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The Hockerill Fountain

Monday, March 17, 2014

A picture in a recently donated book of postcards of old Bishops Stortford grabbed my attention.  It was of the cross roads at Hockerill in the early years of the last century.   In the centre was a large drinking fountain, complete with gas lamp. A second view, from a later postcard reveals the addition of traffic signs, and shows the fountain in action. This fountain was a gift to the town, from Edwin and Eliza Eyre, in 1872.  They were related to the Houblon family who owned the nearby estate of Hallingbury Place, in Great Hallingbury.  The estate was inherited...

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