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.
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 »
Our talk on 31st May by Ken Griffin on “Crime and Punishment in Hertfordshire” was attended by only 21 people but it caused a very lively discussion. Ken mainly give details of his vast archive of convicts sent abroad, not only to Australia but also to the USA and Gibraltar. The next general meeting will… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »