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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.

For all our Media articles please click here or the Media button in the navigation bar.

Our Book

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.


Our newsletter was published regularly by Terry Collins. Each member of the Society received a copy of the newsletter as part of their membership but the committee have now decided to publish our newsletters for everyone to enjoy.

Terry published the Newsletters for 10 years. 2012 - 2022. A brilliant piece of work that reflects the Society’s range of talks and meetings. Thanks Terry.

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Our latest media articles

Stanstead Abbotts Local History Society

Stanstead Abbotts

The Importance Of

The Chalk Aquifer and The Lea

By Stuart Moye

Thele Manor and Bridge


Saint Margarets

By Stuart Moye

A Brief History of

Roydon Road.

By Stuart Moye

Work of the Railway Staff

St Margarets Station Around 1970.

By Stuart Moye