The Great War

By | December 3, 2018

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 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.  

Brian Rochester

By | January 29, 2019

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.

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 »

History not houses – Save POW Camp 116

By | May 8, 2018

Friends, If you live locally you are perhaps already aware of this story. In short our friends from Hatfield Heath are fighting to save the local old POW Camp from demolition.  A planning application has been submitted which would see this historic site demolished to make place for 25 luxury homes. As we are a… Read More »

Another great open evening!

By | April 4, 2018

About 30 people attended Hugh Howes’ talk on the Mills of Hertfordshire last Thursday 29th March. It was very interesting to hear about the number and different types of mill in our county and we learned more about our own Burton’s Mill. Our next evening talk will be on Crime and Punishment in Hertfordshire, given… 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 »