For many years Wally Wright has been the eminence grise of local history in Sawbridgeworth. He is the author and co-author of many articles and a few books about our area. He was curator of the Museum of the Stortford History Society. Maintaining and safeguarding all the material gathered by him over the years was one of the reasons for setting up the Sawbridgeworth Local History Society. Now, well into his 10th decade he continues to work with us. His experience and expertise is valued by us all. So it was only just that at our AGM last month it was agreed to appoint him our president. We are honoured that he has accepted that position.