A message from Liz Waugh

By | April 18, 2020

Hope you are well and finding ways to survive this strange and silent time. The proposal below is meant to act as another way to enjoy thinking about good times and find a way to be positive. Please contribute if it would please you. We are slowly gathering material for a book on Allotments in… Read More »

John Wright’s Railway Memories

By | April 17, 2020

Hello, Many of you will be familiar with John Wright and his Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade website. Before our local history society existedJohn was already active in preserving part of our area’s history most of his content of course centred around his beloved Fire Brigade. Now John has sent us a nice little article about his… Read More »

More articles to read

By | March 10, 2020

Hello, The motto of our society is to research collect record and preserve. In the course of doing this we publish articles. These articles can be read on the articles as PDF page on this website. At the time of writing there are some 60 articles published on that page and its subsections. On this… Read More »

Sawbridgeworth and its Church

By | March 4, 2020

An article by this name was written by Herbert C Andrews in 1929. It was found a few years ago in a cabinet at Sawbridgeworth library. It gives some extremely interesting information about the early history of Great St. Mary’s Church Sawbridgeworth. Apparently unpublished until now ( so we are told ) we are happy… Read More »

The Leventhorpes

By | March 1, 2020

Hello again, Sheila Passfield, a churchwarden at Great St. Mary’s and an ex-pupil at Leventhorpe’s school recently wrote a nice little article about the Leventhorpe family and its relations with Sawbridgeworth. You can find it on our articles as PDF page but also by clicking directly at the below link: The Leventhorpe family of Sawbridgeworth… Read More »

Charles ‘Charley’ Dedman – WW1 soldier

By | January 8, 2020

Charley Dedman was born in Sawbridgeworth in 1887 and was working in Leicestershire where he signed up for the Leicestershire regiment. He was one of the first 50 civilian volunteers to go to France. Sadly he was killed by a German bullet in the head in 1916 and was buried near Guillemont in the Somme.… Read More »

Once again: Pubs

By | October 11, 2019

Douglas Coe has produced another article about pub history in our town. This time the subject is the Fox pub of old and the Millstream Beerhouse. Neither establishment is open today. As we all know there are less and less watering holes to choose from nowadays. Anyway, if you want to read this latest piece… Read More »

A new SLHS publication

By | September 27, 2019

  The first Sawbridgeworth Local History Group short booklet:  Sawbridgeworth Town Mill: A Millennium of Milling and Malting by Elizabeth Waugh, edited by David Royle, focuses on a brief but comprehensive history of the Mill area, now known as Burton’s Mill after the name of its last owner. An industrial site continuously developed since the earliest period… Read More »

Two more articles

By | September 17, 2019

We have been quite busy recently writing and posting new articles. The two newest additions are: An article about the celebration of Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee in Sawbrigeorth.  You can access that one by clicking on the following link 1887 victoria 50 – SBW The second article is an edited version of a piece from… Read More »