The aim of the Society is: to bring together people interested in history, including local history; to encourage public interest in history; to encourage the study of history; and to co-operate with other bodies having similar interests and aims.

Please join us if you share our aims, as a member or guest. 

We are pleased to have the support of the Bishop’s Stortford Museum which is housed within the Arts Complex, South Street, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3JG.

We subscribe to several magazines and journals and members may borrow them at meetings.  They include:

  • BBC History Magazine
  • British Archeaology
  • Herts Past & Present (published by Herts Association for Local History)
  • Essex Journal

Books and leaflets published by the Society

  • Bishop’s Stortford: A Short History
  • Chronicles 1
  • Chronicles 2
  • Chronicles 3

‘Bishop’s Stortford: A Short History’ is available from the Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Office in Market Square and from Waterstones bookshop in South Street.

The Chronicles are available from the Society (see ‘Contact Us’).

Town Trails: there are five town trails, which have been published in collaboration with the Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and the Bishop’s Stortford Civic Federation. These trails are available from the Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Office and from the Bishop’s Stortford Museum.