Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society


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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 Jun (2).wpp

More forthcoming attractions on our EVENTS Page

Beth Gifford

  If you have attended our Xmas parties you will have seen and heard Beth and her viola.

Beth plays and sings folk songs along with her partners in music.

If you would like to see her future engagements please click here.

A superb artiste, highly recommended.

Riverside Green Stones

Janet Dance

The Jolly & Riverside Green

Ron Dale

Ye Olde English

local Words


Ron Dale

Easneye, A Special Place

Ron Dale

T. S. Robinson




Ron Dale



Time Travel

Ron Dale

Stanstead Old Lock

Stuart Moye

Ye Anciente Rhyme of Stansteade

Ron Davies

A tale of two families

Ron Dale





Ron Dale

Archie Miller

Otter Man


Stuart Moye

The Rubber Dump Fire


Stuart Moye

The Ragged School outing to the village.


Stuart Moye

St Margarets New Station 1864


Stuart Moye

1843 - 1863

The Railway



Stuart Moye

Friday October 14th 2016

Quiz Night

admission £5.00, including nibbles, tea & coffee.  You may bring your own food and drink.  Tickets available from Terry Collins 01920 420084

7.30pm, Parish Hall

Roydon Road


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A Christmas Performance of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

St James's Church, Stanstead Abbotts

Saturday, 3 December 2016 from 19:00 to 21:30

        For more information and tickets please click

Now this wonderful poem comes alive again in a new translation for Christmas, the very season it celebrates.

And in a fabulous candle-lit setting!



Active safety campaign to reduce speed through the village.

For more information or to help please read on…………