Although Colvin did not live in Sawbridgeworth very long he had an interesting life and worth reading about.
Two ‘forgotten’ owners of Pishiobury House, Sawbridgeworth
Later to become offices and flats.
Former owner of Pishiobury House and President of Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club.
This is an article about a photographer who had a business in Sawbridgeworth. He took many photographs of the local area, many of which were turned into postcards.
Douglas Coe has produced another article about pub history in our town. This time the subject is the Fox pub of old and the Millstream Beerhouse. Neither establishment is open today. As we all know there are less and less watering holes to choose from nowadays. Anyway, if you want to read this latest piece… Read More »
Back in the days, well back in 2016 when the Sawbridgeworth Local History started out, one of the first subjects we wanted to research and write about was pubs. It took a while before we got ourselves organised but over time we did indeed produce some material. Today we publish three new articles on the… Read More »
Douglas Coe, one of our more active members is extremely productive. For the last few months he has been working on the history of the earls of Roden who resided at and owned Hyde Hall aka the Jocelyn family. The first of these articles was published on our site in November of last year. Douglas… Read More »
We are currently gearing up to the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society will mark the occasion by holding an event where local witnesses will tell us how they were affected by these event. More about that later. In time for these commemoration Douglas Coe has… Read More »
We have another article connected to Great Hyde Hall. There is no evidence that Robert Jocelyn lived at the Hall but he is buried at Great St Mary’s church and there is a bust of him above the pulpit.
We have added a new article to the site about the 1st Earl of Roden, a member of the Jocelyn family who owned Great Hyde Hall. Read the full article here.
This is another article in the series about the owners of Great Hyde Hall by Douglas Coe. Robert Jocelyn died at Great Hyde Hall and was buried at Great St Mary’s church. Read the full article here.
The latest article on our website is about the Earl of Arran who lived at Great Hyde Hall for a while. This is a follow-up to a previous article entitled “Hyde Hall/Great Hyde Hall”. Read the full article here.
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.
Publish and be damned the saying goes. We hope that is not your conclusion after having read some of the articles on this website. There are eight of them now on that page with subjects ranging from the Lordship of the local Manor to Trade Fairs in the olden days. You can access the page… Read More »
Hello again, On our articles page we just posted a story about the Barnards by Douglas Coe. The name Barnard is well known around these parts. Most people will know about the Fawbert and Barnard School in Knight Street and another school of that name in Harlow. People might also have heard of Sir Edmund… Read More »
Hello, Our mission statement says that our society is there to research, collect, record and preserve. That means we should also publish the results of our research. One way we do that is through our own website. Recently we posted two new articles on this website, both of them written by Douglas Coe. One of… Read More »