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 | June 17, 2020

PRE-ORDER YOUR BOOK BY 15 NOVEMBER AT A REDUCED PRICE!

‘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.

The Morris family

By | August 19, 2018

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.  

His Majesty”s Motor Launch 146 and The History of the Congregational Church

By | September 11, 2018

Recently two new articles were posted on this site. One of these concerns His Majesty’s Motor Launch 146 which was financed through contributions from the Sawbridgeworth population in the first years of the Second World War. Download the article from our articles as pdf page.  Or click here Likewise there is an article about the… Read More »

Annie Clements and her children

By | September 11, 2018

There is a new article concerning the Clements family and how two young boys travelled from the Bishop’s Stortford Poorhouse all the way to Canada where they built up a new life.    It is reprinted there  by kind permission of the Hertfordshire Family History Society and the editor of “Hertfordshire People” their quarterly journal.  Those… Read More »

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 »