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The recent Buntingford Local History Group, "History of the High Street" exhibition at the Manor House on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October was a great success with many residents visiting to see the many exhibits. I did notice that the displays prompted many conversations like "Do you remember Trudgetts" or "Do you remember Bormans, the Toy Shop" or "What was that building before it was the Library". I remember before I moved here in 1971, I was a service engineer for a private telephone company, and I covered all over East and North Herts. One of my many customers was the Marmet Pram company, based in Letchworth, and they had a satellite operation here in Buntingford, in the building that is now Direct Carpets at the northern end of the High Street.

Some members of the Civic Society were in attendance for both days and we are pleased to say that we now have 17 new members, a warm welcome to you all.

Well done to Carol Emery and her team of helpers who put together the many displays that attracted the interest of so many visitors, a lot of hard work, time and effort went into the research and production of the displays.

Well, Autumn is now upon us, the nights are drawing in and it is getting chillier and by the time you read this the clocks will be going back, Saturday 28th October or will have already done so. Even so there are still things to look forward to in the coming months. Remembrance Sunday 11th November at the War Memorial, "Lights of Love" and Late-Night Shopping, Friday 1st December.

My wife and I are keen gardeners and have been hard at work recently, clearing out our summer bedding in anticipation of planting the Winter bedding. I must say this year has been a bit erratic with the weather but the plants seem to have not only survived but thrived, mainly due to the installation of 3 water butts that supplied us with rainwater for the driest days.

Just a reminder that we are still looking for Executive Committee Members. We meet once a month on the second Monday in the month at the Manor House and if you are interested, please contact our hard working secretary. Carol Noble by email at secretary@buntingfordcivic.org.uk

Graham Waite, Chairman, Buntingford Civic Society

If you have any queries about Buntingford Civic Society or issues you would like to raise, you can email the Chairman direct at chairman@buntingfordcivic.org.uk.

The November issue of the Buntingford Journal will be available from the usual retailers from 27th October.

More information about the Buntingford Civic Society can be found here and membership forms can be found here.

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