We did well at the scarecrow festival

By | November 28, 2017


As you may know  High Wych held its second scarecrow festival last weekend. Although the weather was not as brilliant as it was last year participation broke all records. The village was rewarded with a two page spread in the Herts & Essex Observer and also with an online video. If you are interested, visit that paper’s website.

The Sawbridgeworth Local History Society set out its stall there as well complete with a scarecrow of Asgar the Staller, the first known Lord of the Manor in our area. Our stand was visited by many, For the occasion we had amended our presentation slightly making it more attractive for the folks who live in the ecclesiastical or civic parish of High Wych.  There was a quiz with “historical questions” and the price was won by Amy Mead.

Thanks go to the organisers, visitors and participants. And if you are wondering, the above picture shows David Royle on the SLHS stand just after we set out our wares. That’s him on the left. The other chap is Asgar!

Meanwhile on Thursday 19th October at 7pm the SLHS will hold its first open meeting. Liz Waugh, a local author will talk about Rivers Nursery and its connection with the local community over the centuries. See you there!

Category: Events

About Theo van de Bilt

Theo is a Dutch expatriate and a retired publishing professional. He has always had an interest in history,. His interest in local history came about through shame: how come I have lived in East Herts for so long and still know so little about it