Read this sworn statement by a baker from Linton who was delivering loaves to Hadstock but was confronted by around 40 villagers complaining about the price.
At the time of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, Reg Wood looks back to 1947 and explains how life, facilities and services in Hadstock over the next 30 years had improved out of all recognition.
Read the historical background to the Battle of Assandun in 1016AD and the early years of King Cnut’s reign as King of England. Rick Albrow discusses the people, events and objects which inspired the designs and the making of the four Hadstock Millennium banners in 2016. The story is also available as a booklet.
This a brief summary of investigations carried out in Hadstock Parish over the last 50 years
Read the summary of a seminar organised by the Hadstock Society and held on 8 July 2004 in which experts discussed the latest research findings into the foundations and fabric of our village church, including the north door.
This sequence of photographs was compiled by Lorna Mufty and Richard Dolby to illustrate life in Hadstock over the past 120 years.
Transcribed from tape in 1997 by Patricia Croxton-Smith, this is a wonderful and detailed look at Hadstock places and people in the previous 60 years.
An engaging and extensive review of Parish history by local historian Patricia Croxton Smith, known to everyone as Crocky. This is a 2018 edited compilation of a series of Hadstock magazine articles published by Crocky between 2009 and 2013.
Members visited St Botolph’s church on 3 September 2018 during their annual conference in Cambridge.
A series of paintings was produced to celebrate the consecration of St Botolph’s Church in 1020AD.
The paintings reflect the history of Hadstock Parish and were created by 29 local people under the supervision of local artist, Sonia Villiers, who contributed two paintings of her own.
‘Landscape History of Hadstock Parish, 1777-2020 – Part 1: Boundaries, Roads, Woods, and Paths’ by Richard Dolby
Explore the changes in Parish landscape over the last 250 years. This is Part 1 of a series of illustrations and accompanying notes about Hadstock landscape history, and highlights the impact of the railways arriving in 1865 and the siting of the WW2 USAAF airfield in 1942.
This is a translation of the extract from the Little Domesday book of 1086AD which includes Hadstock
This extract is from the Little Domesday Book of 1086AD which covered the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk only
Extracted from Susan Mackay and Roy Swann’s book “To stand and stare” which describes life in Hadstock in the middle twentieth century, this article is a lovely insight into Hadstock life during the building and operation of United States Army Airforce (USAAF) Station 165 between 1942 and 1946.
Conquest and reconciliation 1016-1023: summary of talk by Prof Simon Keynes, University of Cambridge
This is the summary of the second of two talks on the Battle of Assandun 1016AD, and given by Prof Simon Keynes in St Botolph’s church on 10th June 2016. Prof Keynes describes the ways in which Cnut ruled England and his many acts of reconciliation, a king believed by Simon to be of equal importance to English history as Alfred the Great.
On 19th May 2016, Dr Sam Newton, an independent scholar, reviewed the background and evidence surrounding this crucial battle between the English, led by Edmund Ironside, and the Danes, led by Cnut. Cnut won and a few months later, became King of England for nearly 20 years. This is a summary of the talk given in St Botolph’s church.
Read this fascinating research by Roger Mance into the background stories and family history of 18 men who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918 AD. The names of the 18 are to be found on the village war memorial in the south transept of St Botolph’s Church, Hadstock. All were born in Hadstock or had families with a close association to our village. Roger’s account was created as a tribute to the memory, courage and sacrifice of these men and produced as part of the 2020 Millennium celebrations for the Church.