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The market town of Hertford is situated on the River Lee, around 20 miles north of London.

With a population of 30,000, the town's history can be traced back over 1000 years.

Hertford is proud of its rich offering of arts and leisure activities, as well as a vibrant and healthy economy, attracting visitors and new residents from outside the town.

about HERTFORD provides news and features about the history, development and life of the town.




The Past in Postcards

A look back at the town's past through a series of picture postcards.

Whilst parts of the town are almost unchanged from a hundred years ago, others are barely recognisable.

Many buildings have been lost, others have survived.

Fashion, convention and transport have all changed over the years.

Take a look