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SUMMER 2019 ISSUE 25


down your way Hitchin


HISTORY HERITAGE


10 • HERTFORDSHIRE


HAS A CLUSTER OF JEWELS IN ITS CROWN: Hitchin boasts a wealth of architectural heritage, attractive streetscapes, and the river Hiz, which wends its way through the town. Author, Arthur Mee, described the town as “old-world England wherever you turn.” The artist and illustrator F L Griggs, described the town as “One of the most beautiful small towns in England.”


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ASPECTS OF HERTFORDSHIRE LIFE


The curious murder of Mrs Ridgley at her tiny corner shop in Hitchin.


• WHO KILLED MRS RIDGELY??


The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel’s Sherlock Holmes’, is the latest book from local author, Paul Stickler. In this fascinating extract, his article provides an insight into the curious murder of Mrs Elizabeth Ridgely, found lifeless in side her tiny shop in Hitchin on the morning of the 27 January 1919. Just who killed her? Perhaps we’ll never know.


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SUMMER ISSUE 2019 HITCHIN - on the cover Down your way


Hitchin has an eclectic and vibrant atmosphere with attractive


streetscapes which ouze heritage


Aspects of County Life 18TH CENTURY CRIME, punishment and


transported of county convicts PLUS... THE MYSTERY OF WHO KILLED MRS RIDGLEY?


The unsolved murder investigation of a Hitchin shopkeeper in 1919


Summer concerts return to Audley End House & Gardens - see page 52


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We return to Rye and re-discover the area’s beautiful coast line and surrounding countryside


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