Sawbridgeworth’s connection to the slave trade

The Black Lives Matter movement is raising awareness of the injustices done to black people because of the colour of their skin. Here in Sawbridgeworth there is evidence of the historical injustice that is the basis for present day racism. Four generations of families connected to the Manor of Pishiobury were slave owners or profited from… Read More »

High Wych allotments

This article is about the history of the allotments at High Wych. The Local History Society is looking to produce a booklet on the allotments in Sawbridgeworth and the article begins with a request for experiences now and in the past from local allotment holders.

A message from Liz Waugh

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 »

Sawbridgeworth and its Church

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 Apparently unpublished until now ( so we are told ) we are happy… Read More »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

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

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 »