Although Colvin did not live in Sawbridgeworth very long he had an interesting life and worth reading about.
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.
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 »
Douglas Coe has produced another article about pub history in our town. This time the subject is the Fox pub of old and the Millstream Beerhouse. Neither establishment is open today. As we all know there are less and less watering holes to choose from nowadays. Anyway, if you want to read this latest piece… Read More »
Back in the days, well back in 2016 when the Sawbridgeworth Local History started out, one of the first subjects we wanted to research and write about was pubs. It took a while before we got ourselves organised but over time we did indeed produce some material. Today we publish three new articles on the… Read More »
Douglas Coe, one of our more active members is extremely productive. For the last few months he has been working on the history of the earls of Roden who resided at and owned Hyde Hall aka the Jocelyn family. The first of these articles was published on our site in November of last year. Douglas… Read More »
We are currently gearing up to the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society will mark the occasion by holding an event where local witnesses will tell us how they were affected by these event. More about that later. In time for these commemoration Douglas Coe has… Read More »
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.
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.
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.