Shops in Sun Street 2007
Hitchin Historical Society aims to increase and spread knowledge of the history of Hitchin, and is a registered charity. We hold regular meetings on the fourth Thursday of most months and arrange visits to local buildings and institutions, many of which are not normally open to the general public. We also organise trips to places of historical interest further afield. Members receive a regular newsletter and magazine, the Hitchin Journal. The Society also produces high-quality publications on the history of the town based on research into the origins and development of buildings, organisations, crafts, trades and other aspects of historical interest.
Hitchin is a medieval market town about 50 km north of London, which has retained much of its historic character, despite enormous growth since the 1850s. It is noted for its specialist shops, the largest parish church in Hertfordshire and its attractive streets. Known to have existed since at least the eighth century AD, it is one of the oldest towns in the county.
Last year our membership increased again, to 426, so we're popular! If you'd like to join the Society you'll be very welcome, and it's very easy to do using the 'Join the Society'link in the box above left.
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This page updated 4th February 2014