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 some of the best articles from the past. HITCHIN – Glimpses of the Past, edited by Simon Walker, has now been published. You can find details here. Following a sell-out of the first print-run, further copies have been obtained, and are available from the Publications Officer. Simon is already working on a second set of articles – so be prepared for MORE glimpses of Hitchin’s past in the near future.