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December 20, 2011
Reminiscences Mr Clayton of Thorpe House

Mr Clayton speaking with Frank Ryan. “Well, of course, this house is in the parish of Braughing;  all this side of the High Street from the Crown & Falcon up to the White Hart is in Braughing.   There should be a triangular stone on the corner near the Crown & Falcon Inn denoting the boundary.  […]

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December 20, 2011
HMS Puckeridge

During WWII the village was privileged to share its name with HMS Puckeridge, a Hunt Class, Type 2, Destroyer;  built by J S White at Cowes, and launched in 1941.   Sadly, she was sunk by two torpedoes from an enemy submarine, U617, in the western Mediterranean, about 40 miles west of Gibralter, on 6 September […]

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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge, Pockkridge, Pokeriche, Pokkerigge

The following extract is taken from A History of the Parish of Standon by Christopher Perowne Vicar of Standon 1934 to 1947 - later Canon Perowne.  Printed June 1967 by Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd, Hertford Chapter II Puckeridge, Pockkridge, Pokeriche, Pokkerigge “The public are more familiar with the name Puckeridge than they are of Standon for […]

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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Congregational Church

Reverend Christopher Perowne, Vicar of Standon from 1934-1947, author of A History of the Parish of Standon included the following old written account in his book. "In 1810 a union of the Congregational and Baptist Churches was formed for the evangelization of the villages, and Puckeridge was one of the preaching stations.  Prior to the erection of the […]

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December 20, 2011
Original Map - dated 1720 by E Bowen

  Puckeridge is a place of good entertainment for travellers and had formerly a market long since discontinued. Reproduced by kind permission of Alistair Kennedy.

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December 20, 2011
The Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys

The following extracts are taken from the Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S   Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II and James II. Sixth Edition - in four volumes Published in 1858 by H G Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden. 23rd February, 1659-60 I rose very early, and taking horse at […]

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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Postal History
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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Post Office - No. 1

Ware Penny Post On 27th July 1813 a proposal for the establishment of a local penny post from Ware to Wadesmill, Old Hall Green and Puckeridge, at an annual expense of £96-16-0, was approved by the joint Postmasters General. The Penny Post involved conveyance of letters between Ware and the three villages (all on the […]

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December 20, 2011
Puckeridge Post - Mail By Rail

Mail from Puckeridge was normally sent by road to the post town of Ware for sorting and onward despatch. However, for a time in the 1890s-1900s mail from the first collection of the day was sent by rail from Braughing Station (half a mile from Puckeridge, on the Buntingord branch line) to St. Margarets Station […]

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December 20, 2011
The Puckeridge Gate

Wadesmill Turnpike Trust TABLE of TOLLS Payable at this GATE by Virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in the 2nd Year of the Reign of King George the 4th. Desc Toll (d) For every Horse or other Beast drawn by any four wheeled coach, Barouche, Hearse, Sociable, Berlin, Chariot, Landau, Chaise, Chair, Calash, Phaeton […]

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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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