Weekly Bulletin & Manager's Notes FIXTURES   Saturday 10 September home to Basingstoke  League  kick off 3.00pm.   Monday 12 September  away to Cambridge...more 10 September 2016

Scenes from the BBC drama series Doctor Foster were filmed in Hitchin

It is within the Hitchin and Harpenden constituency for representation in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. In the 2010 general election, Peter Lilley of the Conservative Party was elected. Between 1983 and 1997 Hitchin was included in the North Hertfordshire constituency. Before that it was in the Hitchin constituency.

Hitchin Town Supporters Trust 2016 -2017 Aims and Objectives of Hitchin Town Supporters Trust The aim of Hitchin Town Supporters...more 26 May 2016

From all of us at Hitchin Lavender we wanted to thank all of you who visited us over the last few months. Can't wait to see you all next year, we start up again on 27th May 2017! 

Actor and comedian Bob Hope "claimed to have inherited his sense of humour from his paternal grandfather from Hitchin".[18]

Hitchin is in the local government district of North Hertfordshire which was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of rural and urban councils. There is now no town council in Hitchin.[10] Residents elect 13 members to the North Hertfordshire District Council. There are five electoral wards in Hitchin: Bearton, Highbury, Oughton, Priory and Walsworth.

Hitchin Lavender is a lavender farm attraction close to both London and Cambridge.We have around 25 miles of lavender rows which you can walk through and pick your own fresh flowers from. 

Part of the 2010 BBC TV series Just William was filmed at the British Schools Museum.[17]

Formed in 2003 and known as FVS TRI until November 2009, Team Trisports [3] is a Hitchin-based triathlon club. In addition to triathlon, the club is affiliated to England Athletics and British Cycling.

Faversham Town 2 Hitchin Town 2 It’s been said already that this was a game of two halves. Hitchin had moved into a comfortable 2-0 lead by the interval...more September 17 2016

Weekly Bulletin & Manager's Notes FIXTURE   Saturday 17 September away to Faversham  F A Cup 2nd qualifying round  kick off 3.00pm. Coach leaves at 10.00am....more 16 September 2016

Hitchin has a local swimming club, Hitchin Swimming Club [2], which competes at local level, county and regional level.

The name of the town also is associated with the small river that runs through the town, most picturesquely in front of the east end of St. Mary's Church, the town's parish church. The river is noted on maps as the River Hiz. Contrary to how most people now pronounce the name, that is to say phonetically, the 'z' was an abbreviated character for a 'tch' sound, as in the name of the town. It would have been pronounced 'River Hitch'.

The 1951 book My Turn to make the Tea by Monica Dickens is set in Hitchin (renamed Downingham in the book).

The farm has some spectacular views of rural Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and there are many interesting walks surrounding us.  

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It also houses Hitchin Cricket Club, which has been an important cricket club within the area since 1866.

The town flourished on the wool trade, and located near the Icknield Way and by the 17th century Hitchin was a staging post for coaches coming from London. By the middle of the 19th century the railway had arrived, and with it a new way of life for Hitchin. The corn exchange was built in the market place and within a short time Hitchin established itself as a major centre for grain trading.

Colney Heath 1 Hitchin Town 4 (FA Youth Cup) Colney Heath 1 Hitchin Town 4 All goals came in the first half. Man of the Match Callum Steed scored a first half hat-trick...more 9 September 2016

Hitchin is within the East of England constituency of the European Parliament which currently elects 7 MEPs. Prior to 1999 and the adoption of proportional representation, Hitchin was in the Hertfordshire constituency.

There are several primary schools in Hitchin. Secondary education is provided at Hitchin Girls' School, Hitchin Boys' School and the Priory School. There is a campus of the North Hertfordshire College in Hitchin, and it is also the home of the Benslow Music Trust which provides music education for adults.

Elizabeth the Queen Mother's birth in 1900 was registered at Hitchin, which is a few miles from her parent's English country house, St Paul's Walden Bury, where she spent much of her childhood.

A white van ended up on its roof at a notorious accident blackspot in Hitchin today.

Inside our 17th century barn we have a range of lunches and home made cakes available and you can also browse our products and choose from our large variety of lavender plants on offer.

The Hitchin Nomads Cycling Club, which caters for many competitive and non-competitive cycling disciplines was formed in the town in 1931. It is affiliated to British Cycling, the Cyclists' Touring Club, Cycling time trials and local cycling associations. Notable former members include pre-eminent cycling travel writer Harold Briercliffe and Max Pendleton, father of Olympic gold-medallist and track cycling World Champion Victoria Pendleton.

Hitchin is also home to Blueharts Hockey Club [1], a leading club since 1946.

A purse, a cashcard and a mobile phone have been taken in a spate of thefts from the elderly in Hitchin and Letchworth over the past week – and police have now appealed for witnesses.

The latter half of the 20th century has also brought great changes in communication to Hitchin. Motorways have shortened the journey time and brought Luton, a few miles away on the M1, and the A1 (M) even closer. By the close of the 20th century, Hitchin had become a satellite dormitory town for London. Hitchin also developed a fairly strong Sikh community based around the Walsworth area.

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As well as the fields of lavender we also grow sunflowers and have a wildflower area.

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Hitchin Running Club was formed in 2008 and is one of the most popular clubs in the town. They enjoy a large fan base and many local people of all abilities take part in the social aspects due to the diverse range of people that meet. They are based at the rugby club and are a not for profit organisation. They are also linked with other health related companies to help people enjoy a healthier lifestyle.


Working with our UK manufacturers we have been busy over Winter trying to improve our lavender products.

A Sandy peer and former parliamentarian is set to speak about his political career and experiences in a talk next month.

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The British Schools Museum in Hitchin is home to the world’s only known complete Lancasterian Schoolroom, which was built in 1837 to teach boys by the Lancasterian method (peer tutoring).

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