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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 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 October 2019.

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You may click here to access our media pages or you may use the navigation bar or search facility at the top of the page.

Salhs May 20211.wpp

Our Book

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Ian White

Founder chairman SALHS

Died October 17th 2017

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Ron Dale

President of SALHS

Died September 13th 2019

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Charles Lovick

Founder secretary SALHS

Died 2012

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Saint James Church

Web site        https://www.stjamesoldchurch.org.uk


For a quick list of material to be found on our site and a list of our contributors please click

Our media pages list all articles available in an order of submission. The search facility is very useful for pin-pointing subjects but not guaranteed to be 100%

If you would like to add something to our archive you are very welcome to do so. Personal memories of the village, photos or any other material is welcome. You do not have to be a historian either. Personal contributions form a large part of our history.

Flesh on the Bones

An update on the buried motorcycle in Cappell Lane


Dick Dixon

(Original by Tom Gilbey)

Stanstead Abbotts TelephoneExchange


John Weeks

Some of our latest additions

A memory of the village flood 1968


John Weeks