Many of us use Google everyday, for searching illness symptoms, finding our journey route by using Google Maps, searching where our nearest supermarket is, and whether our celebrity crush is married or not – the list is endless. Google is home to a plethora of answers about every subject you could possibly think of.
When it comes to Hertfordshire, there are many questions to ask. As well as which famous celebrities whose faces can be found in Herts, many people have used the search engine to find out how far Hertfordshire is from the Capital, what the University is like, and more.
HertsLive decided to give it a go and see what people want to know about our beautiful county. The following are a few of the most popular suggested questions when you type the who, what, why, when of Hertfordshire into Google.
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Who is Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner? (PCC)
David Lloyd has served as the Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire since 2012. He was elected as Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners in July 2017.
Before being elected as a PCC, David was Chairman of the Hertfordshire Police Authority. David is also the Lead of the APCC Portfolio Group on Criminal Justice System Efficiency and Effectiveness.
What is Hertfordshire in Pride and Prejudice?
It is said that Herts serves as the primary setting of Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. The famous author used several locations in the county as the inspiration for places and incidents mentioned in her most popular book, Pride and Prejudice , published in 1813.
Meryton, the imaginary town in the novel where Mrs Phillip live and the soldiors are boarded, is said to be located near Longbourne and Netherfield in Hertfordshire. It has been suggested by Jane Austin fans and historians that Austin is perhaps referring to the market town on Harpenden when referencing Meryton. Some even suggest that it could be Hertford.
In the novel, Longbourn in Hertfordshire is home to the Bennet family estate near the town of Meryton. Netherfield in Hertfordshire is home to Bingley’s estate near Longbourn and near the town of Meryton.
Where is Hertfordshire University located?
The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, just 25 minutes by train from London’s King’s Cross station and within easy access of the A1(M). Hertfordshire University is mainly based at two campuses – College Lane and de Havilland.
As of 2021, it has over 25,130 students, including more than 5,200 international students that together represent 100 countries. The university is one of Hertfordshire’s largest employers with over 2,700 staff, 812 of whom are academic members of staff.
The university has nine schools: Hertfordshire Business School, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Education, Health and Social Work, Humanities (which oversees its CATS programme), Hertfordshire Law School, Life and Medical Sciences, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science and Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium.
Why is Hertfordshire called Hertfordshire?
The word Hertfordshire (Saxon “Heorotfordscir” or “Heorotfordscír”) can be originally dated back to 866. The word Hertford is derived from the Anglo-Saxon heort ford, which means deer crossing- perhaps explaining why many emblems feature deer.
The name Hertfordshire is first recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1011 but the county’s true history lies in the 10th century, when Edward the Elder established two burhs in Hertford in 912 and 913.
There is evidence of humans living in Hertfordshire from the Middle Stone Age. It was first farmed during the Neolithic period and permanent habitation appeared at the beginning of the Bronze Age. As a result of the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43, the aboriginal Catuvellauni quickly adapted; resulting in the development of several new towns, including Verulamium (St Albans). How interesting!
How far away is London from Hertfordshire?
A popular county for many London commuters, many Herts residents wake up bright an early on Monday morning for the regular commute into the city. Therefore, it seems many people are interested in finding out just how long it takes to get to the capital.
According to rome2rio, the distance between London and Hertfordshire is 23 miles by train and the distance by road is around 18.3 miles. There are roughly 537 weekly trains into London with an average journey time of 30-45 minutes. Trains often travel into popular stations such as London Kings Cross and Moorgate every 10 minutes or so.
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