Happy 70th birthday*, Hemel Hempstead
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What's so special about Hemel Hempstead turning 70?

Seventy years ago the post-war government promised to help victims of the London blitz by building "new towns". Six thousand acres were bought in Hertfordshire and Hemel Hempstead was born.

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  • 04 Feb 2017
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