Hatfield

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Hatfield

About Hatfield

Hatfield is a town located in Hertfordshire. Present day Hatfield is a post war New Town, developed as part of the New Towns act to rebuild urban areas after the destruction of World War 2.

Hatfield is home to the University of Hertfordshire which has more than 27,000 students. It was shortlisted for university of the year awards in 2008 and 2009 and is considered one of the greenest universities in the UK.

Throughout the 20th century Hatfield was well known for its importance to the aviation industry. During the second world war the Mosquito fighter bomber was produced in Hatfield. Hatfields aircraft factory was closed in 1993.

The UK telephone dialling code for Hatfield is 01707.

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The Guardian

Mining union in £4m loan to Hatfield Colliery
The Guardian
John Grogan, chair of Hatfield Colliery, approached the NUM on 1 September and the loan was arranged within days. "Without an injection of finance we would have been struggling to get into the new face, and this [funding] allows us to get into it and ...
Hatfield Colliery secures funding to 2016BBC News
NUM loan saves Hatfield pitMorning Star Online
£4m NUM loan extends life of Hatfield CollieryYorkshire Post
Doncaster Today -South Yorkshire Times
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