Ware town historic timeline

  • Jan 1, 1066

    The Norman Conquest

  • Great Bed of Ware

    Built by Hertfordshire Jonas Fosbrooke circa 1590, the bed measures ten by eleven feet and can sleep over 15 people at once.
  • The first tollgate or "turnpike"

    In Wadesmill, near Ware in Hertfordshire an Act was passed which allowed justices of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire to levy tolls on road users.
  • Ware Online is launched

    A community website for the town of Ware. The first month saw 50 visitors. In July 2006, Ware Online received over 50,000 visitors.