Local Books for Local People

By | April 18, 2019

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society has produced one book, re-reprinted an important classic and was also involved in the reprint of another important local publication. Find out about these below. Or you could go to the link on the right our opening page and perhaps carry on to our book order form. These are the… Read More »

Number 1 Fair Green

By | March 12, 2019

The new owner of 1 Fair Green is interested in finding out about the history of their house. If anyone has any information for them, please would you pass it on. Thank you.

Walter Lawrence

By | February 18, 2019

Our recent post about Walter Lawrence on our Facebook page has prompted several responses and new Likes for the page. So many family memories have been shared that it will take a while for them to be collated into an article and we apologise for that. We would like to encourage as many people as… Read More »

World War Two Oral History Project

By | February 1, 2019

To mark the anniversary of World War 2 we are planning an oral history project involving the people of Sawbridgeworth who were living here at that time and who are willing to share their experiences. We would like to interview and possibly film these people for an event on 3rd September at the Hailey Centre.… Read More »

Robert Jocelyn, 1st Viscount Jocelyn

By | January 19, 2019

We have another article connected to Great Hyde Hall. There is no evidence that Robert Jocelyn lived at the Hall but he is buried at Great St Mary’s church and there is a bust of him above the pulpit.

1st Earl of Roden

By | January 29, 2019

We have added a new article to the site about the 1st Earl of Roden, a member of the Jocelyn family who owned Great Hyde Hall. Read the full article here.

2nd Earl of Roden

By | January 29, 2019

This is another article in the series about the owners of Great Hyde Hall by Douglas Coe. Robert Jocelyn died at Great Hyde Hall and was buried at Great St Mary’s church. Read the full article here.

Happy New Year!

By | January 29, 2019

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society wishes all members, friends and neighbours a very prosperous and peaceful 2019.

Earl of Arran

By | January 29, 2019

The latest article on our website is about the Earl of Arran who lived at Great Hyde Hall for a while. This is a follow-up to a previous article entitled “Hyde Hall/Great Hyde Hall”. Read the full article here.

Celebrating Rivers’ Wassail.

By | December 11, 2018

The latest article on our website is Celebrating Rivers’ Wassail by Elizabeth Waugh. It contains two illustrations and the Rivers’ Wassail song. The Wassail has become an annual event celebrating the fruit trees.