swhj-no-32-cover-finalWelcome to the website of the Saffron Walden Historical Society, one of the oldest voluntary organisations in the town, founded in 1933 and still going strong today.

This site was set up in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Society, to tell you about our current and past programme of lectures, our bi-annual journal and the history books we publish.

Information on the Society, its present and past programme, can be found here.

The Journal is published each year in spring and autumn. Information on the current issue can be found in the Journal section.

Past issues of the Journal can be accessed in Saffron Walden Town Library – an index of titles of articles can be found on this website, together with a selection of articles.

The Society has published a number of local history books under the imprint SWHS Publications.

You may be interested in the history of the Society,  lists of its past lectures or past events all of which can be found within these website pages.  And if you would like to join the Society, please fill out this form.

Please note that we are unable to respond to family history queries but can suggest a number of contacts where further information may be found.

General enquiries can be emailed to: saffronwaldenhistory@gmail.com