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The History Group agm is on Tuesday 15 April, 8 pm at the Christian Centre - this is open to all villagers not just members, and we would welcome anyone interested who wants to attend to discuss future history activities in the village.

In spring (date tba) there will be the launch of the next title in the Clavering Remembered series (Vol 10).

On Monday 4 August will be the launch of the WW1 Centenary book about Clavering War Memorial. We would be grateful for any photographs and personal information, so that this book can form a fitting tribute to the village men who 'went forth to the Great War and came not back'. We have most of the war and gravestone information, but are looking for photos and village material on the following: Philip Barker, Alfred Cakebread, George Cakebread, Arthur Chapman, Charles Chapman, Walter Chapman, Arthur Clarke, Edgar Clarke, James Goodwin, Bertie Holland, Ernest Holland, Frank Jeffreys, George Law, Sidney Law, Frederick Matthews, Walter Matthews, George Newman, Daniel Piggott, Ephraim Reed, Hubert Squires, Herbert Whyman, Alfred Wombwell, Arthur Wombwell, Alfred Whyman, Thomas Whyman.


History Walks in Walden

A fully-descriptive and illustrated guide to historic rambles in and around the Town and Parish of Saffron Walden, and its adjoining Parish of Sewards End, as well as walks from Audley End Village and Little Walden.

This promises to become the essential companion for exploring the town and its rural surroundings, some of which are under threat of future development - by exploring the local countryside, and describing the many facets of its history and wildlife, the author underlines the need to preserve the historic landscapes of Saffron Walden.

With 180 pages, over 150 contemporary photographs and historic maps, the book enables walkers to see how the town and its hinterland have evolved over millennia.

It is equally suited to 'armchair travellers', and will provide a good read for all those who love Saffron Walden, widely recognised as the most beautiful town in Essex, set in a beautiful landscape of ancient countryside.

Note: Jacqueline Cooper, a historian from Clavering, is Editor of the Saffron Walden Historical Journal, and author of several books, including The Well-ordered Town and Discover Walden. A signing session will be arranged at Saffron Walden Library during February. The books are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in Saffron Walden or via email:



The route directions in this book were extensively checked by Peter Cooper, author of Discover Uttlesford who will be organising some Saffron Walden walks at intervals during 2014 as part of the Uttlesford series he has been leading - if you would like to go on the mailing list for notification of dates of these walks please email