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Hayley Lynskey’s funeral: ‘A beautiful send-off for an even more beautiful lady’

Hayley Lynskey’s funeral: ‘A beautiful send-off for an even more beautiful lady’

Hayley Lynskey’s funeral: ‘A beautiful send-off for an even more beautiful lady’

24 April 2024

Hundreds packed into St Joseph’s Catholic Church for the funeral of the married mother-of-six and school clubs founder who died from cancer at 45.


Farewell to charismatic cleric who changed communities in South Africa and Stortford

Farewell to charismatic cleric who changed communities in South Africa and Stortford

Farewell to charismatic cleric who changed communities in South Africa and Stortford

23 April 2024

The Rev Clive Slaughter’s funeral service will take place on Friday April 26 from 11.30am at St Barnabas Centre, St James the Great Church, Thorley.


‘I brought her into the world and I saw her out’ – mother’s tribute to brave Hayley

‘I brought her into the world and I saw her out’ – mother’s tribute to brave Hayley

‘I brought her into the world and I saw her out’ – mother’s tribute to brave Hayley

18 April 2024

Hayley Lynskey, mum of six, wife of teen sweetheart, daughter, sister, childcare businesswoman and Indies Person of Courage dies from cancer at 45.


Daughter’s tribute to family man Geoff who loved the outdoors

Daughter’s tribute to family man Geoff who loved the outdoors

Daughter’s tribute to family man Geoff who loved the outdoors

07 March 2024

Geoff Morris was well known in Great Hallingbury for his walking exploits, which started with a trek from Land’s End to John o’Groats in 2003.


Tragedy of poorly carer who did not want to let down client and collapsed with fatal brain haemorrhage

Tragedy of poorly carer who did not want to let down client and collapsed with fatal brain haemorrhage

Tragedy of poorly carer who did not want to let down client and collapsed with fatal brain haemorrhage

05 March 2024

Suzy and husband Friday came to the UK from Nigeria, where she was a qualified lawyer, last year to give their three-year-old daughter a better life.


Tennis club plants tree at remembrance event for inspirational coach Ollie

Tennis club plants tree at remembrance event for inspirational coach Ollie

Tennis club plants tree at remembrance event for inspirational coach Ollie

18 February 2024

Ollie Toms died suddenly aged 35 and the Stansted club youngsters he coached joined his family and wife for a remembrance service.


Tributes to Stortford style queen and charity shop volunteer Marley, 98

Tributes to Stortford style queen and charity shop volunteer Marley, 98

Tributes to Stortford style queen and charity shop volunteer Marley, 98

12 February 2024

Marley McClinton worked at Oxfam in South Street up until a few months before she died and was still driving her Mini to and from the shops.


Chris Catling: Tributes to local history group and day centre stalwart

Chris Catling: Tributes to local history group and day centre stalwart

Chris Catling: Tributes to local history group and day centre stalwart

05 February 2024

As a boy, Chris Catling had a love for outdoor adventure and camping, and his involvement with the Scouts led to him meeting wife-to-be Beryl.


‘Losing him feels like I’ve lost a grandfather, father and best friend all in one’

‘Losing him feels like I’ve lost a grandfather, father and best friend all in one’

‘Losing him feels like I’ve lost a grandfather, father and best friend all in one’

05 February 2024

Grandson pays tribute to Jim Wigmore, who ran Wiggies barber’s in Sawbridgeworth for 34 years after his brother John opened a branch in Thorley Park.


Bishop’s Stortford bids farewell to ‘unique character’ Len Clark

Bishop’s Stortford bids farewell to ‘unique character’ Len Clark

Bishop’s Stortford bids farewell to ‘unique character’ Len Clark

22 January 2024

“Gentleman of the road” Leonard Clark, 73, died just before Christmas and his funeral took place on January 17.


Son pays tribute to Little Hadham woman with ‘heart of gold’

Son pays tribute to Little Hadham woman with ‘heart of gold’

Son pays tribute to Little Hadham woman with ‘heart of gold’

16 January 2024

Linda Vidler, who lived in the village for 46 years and was well known as a charity fundraiser, died on January 4 aged 80.


Bishop’s Stortford’s fun-loving town crier Carole Williams passes away

Bishop’s Stortford’s fun-loving town crier Carole Williams passes away

Bishop’s Stortford’s fun-loving town crier Carole Williams passes away

15 January 2024

Mayor Richard Townsend: “A figurehead of Bishop’s Stortford and an outstanding local character, enriching events by her very presence.”


Rousing send-off for popular Stortford sporting legend Squin Clarke

Rousing send-off for popular Stortford sporting legend Squin Clarke

Rousing send-off for popular Stortford sporting legend Squin Clarke

21 December 2023

St Michael’s Church was packed to the rafters as the congregation sang rousing hymns and poems were read in tribute to the 86-year-old.


Packed congregation will give thanks for life of sporting ‘legend’ Squin

Packed congregation will give thanks for life of sporting ‘legend’ Squin

Packed congregation will give thanks for life of sporting ‘legend’ Squin

04 December 2023

A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Michael’s Church in Stortford on December 19 for Squin Clarke, who died on November 17, aged 86.


Wife and sporting fraternity pay tribute to ‘true legend’ Squin Clarke

Wife and sporting fraternity pay tribute to ‘true legend’ Squin Clarke

Wife and sporting fraternity pay tribute to ‘true legend’ Squin Clarke

22 November 2023

Squin Clarke, a stalwart of Bishop’s Stortford’s cricket and rugby clubs, died of a massive heart attack on Friday (November 17), aged 86.


Family calls for ‘sky blue’ farewell to music student Cian, 20

Family calls for ‘sky blue’ farewell to music student Cian, 20

Family calls for ‘sky blue’ farewell to music student Cian, 20

15 November 2023

Cian Chantrill was a fan of Coventry City – the Sky Blues – and his dad Grant and mum Sharon gave their son the middle name Sky.


Fond farewell to leading light in Sawbridgeworth community David Mead

Fond farewell to leading light in Sawbridgeworth community David Mead

Fond farewell to leading light in Sawbridgeworth community David Mead

24 October 2023

David’s widow Hazel said it was “standing room only” at the funeral of the man whose achievements have left an indelible mark on the town.


Tennis children’s touching tributes to coach Ollie after his death at 35

Tennis children’s touching tributes to coach Ollie after his death at 35

Tennis children’s touching tributes to coach Ollie after his death at 35

19 October 2023

Youngsters at Much Hadham Tennis Club paid tribute to their coach Ollie Toms after his sudden death following complications from heart surgery.


Farewell to David Mead – leading light in Sawbridgeworth community

Farewell to David Mead – leading light in Sawbridgeworth community

Farewell to David Mead – leading light in Sawbridgeworth community

16 October 2023

There will be a celebration of community stalwart David Mead’s life at Great St Mary’s Church, Sawbridgeworth, on Friday at 11am.


Grave crisis: Lords pass proposed law to let council reuse burial plots to MPs

Grave crisis: Lords pass proposed law to let council reuse burial plots to MPs

Grave crisis: Lords pass proposed law to let council reuse burial plots to MPs

09 October 2023

If Parliament passes Bishop’s Stortford Cemetery Bill, town council will have power to extinguish burial rights and disturb remains after 75 years.


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