Charley Dedman was born in Sawbridgeworth in 1887 and was working in Leicestershire where he signed up for the Leicestershire regiment. He was one of the first 50 civilian volunteers to go to France. Sadly he was killed by a German bullet in the head in 1916 and was buried near Guillemont in the Somme.… 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 »
The name of Walter Lawrence brings back many memories to people in East Hertfordshire. Indeed from 1907 to 1982 a factory with that name stood at the Stort riverside and on the borders of Sawbridgeworth and Sheering. However, the company was started much earlier. It’s founder, let’s call him Walter 1st, was born 22 February… Read More »
The 1911 census was undertaken in April of that year. It is often referred to as the fertility census, the reason for that being that at the time eugenics had become very popular.
Our recent post about Walter Lawrence on our Facebook page has prompted several responses and new Likes for the page. So many family memories have been shared that it will take a while for them to be collated into an article and we apologise for that. We would like to encourage as many people as… 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.
The latest article on our website is about the Earl of Arran who lived at Great Hyde Hall for a while. This is a follow-up to a previous article entitled “Hyde Hall/Great Hyde Hall”. Read the full article here.
A recent addition to our collection of articles is about Peter Tilbury, a resident of Sawbridgeworth, who took part in Antarctic explorations.
We have a new article on our website about Great Hyde – its history and inhabitants including ghosts and (in the 1980s) rock star Suzi Quatro. Read the full article here.
There is a new article on the website about a local man, Private William Alfred Whybrew, who survived the Great War to return home and start a family. Read the full article here