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December 20, 2011
Historical Information - Puckeridge and Standon

1598 travel book: Paul Hentzner's Travels in England. Observed that beds in the inns in Puckeridge were made by waiters - the first place where this had been noticed. 17th century offences Swearing. Not attending Divine Service for 2 months. Grinding malt on the Sabbath. Keeping an alehouse without a licence. Trading as a grocer […]

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December 20, 2011
Home Page History

Puckeridge nestles in an area of natural beauty, 27 miles north of London, between the villages of Standon and Braughing both recorded in the Domesday Book. The earliest known settlement was founded by the Catavellauni, Celts from north-eastern France. The Celts began to arrive around 250 BC. By 200 AD, rich from the proceeds of […]

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December 20, 2011
Alan Bowell

Sadly Alan Bowell lost his battle against cancer.  He did a wonderful job for the Standon & Puckeridge Hospital Transport Scheme arranging drivers to take people to hospital and the surgery. His widow, Rita, has managed to keep the scheme going during the last few months.  She is now looking forward someone to take over […]

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May 29, 2011
Braughing Drama Group

Join our ‘Variety Show' 2007/08 season. We will be having our preliminary pre season get-together on 5 July at 8pm in the Church Hall, Braughing, to hear what next season's producers are planning. This date is your opportunity to sign up as one of our much-admired performers.

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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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December 30, 2007
We've been together now for 40 years

Braughing Drama Group has been going for 40 years. They have a cast, a show and a back stage crew all set up for this season's ‘Music Hall' performances, and hope that hundreds of you will be going along to have a fun evening . Some of their most experienced members - on and off […]

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May 16, 2007
Best Run Village Hall In East Herts!

The Community Centre has been awarded 1st prize in the East Herts District Council's Village Hall Community Challenge.

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April 4, 2007
Photographic Survey

English Heritage is undertaking a photographic survey of England's listed buildings. All photographs are being taken by volunteers, the majority of whom are local members of the Royal Photographic Society. Each photographer has a signed identification card with their photograph and they will be carrying leaflets specifically designed for occupiers of listed buildings giving more […]

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About This Site

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.

Copyright © 2006-2018 Puckeridge Village | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use