A member of the group describes her memories of the horse-driven milk cart delivering to her street.
A member of the group describes her experience of shopping during Hatfield's development.
Jessie Axford describes exploring Hatfield's local countryside with her young family.
Like many other towns and cities Hatfield's Roundtable group was a meeting group of young business and professional men from the local community. Donald Hodson describes more about his experience as a Roundtable member in Hatfield.
Donald Hodson describes his growing family's house-moves within Hatfield.
The need for shops at Hilltop by new Hatfield residents, led the New Towns Commission to initially develop a row of temporary shops in new terraced Housing. Donald Hodson ran a chemists in this row, before moving to the permanent shopping precinct when built. He described more about this odd arrangement!
Hilltop Community Centre and Public House was at the centre of its local Community. Donald Hodson described more about what was on offer there:
St John’s church opened in Hatfield in the 1960s after a series of fundraising activities including the sale of shilling brick cards for the church building fund. Jessie Axford describes more about the Church and worshipping there:
Hatfield’s Chess Club became one of the top four clubs in the country at one time. Donald Hodson explains more:
Gerald Model came to Hatfield to set up a new Chiropody practice. He comments on the changes he saw, living in the Roe Green area of Hatfield after he moved to Hatfield from St Albans in 1959:
First Christmas in a new house in new town Hatfield in 1960
First Christmas in a new house in new town Hatfield in the late 1950s
Starting up a new Pharmacy business in New Town Hatfield in the late 1950s
Setting up a business in the new town in the late 1950s
Shopping facilities in South Hatfield in the late 1950s
Working on the cleanup operation after the 1957 storm damage
Storm damage to the new town houses in Hatfield
Jessie Axford moved to Hatfield in 1956 with her husband, having previously lived in Surrey
Moving to a new house and building work