Baldock Through Time (Paperback)
A classic example of a Hertfordshire market town, Baldock has a fascinating history. Founded by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century on the ancient Icknield Way, at a location which had previously been settled in the Roman era and before, Baldock retains its market and annual fair, held by charter dating back to 1199, and contains a wealth of fine buildings. Through comparative views of Tudor timber framing, to classically-proportioned Georgian frontages, and the Art Deco magnificence of what is now a Tesco superstore, Baldock Through Time takes a close look at a town that has not only alternately been known as a brewing centre and the location of the largest hosiery factory in the country, but has also been bypassed twice in the space of forty years.
Hugh Madgin has been interested in the history of Stevenage all his life; he has had various books, articles and booklets published on the town since 1983, including Stevenage- A Photographic History of Your Town and Stevenage: A History and Celebration. He has always lived in the town and is chairman of the committee that runs the Stevenage Farmers' Market.