Hitchin is a beautiful historic town based in north Hertfordshire. The earliest reference to the town dates back to the 7th century although the first modern reference to the name of ‘Hitchin’ was made as recently as the 17th century.
The town has the largest parish church in Hertfordshire called St Mary’s and its tower dates back to 1190. The 8th king of Mercia, King Offa is suggested to have founded a church on the same site. Boosted by the wool trade the prosperity of the town flourished in the 17th century as it became a staging post for those travelling to and from London. Hitchin was further strengthened in 1850 to become a commercial centre with the arrival of the railways.
Hitchin has a rich diversity of independent shops and businesses. The town is able to boast independent food retailers, an independent department store also many amazing and innovative fashion retailers. Hitchin is a fusion of charm and originality and it is boosted by a lively four day market, which is always an important attraction. General market days are Tuesdays and Saturdays, with Fridays offering collectables and Bric-a-Brac. Sundays are for car boot sales.
Dogs Trust is delighted to have our new concept “bringing the outdoors inside” retail shop in Hitchin and you can find us at 29, Market Place, Hitchin. SG5 1DY. This store is set to be the most stylish second hand shopping destination in Hitchin. Our friendly and customer focused team have a flair for fashion and collectibles and look forward to welcoming you. We will offer you a great range of unique and preloved one offs.
Funds raised from your donations and purchases will go towards supporting our nearby Rehoming Centres.
Nearest rehoming centre