About us

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society

Our Society was formed in April 2016. Prior to this a number of people had been involved in a World War One Commemoration Group hosted by the Town Council. Encouraged and helped by the Herts at War Organisation and by Sawbridgeworth Town Council, that group organised a number of events, most noteworthy being a World War One exhibition, held in the autumn of 2015. This inspired a number of us to branch out, initially via a Sawbridgeworth U3A local history group, into an independent society, whose aim is to research, collect, record and preserve the heritage of our town and the surrounding area.

We usually meet on the last Thursday of most months for a talk or general meeting. Details of future meetings and talks can be found under Programme on this website, as well as a record of previous talks. The meetings archive can be found Minutes.


We are supported by but independent of our Town Council, Stortford Museum and County Archives.

If you want to know more you can read our constitution here.
If you want to join us you can fill in the form here.
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