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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 April 2016.

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Active safety campaign to reduce speed through the village.

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

New Feb 2018.wpp

Amwell Lime Kiln


R. (Dick) Dixon


During the Civil War

Ron Dale

The 1949 survey by

St Andrews school

Compiled by Rob Gifford

Our Book


Stuart Moye

Some of our latest additions

The Danes Fort in Stanstead Abbotts


Vic Roblett (1964) edited by Stuart Moye

The Building Of The

Lea Navigation 1767

Stuart Moye

Ian White

Founder chairman SALHS

Died October 17th 2017

(Click for Eulogy)

Stanstead Abbotts-

Sorry but we’re closed

Brian Johnson

Hollycross Road Diversion

Stuart Moye

Flesh on the bones

Story of a lost motorcycle

Tom Gilby

The Top of the High Street

(Revised Feb 2018)


Stuart Moye

The Glenmire Windmill &

Richard Hunt.

(Updated Feb 2018)

Stuart Moye

South Street, Stanstead Abbotts

A history

By Stuart Moye

Loss of the Avenue of trees

Hollycross Road

Brian Johnson