Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society


Welcome to our 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. More information on the site.

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



Are now online.....

Charles Lovick

1948 - 2012

We now have a history of the men of the villages who gave their lives during World War 1.

This was researched by Terry and Glenis Collins and has given  us a permanent record of the sacrifice that these men made.

It brings more detail to the names on the War Memorial as well as others who were not recorded.

To access this file please click on the badge.

For more on Stanstead Abbotts & St. Margarets during WW1

Click here.

Some of our new entries…..

Historical society Dec 2016.wpp

More forthcoming attractions on our EVENTS Page

Riverside Green Stones

Janet Dance

Ye Olde English

local Words


Ron Dale

T. S. Robinson




Ron Dale



Time Travel

Ron Dale

Stanstead Old Lock

Stuart Moye

Ye Anciente Rhyme of Stansteade

Ron Davies

Archie Miller

Otter Man


Stuart Moye

The Ragged School outing to the village.


Stuart Moye

St Margarets New Station 1864


Stuart Moye

1843 - 1863

The Railway



Stuart Moye

Parish Hall. 7.30pm

February 10th

Gunpowder Plot

Talk by

Richard Thomas.

Non Members £2 including refreshments

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Hurricane at Olives Farm


Stuart Moye

Notes on Rye House

Ron Dale

The Plot that Never Was


Ron Dale

The crooked

Lord of St Margarets


Ron Dale

The frozen River, 1895

Stuart Moye

The Rubber Dump Fire


Stuart Moye

A tale of two families

Ron Dale

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