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Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society

We hold a great library of information on stanstead Abbotts and Saint Margarets. We have stories of villagers, some famous and some not so famous.

We have a full (almost) history of the village back to the iron age. There are articles for those who want a light interesting read and more in-depth items for the serious historian. Even so all of our contributions are very easy to read and understand.

We have photos of the past and the present. You are welcome to peruse the site and if you can’t find what you want then please ask. We are only too pleased to help but we do request that if you wish to use any item from our site you ask permission from the appropriate contributor.

We also have a book on the village written by Ron Dale. Ron recently received an award for his book and deservedly so.

We also accept articles and photos on the village, if you would like to contribute please contact us.

Our Newsletters are being added and are available up to January 2018.

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Our Book

Some of our latest additions

Ian White

Founder chairman SALHS

Died October 17th 2017

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South Street, Stanstead Abbotts

A history

By Stuart Moye

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Dispute on the river 1700-1750s

Stuart Moye

A History of Olives Farm, Hunsdon Road, the Palmers and many others.

An excellent study of one house.

Donated by Miles Dymock.

Olives Farm Walk


Rob Gifford

Life in South Street

in the 20th Century

Stuart Moye

The New River &

Captain Colthurst

1600 to 1608

Stuart Moye

Mosquito crash at

Olives Farm

Stuart Moye

Photos of the Crown,

St. Margarets.

Around 1937

Liz Welch.

The Edward Medal

For local railway man.

Stuart Moye

Paper Chase

Jean Gilby

William Kitt

Stanstead Abbotts Boatman

Stuart Moye