Meet the Barnards

Hello again, On our articles page we just posted a story about the Barnards by Douglas Coe. The name Barnard is well known around these parts. Most people will know about the Fawbert and Barnard School in Knight Street and another school of that name in Harlow. People might also have heard of Sir Edmund Read More …

Fun on the Field was Fun !!

It’s already a few weeks ago but we’d like to share two pictures taken at that event. The weather was kind to us with sunshine and blue skies all day. These occasions seem to be just to sort of thing our society needs to promote itself. The above picture shows Gill Munro and Chris Catling Read More …

Come and see us at Fun on the Field !!

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society will have a stall at this upcoming event to be held on Sunday 2nd July from 12 noon at the Bullfields Recreation Centre / field  / grounds.                                                                     So once again, if you have any information on the history of our town you are willing to share with us: photographs, documents, Read More …

Wally Wright – a correction

Hello, Some 4 weeks ago we told you about Wally right, our preseident and the eminence grise of our society. We erroneously wrote that Wally had been curator at Rhodes, the Bishops Stortford Museum.                             Wally was in fact the curator of the Museum of the Stortford History Society.   There’s a difference.                   So sorry Wally, we Read More …

Meet our President !!!

For many years Wally Wright has been the eminence grise of local history in Sawbridgeworth. He is the author and co-author of many articles and a few books about our area. He was curator of the Museum of the Stortford History Society.  Maintaining and safeguarding all the material gathered by him over the years was Read More …

A date for your diary ???

Next week, on Wednesday 19th April Theo van de Bilt will be giving a presentation at the Sawbridge Words bookshop in Bell Street Sawbridgeworth. The title of his presentation will be “Tales of a Village Historian”    Theo will draw on his experiences writing the history of High Wych, the village where he lives. It would Read More …