2nd Earl of Roden

By | January 29, 2019

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.

Happy New Year!

By | January 29, 2019

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society wishes all members, friends and neighbours a very prosperous and peaceful 2019.

Earl of Arran

By | January 29, 2019

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.

Celebrating Rivers’ Wassail.

By | December 11, 2018

The latest article on our website is Celebrating Rivers’ Wassail by Elizabeth Waugh. It contains two illustrations and the Rivers’ Wassail song. The Wassail has become an annual event celebrating the fruit trees.

Hyde Hall/Great Hyde Hall

By | January 29, 2019

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.

Sawbridgeworth Racecourse

By | January 29, 2019

Did you know that there was a supposed “Horse Racecourse” in West Road? Read our latest article to find out about this.   Read the full article here.  

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 »

Order Your Book

By | December 3, 2018


‘High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and the Great War’
By: Sawbridgeworth Local History Societ

“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.