A History of Datchworth

Available to buy in Datchworth Stores (at Datchworth Green).

It can also be purchased via online book sellers, including AMAZON and major book shops worldwide.

It can also be purchased directly from:

The Clerk – Email: , Tel: 07938 743 424
Jane – Email: , Tel: 01438 812041

The recommended retail price is £20, although individual retailers may sell for less. Payment may be made in cash or by cheque (payable to Datchworth Parish Council). If payment by bank transfer is preferred please contact The Clerk who will provide the relevant details.


“Just wanted to congratulate you both on the compilation of the Datchworth book. We haven’t been able to put it down. The research has been fantastic and we can see why it has taken 3 years to produce. Well done both of you, you have produced a book to be proud of.”

“Congratulations on a very absorbing book, so much more info and well presented, all the long hours have really paid off. After reading troublemakers we are harking after former times, punishment of death for stealing a sheep and three weeks in prison for stealing a hen, brilliant! Yesterdays launch was very enjoyable and good to see plenty of old faces. Many thanks to you both.”

“The book is totally brilliant and awesome. You should expect more plaudits over the coming weeks.”

“Have started to read and much enjoying! Really really brilliant job!!!!”

“Congratulations to you both on such an interesting, in depth history of our village.”

“I haven’t read a book for decades but have found it hard to put this one down. I am fascinated by the information from years ago, especially that about Rebecca, my grandmother.”

“We are full of admiration for all the time that has clearly been taken in researching this book and there can be no doubt that your researches have provided a most interesting and informative history of Datchworth which can be drawn upon and enjoyed by many now and also future generations.”

“I’ve just bought two copies of your book from the village shop. What a labour of love! Well done, and I shall look forward to going through it in detail.”

“It has turned out to be a wonderful publication splendidly up-dated which should make us all feel privileged to be residents of Datchworth (if we were not already!!)”