Hitchin

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Hitchin

Hitchin, city (1991 pop. 33,480), Hertfordshire, SE England. Hitchin was the site of a monastery in Offa's time and appears in the Domesday Book as a royal manor named Hiz. Corn and cattle are traded at a biweekly market. Industries include building contracting, engineering, tanning, parchment making, medicinal distilling, and rose growing. Henry Bessemer, the inventor, and George Chapman were born in Hitchin.
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IAN POULTER Age: 36 Born: Hitchin, England Cup appearances: 3 Record: P11 W8 L3 Majors: 0 Runner-up to Padraig Harrington in 2008 Open and responded to Ryder Cup wild-card that year by top-scoring with four points out of five.