The Journal is published twice a year. In A5 format and consisting of around 28 pages, it contains articles on Hitchin’s history as well as members’ reminiscences, research, photographs and appeals for information. It also covers the impact of current events on the town’s heritage. It is an informal medium of communication and information between members.
It is sent free of charge to all Society members, and to non-members who contribute items that are included in any particular edition.
Contributors are free to express their views, which do not necessarily coincide with those of Hitchin Historical Society.
The Hitchin Journal has been published regularly since the Society’s founding in 1977. Feeling it is a shame that the early articles (history themselves, now) are not readily available, the decision was made to produce a publication containing a selection of the best articles from the past. We hope to publish the book later in 2020. In the meantime, every week or two, we are whetting your appetite with a sample from the back-catalogue of articles. You can read one here about a Hitchin centenarian, William Maylin, interviewed in 1903. This example, from the February 2005 Journal, will not be in the forthcoming book, so it’s a real bonus!