Our Village History Society was established in January 2010. We know that there is a need to collect and record as much as we can about the village, about our predecessors who laid the foundations of the village; about the people who spent all their lives here and are no longer with us; about those who were born and bred here and can still tell us fascinating stories about their lives here; and about later generations who all have a role to play and have contributed to the way we live here today. We now have an active committee of people who share the objective of not just finding out more about our history but also of pulling together in one place and recording as much as we can for the benefit of a wider audience today and for future generations whom we hope will share this interest. The committee is supported by an enthusiastic membership. We are committed to trying to engage all age groups in the village to find out about what interests them and to encourage them to become part of a fact finding and recording enterprise and to have some fun along the way too.
Elsenham High Street Cross Roads

Forthcoming events

1. Elsenham Village History Society Quarterly Meeting - Alan Taylor - "The Last Battle -November 1918 and Beyond"
November 14, 2018 8:00 p.m. at Elsenham Memorial Hall
Free to Members - Visitors always welcome only £2 Tea and Coffee will be available from 7:45p.m
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2. Newport Local History Group - We Are Not Afraid of the Future Communitarian Settlements in Essex 1880 to 2018 - talk by Ken Worpole
November 22, 2018 8.00 p.m. at Church House Newport
£1:00 if in Full time education - Free to members Coffee served from 7:30 to 7:45
Tickets: £3
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3. Elsenham Village History Society Quarterly Meeting - Roger Barrett -'The Fuller Maitlands at Stansted Hall'
March 13, 2019 8:00 p.m. at Elsenham Memorial Hall
Free to Members - Visitors always welcome only £2 Tea and Coffee will be available from 7:45p.m.
(Agenda will be available about 1 week prior to meeting)
4. Elsenham Village History Society Quarterly Meeting - Lee Player - Thatching History and Practice
June 12, 2019 8:00 p.m. at Elsenham Memorial Hall
Free to Members - Visitors always welcome only £2 Tea and Coffee will be available from 7:45p.m.
(Agenda will be available about 1 week prior to meeting)
5. Elsenham Village History Society Quarterly Meeting - Bill Hardy- Building Kings College Chapel and Arabic assembly marks
September 11, 2019 8:00 p.m. at Elsenham Memorial Hall
Free to Members - Visitors always welcome only £2 Tea and Coffee will be available from 7:45p.m.
(Agenda will be available about 1 week prior to meeting)
6. Elsenham Village History Society Quarterly Meeting -Mark Carroll - DNA Surnames and Genealogy
November 13, 2019 8:00 pm at Elsenham Memorial Hall
Free to Members - Visitors always welcome only £2 Tea and Coffee will be available from 7:45p.m.
(Agenda will be available about 1 week prior to meeting)
7. Elsenham Village History Society Quarterly Meeting - Illustrated Talk - The Story of Elsenham Jam - Ray Franklin Chairman Elsenham Village History Society
March 12, 2020 8:00 pm at Elsenham Memorial Hall
Free to Members - Visitors always welcome only £2 Tea and Coffee will be available from 7:45p.m.
(Agenda will be available about 1 week prior to meeting)

Local links

Recorders of Uttlesford History
Takeley
Stansted
Henham
Newport
Broxted
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies