Author Archives: Theo van de Bilt

About Theo van de Bilt

Theo is a Dutch expatriate and a retired publishing professional. He has always had an interest in history,. His interest in local history came about through shame: how come I have lived in East Herts for so long and still know so little about it

More articles to read

By | March 10, 2020

Hello, 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. At the time of writing there are some 60 articles published on that page and its subsections. On this… Read More »

Sawbridgeworth and its Church

By | March 4, 2020

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 Apparently unpublished until now ( so we are told ) we are happy… Read More »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

By | March 1, 2020

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 »

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 »