This is Hertford.
This is Hertford in the fall.
Mild and damp. Darkening and contemplative.
Persistent signs of life and hope on every corner.
Did I say fall?
Just last night Hertford held its annual Christmas Gala. For the first time this year, the town was aglow with holiday lights and (officially sanctioned) festive spirit. Technically it's still November, but you could have fooled me.