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

Rivers Nursery

By | September 11, 2018

In October last year our still relatively new Sawbridgeworth Local History Society organised its first Evening Meeting. Our speaker was Elizabeth Waugh whose book, Rivers Nursery of Sawbridgeworth: the Art of Practical Pomology, was published in 2009. Elizabeth very kindly wrote an article for this website which can be found by clicking on the following… Read More »

Our first evening meeting

By | October 26, 2017

Yes folks, on Thursday 19th October at 7pm the SLHS will hold its first evening meeting. Our speaker will be local author Liz Waugh and her subject will be ‘Rivers Orchard in the context of a rural way of life’ The event will place in the Hailey Centre in Bell Street Sawbridgeworth (next to the… Read More »

We did well at the scarecrow festival

By | November 28, 2017

Hello, As you may know  High Wych held its second scarecrow festival last weekend. Although the weather was not as brilliant as it was last year participation broke all records. The village was rewarded with a two page spread in the Herts & Essex Observer and also with an online video. If you are interested,… Read More »

Meet Asgar

By | November 28, 2017

Hello, As some of you may know on Saturday 9th September and the following Sunday the High Wych scarecrow and flower fesstival will be held. Scarecrows will line the road from The Hand and Crown Pub to High Wych School and along High Wych Lane up to The Manor of Groves Hotel. The centre of… Read More »