Contents of Journal Autumn 2014 (No 28)

The beautiful gold Saxon Ring acquired by Saffron Walden Museum, found in the fields of NW Essex, is featured with a splendid colour photograph on the front cover of the Saffron Walden Historical Journal, No 28.SWHJ no 28 - FRONT COVER
Another specially-commissioned article is by Christopher South, the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcaster, recalling his memories of 1950s Walden. Christopher was a junior reporter on the Saffron Walden Weekly News at that time and writes fondly, and often hilariously, of the personalities he encountered and the atmosphere of the town half a century ago.
Another article that will bring back fond memories is Geoffrey Ball’s research on the story of Blyth & Pawsey, the firm of agricultural engineers who once were a big employer in the town.
The recent closure of the Methodist Church in Castle Street, has prompted a look at the history of this church which now no longer has any chapels left in NW Essex, its members having joined other churches.
Littlebury author Lizzie Sanders contributes the last of her articles on the hamlets of Audley End, using little-known old maps to recreate the history of North End, just outside the town but once within its boundaries.
There is also an article about Samuel Pepys and his connection to the town, the Charter Weekend held in Saffron Walden, WW1 centenary events, the story of a Quaker who travelled to America in the 18th century, a study of an unusual house in West Road, Saffron Walden and the memories of the Head Woodman on the Audley End Estate.                             

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