Proposed visit to Cromer and Sheringham on Thursday 19th September 2019

We are proposing to go to Cromer and Sheringham to meet up with the local societies and hear how they plan their organisations to maybe give us ideas for the future.

We will leave Hitchin at about 8 a.m. and arrive back at around 7.30 p.m. (depending on traffic). We will be going by Richmond's coach which will pick up from Woodside car park in Hitchin.

The plan is to visit Cromer in the morning and spend an hour or so meeting representatives from the Cromer Society with coffee, before visiting the places of interest in Cromer.

We will have lunch in Cromer before leaving at about 2 p.m. to go in the coach to Sheringham where we will meet up with the Sheringham Society representatives for an hour or so and then visit places of interest in Sheringham. We would then leave for home at about 5.30 p.m.

Please register your interest now and a detailed programme will be sent to those applying. We need 30 plus passengers to make the trip worthwhile, so invite a friend even if they are not a member of the Hitchin Society (we may encourage them to join after the event).


Please download the letter by clicking on the link below and send the attached form to me with your cheque made payable to The Hitchin Society by no later than the 4th August 2019.

Tony Freeman
Programme Secretary


Plaque Design Competition

The Hitchin Society has asked local schools to get involved in designing a new logo to go on our Civic Awards plaque and we are offering a prize of £1,000 of school equipment to the winning school.

Civic Awards are given to buildings which the society considers deserve credit for architecture, design and building quality, in keeping with our historic town. Pupils will be asked to create a logo based upon what they feel makes Hitchin special and there is no limit to the number of entries per school.

Schools have been asked to register their interest by the 15th April and submit their entries by the 15th July 2019.

A copy of the letter that has been sent to Head Teachers can be viewed here.

Future Events

Wednesday 13th March, 7.30pm for 8.00pm - British Schools: The society’s 57th Annual General Meeting including cheese & wine and a short quiz.

Tuesday 26th March, 8.00pm - The Red Hart: Three Societies Get-together. A chance for Hitchin Society members to socialise with members of the Hitchin Historical Society and Hitchin Forum.

Wednesday 15th May, 7.30pm for 8.00pm - British Schools: Talk on Hitchin Town Centre by Tom Hardy, Town Centre Manager. Refreshments available from 7.30pm.

Wednesday 24th July, 8.00pm - The Sun Hotel: “A County at War: Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire”, a fascinating film about how the county fared during ‘The Great War’. Tickets at £8 each will be available from the Hitchin Festival box office or on the door.

Talk at the Red Hart - Monday 14th January 2019

Our next event is a talk on the history of the Red Hart and its renovation. It’s open to all and takes place at the Red Hart, Bucklersbury at 7.30pm for 8.00pm on Monday 14th January 2019.

Terry Knight from the Hitchin Historical Society will give a talk about the history of the pub, followed by Ben Hedley talking about the recent refurbishment of the building.

Please be aware that the Red Hart is an old building and there is a fairly steep staircase up to the Marshall Room where the talk is being held.

The bar will be open for refreshments.