Bishops's Stortford Through Time, by Kate J. Cole

Bishops's Stortford Through Time, by Kate J. Cole
Published by Amberley in 2014, 96 pages. Paperback (N7887)

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From the rear side cover: From its earliest days, Bishop’s Stortford was a prosperous town, something that continues up to the present day. After the manor of Stortford was purchased by the Bishop of London in the eleventh century, Bishop’s Stortford developed into a thriving market town in the Middle Ages. The opening of the Stort Navigation in 1769, along with the introduction of the railway in the nineteenth century, further increased its prosperity. Today, with excellent transport links to London, and Stansted Airport providing access to the rest of the world, Bishop’s Stortford is a town on the rise. Featuring full-colour images and fantastic vintage postcards, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time takes the reader on a fascinating journey of the town’s history and how it became what it is today.

The book will delight anyone who has lived or grown up in Bishop's Stortford, as well as people with a more general interest in the social history of this part of Hertfordshire and beyond....