Category Archives: Events

World War Two Oral History Project

By | February 1, 2019

To mark the anniversary of World War 2 we are planning an oral history project involving the people of Sawbridgeworth who were living here at that time and who are willing to share their experiences. We would like to interview and possibly film these people for an event on 3rd September at the Hailey Centre.… Read More »

Book launch

By | October 27, 2018

Last Friday, 26th October, we held our book launch which was attended by 35 people. We heard about how the book was created from articles already written and new ones researched. Dorrington’s very kindly donated cakes to add to the tea, coffee and prosecco which we enjoyed. Twenty seven books were sold on the night… Read More »

“The March” – a play about the suffrage campaign.

By | September 25, 2018

“The March” celebrates the centenary of women getting the vote, with a drama based on the history of suffrage campaigners in East Herts. It is being performed at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12/£10 for the under 18s. For more information visit www.pinsandfeathersproductions.com/the-march.

The SLHS at the May Fayre

By | May 10, 2018

On Sunday 6 May at the Sawbridgeworth May Fayre we had lots of interest in our stand. People came and looked at our old maps of the town. Who would not be interested to to see what was there before their homes were built and if they live in an old property to try and… Read More »

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 »

Come and see us at Fun on the Field !!

By | November 28, 2017

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society will have a stall at this upcoming event to be held on Sunday 2nd July from 12 noon at the Bullfields Recreation Centre / field  / grounds.                                                                     So once again, if you have any information on the history of our town you are willing to share with us: photographs, documents,… Read More »