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Apart from our Great War book (see elsewhere) there are a few more articles dealing with that tragic conflict.   Access them here 

There is also a growing body of articles abut the Second World War. To access these click on the following link:    Second World War

 Articles on various other subjects are listed below. Click on the link to access them.

The history of Sawbridgeworth’s Town-twinning with Moosburg in Germany by David Royle

Sawbridgeworth has another twin town in Germany – Moosburg. David Royle has written an article about the history of the town twin and a guide to it.

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The history of Sawbridgeworth’s Town-Twinning with Bry-sur-Marne by David Royle

Have you ever wondered how and why we are involved in town-twinning? David Royle has written an article about our French twin-town with its history and a guide.

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Betty Say – Sawbridgeworth to South Australia via Minnesota.

Our latest article, written by Chris Finch, is about the life of a former Sawbridgeworth resident who was adopted by a local family, met her future husband, an American serviceman, during the Second World War. She moved to the USA after the war and later went to live in Australia near to her sister. She… Read More »

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The London Road Fire – 1st February 1905

Our latest article is about the fire on the corner of London Road and Hoestock Road in 1905. It was reported nationally in the Daily Mirror.

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Beale Blackwell Colvin – Resident and short time owner of Pishiobury House

Although Colvin did not live in Sawbridgeworth very long he had an interesting life and worth reading about.

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Editorial policy

Those who wish to offer an article for publication on the site must follow the attached editorial policy.

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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.

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Francis and Fanny Ede

Two ‘forgotten’ owners of Pishiobury House, Sawbridgeworth

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Pishiobury School – the school for “naughty boys”

Later to become offices and flats.

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The Museum of the Great War, Meaux, France

This article is about the visit of the Sawbridgeworth Town Twinning Association in September 2018.

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Sweet rationing in World War Two

This is an article compiled by David Royle in connection with the VE Day celebrations.

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Camp High Wych – a home for the homeless on the old airfield

People were living in the old airfield buildings until the late 1950s. This is their story.

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Sawbridgeworth cinema – now the Roman Catholic church

Many people will remember this building before it closed in 1953.

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Francis Buxton – former owner of Pishiobury House and President of Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club

Former owner of Pishiobury House and President of Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club.

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William Truswell – the man who “captured” Sawbridgeworth

This is an article about a photographer who had a business in Sawbridgeworth. He took many photographs of the local area, many of which were turned into postcards.

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John Wright’s Railway Memories

John Wright and his Sawbridgeworth Fire Brigade website.

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More articles to read

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.

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Thomas Mann Brewer and Benefactor – by Douglas Coe

Sawbridgeworth and its church by Herbert Andrews of EHAS originally written in 1929

The Leventhorpes by St. Mary’s churchwarden Shona Pasfield

1st Viscount Jocelyn – by Douglas Coe

Second Earl of Roden – by Douglas Coe

1st Earl of Roden – by Douglas Coe

Earl of Arran– by Douglas Coe

Richard Josslyn/Josselyn/Jocelyn c1528-1575 – “Builder” of Hyde Hall – – by Douglas Coe

Celebrating Rivers Wassail  – by Elizabeth Waugh

Peter Rober T Hickman Tilbury (1914 – 1961) The Story Of A Sawbridgeworth Adventurer – by Douglas Coe

Hyde Hall – The story of a manorial home – by Douglas Coe

The story of the supposed ‘Horse Race course’ at West Road – by Douglas Coe

All the fun of the fair – The Sawbridgeworth Horse Fair in the olden days – by Gill Munro, Wally Wright and Theo van de Bilt

A manorial history of Sayesbury – Sawbridgeworth  – part one – by Theo van de Bilt

Asgar the Staller – first known Lord of Sawbridgeworth by Douglas Coe

Meet the Barnards by Douglas Coe

The Sawbridgeworth WW1 Memorial Group visits Ypres and St. Julien by Theo van de Bilt

The Dorringtons of Little Hallingbury and Sawbridgeworth – by Philip Hays

Sawbridgeworth in the thirties – by Edna Richardson

A miller’s tale – the life of Thomas Burton – by Douglas Coe

A day at the races- by Douglas Coe

Sawbridgeworth Watermills – by Douglas Coe

John Prior – a Sawbridgeworth entrepeneur – by Douglas Coe

The Sawbridgeworth friendly society by Douglas Coe

Rivers Nursery and the Rural way of life by Elizabeth Waugh

Annie Thomas and Richard Clements – from Sawbridgeworth to Canada via the Poorhouse – by Francis Frances

The Sawbridgeworth Congregational church – by Theo van de Bilt

Brian Rochester – by Hilary Matthews and Theo van de Bilt

 

 

Walter Lawrence  – a history part one – by Theo van de Bilt

Walter Lawrence – history part two – by Theo van de Bilt

An article about the 3rd Earl of Roden by Douglas Coe

An article about 4th Earl of Roden by Douglas Coe

An article about John Strange the 5th earl of Roden by Douglas Coe

An article about the later Rodens, the last three Jocelyn owners of Hyde Hall – by Douglas Coe

The Market House – a Sawbridgeworth landmark through the ages – by Douglas Coe

Who lived where in Sawbridgworth_in 1911 – by Hilary Matthews and Theo van de Bilt

Douglas Hayter and the Spellbrook LawnmowersDavid James 

1887 Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee is celebrated in Sawbridgeworth – by Theo van de Bilt

John Wright’s Railway Memories