A 21-year-old admin worker from Baldock has told of the horrifying moment she had to slam on the brakes and swerve into a field to avoid a crash right in front of her on the A505 yesterday evening.
The symbols on the shield briefly illustrate the history of the town. The staff is for Royston Priory, the roses for Tudor connections, while James I is represented by the checky fesse of the Stewarts. The hart represents Hertfordshire. The crest depicts a hooded crow, known within the region as a "Royston crow". He stands on the "Royce Stone" in the town centre.
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Defending champion Jonnie Peacock feels winning T44 100m gold at the Rio Paralympics on Friday ranks higher in his sporting achievements than his London 2012 heroics.
In 2007 the scheme became one of 79 Sustrans Connect2 projects to receive Big Lottery funding. The Connect2 project makes reference only to the subway option.
Until 1540 the "vill" of Royston was divided between five parishes: Barkway, Reed and Therfield in Hertfordshire and Melbourn and Kneesworth in Cambridgeshire. In that year it became a separate ecclesiastical parish, partly in each county.
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James' successor, Charles I visited Royston less frequently than his father. In June 1647 he was brought through the town as a prisoner of the Parliamentary army. After Charles's death the royal buildings fell into disrepair. The Crown sold its last interests in the town in 1866.
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A six-year-old girl from Royston has won a family pass to Woburn Safari Park after her drawing was chosen as the winning entry in a family-themed art contest.
The town council uses the coat of arms granted to the urban district council in 1952. The blazon of the arms is: Argent a fesse gules thereon another chequy of the first and sable in chief two Tudor roses barbed and seeded and in the base a stag trippant the whole surmounting an archiepiscopal staff, all proper. And for a crest on a wreath of the colours, perched upon a representation of the Royse Stone, a hooded crow proper.
After you quit Ware...the land grows by degrees poorer; the chalk lies nearer and nearer to the surface, till you come to the open common-fields within a few miles of Royston [which] is at the foot of this high poor land; or, rather in a dell, the open side of which looks towards the North. It is a common market town. Not mean, but having nothing of beauty about it...
Public toilets are located just along the road from the museum.
A mum from Barrington has founded a project organising more than 100 charity concerts up and down the country to support homeless people – and it all started at her kitchen table.
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Air transport links located nearby include both London Luton and London Stansted airports, both of which are major air hubs in the south of England.
Royston has three tiers of local government at parish (town), district and county level.
Additionally there is St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School (Years N-6)
Royston sits at the junction of the A10 and A505 roads, both of which are important road links through Hertfordshire and beyond. The town is also convenient for fast links to London and the north, as it is only a short distance from both the A1(M) and M11 motorways.
In 1742 a strange cave carved out of the chalk was discovered in the centre of Royston. Royston Cave is located underneath the central crossroads of the town. The carvings in the cave have led to much speculation about the origin and function of the cave.
There is a ramp access at the front entrance.
A Swedish artist residing near Royston is to have her work displayed at an exhibition at Burloes Farm Studios as part of Herts Open Studios 2016, a county-wide event which gives the public the chance to visit artists and find out about their ideas, inspiration and methods.
Royston Town F.C. has a Non-League football club, Royston Town F.C., which plays at Garden Walk.
Royston Town made it three Southern League Division One Central victories on the trot as they squeezed past Bedford Town 1-0 at Garden Walk on Saturday.
Hertfordshire County Council has 77 councillors, of which one is elected for the Royston electoral division. The current councillor (as of 2008) is a member of the majority Conservative group.
Two drama school graduates, who share a passion for creating theatre and working with youngsters, are putting the two together as start their own children’s drama school in Royston.
The museum shop has a wide range of gifts and souvenirs as well as books and publications of local interest.
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Will Dacey notched 20 points as Royston got the new season off to a winning start with a convincing victory at Saracens Amateurs on Saturday.
Royston has a number of great cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy.
The mother of a nine-year-old boy with autism has said it was heartbreaking when she saw the four new green telecom boxes in Royston had ruined his view from the bench he liked to sit on to watch cars.
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William Cobbett mentions the town (somewhat gloomily) in his Rural Rides:
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The town having lost its monastic charter, the priory site was obtained by Robert Chester, a gentleman of the bedchamber to Henry VIII, who set up a market. Much of the town was given over to inns catering for travellers mainly travelling between London and York.
Royston Cave is managed by the Royston & District Local History Society on behalf of Royston Town Council.