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 »

Pubs, pubs, pubs

By | September 13, 2019

Back in the days, well back in 2016 when the Sawbridgeworth Local History started out, one of the first subjects  we wanted to research and write about was pubs. It took a while before we got ourselves organised but over time we did indeed produce some material. Today we publish three new articles on the… Read More »

Four new articles on our website!

By | September 1, 2019

Douglas Coe, one of our more active members is extremely productive. For the last few months he has been working on the history of the earls of Roden who resided at and owned Hyde Hall aka the Jocelyn family. The first of these articles was published on our site in  November of last year.  Douglas… Read More »

Sawbridgeworth remembers the Fallen from WW2

By | August 9, 2019

We are currently gearing up to the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society will mark the occasion by holding an event where local witnesses will tell us how they were affected by these event. More about that later. In time for these commemoration Douglas Coe has… Read More »

A visit to HALS in Hertford

By | July 17, 2019

On Monday 15th July some SLHS members paid a visit to HALS, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Services and were given a tour of the premises. We saw some very old documents, one even dating from before the Norman Conquest! We were shown how documents and artefacts are kept under strict climate control. The humidity indicator… Read More »

Another Open Evening

By | May 30, 2019

THURSDAY 30 MAY 2019 HAILEY CENTRE 1900-2100 MARION HILLS (HALS): ‘REMARKABLE WOMEN IN HERTFORDSHIRE’S HISTORY’ Members £2; non-members £5. Membership on the night £10 including entry! For further information please contact Theo van de Bilt or David Royle