Centenary Event

Andy    May 9, 2022

On the 27th May 1922, the Hitchin and district and Letchworth and district Camera Clubs, organised a photographic outing around Hitchin, well 100 years (and 1 day) later HCC will be re-running this event!

The route is fairly easy walking (with only one section of easy track) and takes you through Hitchin, Charlton, and St Ippolyts. Thanks to David Howlett of the Hitchin Historical Society the route is annotated with a number of historical facts about the places you’ll pass, so the walk should be educational as welll as being a great inspiration for your photography.

A number of our members are digging out their film cameras to shoot the event authentically. I’ll be shooting my 1949 Zeiss Ikon and a couple of members will be bringing along 100 year old Kodak Autographics!

This is a great promotional event for the club and we welcome you, your friends and family to come and take part!

Andy Hyde
Chairman Hitchin Camera Club

When and where…

Time and Date: Saturday May 28th at 11:00 AM

Starting point : Hitchin Railway station

Ending point : Silver Birch Room Christchurch

Distance: approx. 10Km or 6 miles

Time : Allow about 3 hours for the walk (to include time for taking photos)

A Shorter option…

If you don’t fancy doing the full 6 miles there’s a sneaky Short-cut.

Follow the route from the Railway station through town and out towards Charlton along the Charlton Road, but before you reach the village itself, turn left onto the foot path (which was part of the original route). Follow this back towards Hitchin and the Three Moore hens Roundabout. From here you can follow Park Street back into Town.

The Shortened route is a little under 3 miles.

A walking free option…

For those who aren’t able to do the walk, you’re welcome to simply come and join us for a cup of tea and biscuit from 2:00 PM at the Silver Birch Room, in Christchurch. We’ll have a display of some of the club’s work and we’d be delighted to tell you about who we are and what we do.


Below you’ll find the Route for 2022, and the original article from Amateur Photographer.

Download the route.

Read the original article here….