Soldiers to march through Welwyn Hatfield today

IN 1660, a regiment marched from Coldstream, in the Scottish borders, to London, to help with the restoration of the Monarchy.

Oliver Cromwell had died and his son Thomas had been nominated as the New Protector of the Commonwealth. The country was in chaos.

Some, 350 years later, the same regiment – the Coldstream Guards – has marched south again and today you can see them in Times Territory.

Their journey will be passing through Knebworth (near Knebworth House) at about 10.30am, then skirting the edge of WGC, before eventually going through Hatfield at 2pm, arriving at the gates of Hatfield House, on the Great North Road, at 2.30pm.

It is hoped their arduous 400-mile journey will raise awareness of the good work soldiers are performing abroad, as well as raising money for the Army Benevolent Fund.


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The walk, which started on January 6, should finish on Saturday.

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