Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Hitchin, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Hitchin

Historic Maps of Hitchin and the local area.

In the sixties Hitchin market was a "proper" market where local traders brought their produce and goods, all assembled and displayed on trestle tables in the open area alongside the duck stream and church. There were many regular traders who sold their goods each market weekday with their cry's of Three fer-a-pand" and (...Read full memory)

The gentleman in the white printer's apron walking towards the camera behind the group of three men on the right hand side of the picture is my grandfather James Cannon (1878-1922). He worked in Hitchin at the printers, Paternoster and Hales, as a compositor.