Emperor Hadrian


Hadrian visited Britain in the summer of AD 122 as part of his first major tour of the provinces. His primary concern was to to neutralise threats to.....

Emperor Hadrian2024-01-16T15:18:37+00:00

De Havilland – Hatfield


Many who travelled the Great North Road during the 20th Century will recall the latest De Havilland prototypes being flown above and around Hatfield – and.....

De Havilland – Hatfield2024-01-16T12:50:22+00:00

E M Forster


The writer Edward Morgan Forster lived at Rooks Nest House near Stevenage between the ages of 4 and 14. His time there had a lasting impact on him. In.....

E M Forster2020-11-08T20:42:22+00:00

Henry Royce


Sir Henry Royce, a founding partner in Rolls Royce, was born at Alwalton in 1863 where his father was the miller. When the family business failed, they moved.....

Henry Royce2024-01-16T11:37:58+00:00

Isaac Newton


Isaac Newton was born on 25th December 1642 at Woolsthorpe close to the Great North Road near Colsterworth. Woolsthorpe Manor is now a National Trust.....

Isaac Newton2023-07-29T11:07:37+00:00

George Brown


George Brown was test rider for Vincent in their heyday and in 1961 took the Standing Start Kilometre World Record for up to 1000cc machines with an.....

George Brown2020-11-06T17:39:41+00:00
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