Some more information about Braughing
Braughing has a population of 1150 in 463 households (2001 Census) and includes the hamlets of Bozen Green, Braughing Friars, Upp Hall, Dassels, Hamels Park and Hay Street and lies in the narrow valley of the river Quin, which rises in Barkway and flows south into the river Rib, a short distance to the southwest of Braughing village.
People have lived in Braughing at least since the iron age and it has many listed buildings, many with medieval origins. Hertfordshire's County Archaeology team recently highlighted Braughing's national importance in one of a series of archaeological surveys of historic urban areas in Hertfordshire (part of the English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey Programme).
The community is proud of its heritage and traditions, such as Old Man's Day which has been celebrated for over 400 years. It is also famous for its geese and ducks, local sausages, an annual wheelbarrow race and drama group. A Millennium Village Sign was created in bronze by local sculptor John Farnham and Lotte Farnham in June 2000.
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