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Stansted Lib Dems remember 'local treasure' Shirley Williams

Stansted Lib Dems remember 'local treasure' Shirley Williams

Stansted Lib Dems remember 'local treasure' Shirley Williams

13 April 2021

Veteran politican's death at 90 was confirmed on Monday – Cllr Alan Dean said: "She was an inspirational and kindly person."


Political pioneer and East Herts villager Shirley Williams dies

Political pioneer and East Herts villager Shirley Williams dies

Political pioneer and East Herts villager Shirley Williams dies

12 April 2021

She was best known as one of the 'Gang of Four' Labour rebels who founded the Social Democratic Party in 1981.


Bishop's Stortford rugby club pays tribute to much loved legend Bev Clarke

Bishop's Stortford rugby club pays tribute to much loved legend Bev Clarke

Bishop's Stortford rugby club pays tribute to much loved legend Bev Clarke

03 March 2021

The Silver Leys club is mourning the loss of former player, chairman and president Bevan Clarke at the age of 84.


Vet staff mourn colleague and family man who called every client's pet Pickle

Vet staff mourn colleague and family man who called every client's pet Pickle

Vet staff mourn colleague and family man who called every client's pet Pickle

10 February 2021

Tribute to long-serving Mercer & Hughes partner Stephen Flood, 57, who leaves wife and four children.


Tribute to ex-Army man who moved from Stortford but loved to keep in touch with the town

Tribute to ex-Army man who moved from Stortford but loved to keep in touch with the town

Tribute to ex-Army man who moved from Stortford but loved to keep in touch with the town

18 January 2021

Angela Barton writes in memory of Peter Chase, firm friend with whom she shared interests in music, books, politics – and laughter.


Former Herts county councillor born in Stortford dies after short illness

Former Herts county councillor born in Stortford dies after short illness

Former Herts county councillor born in Stortford dies after short illness

05 January 2021

Alan Searing, 77, served for 20 years, representing Cheshunt North then Hoddesdon South, until he chose not to seek re-election in 2017.


Artist, West End writer and designer who moved to Stortford dies aged 85

Artist, West End writer and designer who moved to Stortford dies aged 85

Artist, West End writer and designer who moved to Stortford dies aged 85

21 December 2020

Ken Lee was taught by Lucian Freud and rubbed shoulders with David Hockney, composer Michael Nyman and fashion designer Paul Smith.


Colleagues mourn PAH nurse who died after contracting Covid-19

Colleagues mourn PAH nurse who died after contracting Covid-19

Colleagues mourn PAH nurse who died after contracting Covid-19

14 December 2020

Kiwi Barclay Mason, 56, who had worked at the Harlow hospital for over 20 years, was cared for by colleagues before his death.


Blues mourning death of 'greatest manager' and Wembley hero Ted Hardy

Blues mourning death of 'greatest manager' and Wembley hero Ted Hardy

Blues mourning death of 'greatest manager' and Wembley hero Ted Hardy

09 December 2020

Bishop's Stortford are mourning the loss of legendary manager Ted Hardy, who led the club to FA Amateur Cup glory at Wembley in 1974


Popular Stortford charity and community stalwart dies at the age of 98

Popular Stortford charity and community stalwart dies at the age of 98

Popular Stortford charity and community stalwart dies at the age of 98

31 October 2020

Long-term former Royal British Legion and Isabel Hospice volunteer Joan Abbott lived in Kings Cottage almshouse.


Stortford rugby club pays funeral tribute to 'greatest fan' with guard of honour

Stortford rugby club pays funeral tribute to 'greatest fan' with guard of honour

Stortford rugby club pays funeral tribute to 'greatest fan' with guard of honour

12 October 2020

Ex-club president Paul Maxfield, 77, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and had heart problems, leaves wife Pru and children Stephen and Helen.


Village social club loses much-loved member at the age of 92

Village social club loses much-loved member at the age of 92

Village social club loses much-loved member at the age of 92

29 September 2020

Stortford-born Florence 'Florrie' Crouchman took an active role in the Rodings Friendship Club right up until her death.


Pupils unveil plaque in memory of their 90-year-old lollipop man Dusty

Pupils unveil plaque in memory of their 90-year-old lollipop man Dusty

Pupils unveil plaque in memory of their 90-year-old lollipop man Dusty

20 September 2020

The touching ceremony outside Elsenham Primary was attended by Dusty's family, schoolchildren, parents and other villagers.


Shock death at 53 of former Stortford schoolboy who was 'one of a kind'

Shock death at 53 of former Stortford schoolboy who was 'one of a kind'

Shock death at 53 of former Stortford schoolboy who was 'one of a kind'

01 September 2020

Darren Briscoe suffered a series of strokes and contracted pneumonia while staying with his mother in Spain and died in hospital there.


Teenage Stortford pilot killed at start of war finally honoured 80 years on

Teenage Stortford pilot killed at start of war finally honoured 80 years on

Teenage Stortford pilot killed at start of war finally honoured 80 years on

30 August 2020

RAF Pilot Officer Harold Tipple, who attended Bishop's Stortford College, was killed when his plane crashed into a tree in Suffolk, aged just 19.


Sister's tribute to man who 'gave his all to everyone that came into his life'

Sister's tribute to man who 'gave his all to everyone that came into his life'

Sister's tribute to man who 'gave his all to everyone that came into his life'

24 June 2020

Father, grandfather, brother and partner Tim Crowley lived in Sawbridgeworth and spent his working life as a car mechanic in Bishop's Stortford.


Second World War marine buried in grave where his wife was laid to rest in March

Second World War marine buried in grave where his wife was laid to rest in March

Second World War marine buried in grave where his wife was laid to rest in March

26 May 2020

Bugler plays Last Post at funeral of 95-year-old Alan Smith, a former Royal Marines commando, in Elsenham.


Stansted comes to standstill as hundreds pay respects to 96-year-old Bart Robinson

Stansted comes to standstill as hundreds pay respects to 96-year-old Bart Robinson

Stansted comes to standstill as hundreds pay respects to 96-year-old Bart Robinson

22 May 2020

The director and former chairman of Daniel Robinson & Sons grew up in Lower Street and was a familiar sight in the village on his mobility scooter.


Tributes following death of The Ash pub's 'Dancing Queen' Beverly

Tributes following death of The Ash pub's 'Dancing Queen' Beverly

Tributes following death of The Ash pub's 'Dancing Queen' Beverly

15 May 2020

Beverly Sowerby, nee Crocker, died four years after being diagnosed on her 55th birthday with stage four ovarian cancer.


Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

Tea and biscuit more than just crumbs of comfort on the day JJC was laid to rest

01 May 2020

The funeral of family man and Water Lane Theatre Company legend John Johnson-Cook, who died with Covid-19 aged 70, took place at Parndon Wood Friday.


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