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
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.
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 »
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‘High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and the Great War’
By: Sawbridgeworth Local History Societ
“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.
In October the SLHS will publish High Wych, Sawbridgeworth and the Great War.
As the title indicates the book discusses the ways in which that tragic conflict affected our communities.
The Harlow Photos Facebook page has given us permission to use a photo posted by Jamie Fowler of the Morris and Barclay families in 1936. It shows how fox hunting was a local pastime.
Just now we posted our 21st article on this site, a little piece honouring the memory of Brian Rochester, a Sawbridgeworth man through and through and devoted to the countryside. Read the full article here.