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1893 text

Puckeridge, a village in Hertfordshire six and a half miles N.N.E, of Ware.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Cumgranissalis  •  Link

were once separate but are now one settlement at the centre of East Herts and near the Roman crossroads of Ermine Street and Stane Street......
The fact that Puckeridge was once an important coaching stop is evident still today in the arches in the High Street which used to lead to stable yards. Diarist Samuel Pepys took advantage of its many inns, including the Falcon in 1662. He wrote: 'The way about Puckeridge very bad, and my wife, in the very last dirty place of all, got a fall, but no hurt, though some dirt.'
once famous for its Hunt, but foxes now can roam and steal the local chickens.
found this back to SP
Some of the local village names be fun.
There be village of Nasty and one time had a women's institute.
There be Braughing , Hadhams, Hare street, Wadesmill etc.

Bill  •  Link

Puckeridge, a village in Hertfordshire six and a half miles N.N.E. of Ware.
---Wheatley, 1899.

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