produced in 1909 by an American art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz  of Missouri, as a good luck charm.  Florence Pretz had seen a vision of this mysterious figure in a dream.   It […]

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The Puckeridge Village website is managed by Dzined Ltd. If you have any questions regarding the site you can contact us at hello@puckeridgevillage.co.uk

 

This site is dedicated to the late Gloria Ganz who played a fundamental contribution to the content and management of this website.

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