January 1, 2018

Dec 2017

The OldWillingham.com photo website opened in 2004 and, while new photos have been added thanks to contributions from current and past village residents, the main site never had a face lift in those 13
January 1, 2018

Nov 2017

The wedding of Ruth Cane to James Sills in about 1932 – remembered in Willingham for years as the nearest thing to a “society wedding”. Ruth’s father, Dr Cane, was the village doctor and they lived
November 15, 2017

October 2017

This family, carefully posed among potted plants, are on the steps of Regent’s Court on Green Street. This very large house is still there but has been converted to flats and this front door is now a
November 15, 2017

September 2017

Another aerial photo this month, taken in about 1950. This time we see the crossroads at the top of the High St. where the traffic lights are today. Over Road goes up the left side and you can see Rook
November 15, 2017

August 2017

Here we see the two “Miss Olivers” with the Oliver’s Bakery van. The text says “S. Oliver. Baker Flour & Corn Dealer”. Around 1910, Sayers Oliver with his wife Emily built a new bakery on
November 15, 2017

July 2017

This parade is on Long Lane between the entrance to the medical centre and the school playing field. The houses in the top left are on Silver Street. The long row of windows are part of the greenhouses
November 15, 2017

June 2017

Here is a scene looking down the High St. with (until recently) the hair-dresser’s on the right. The car looks like a Morris Oxford which would place the photo in the early to mid 1950’s. Surprisingly,
November 15, 2017

May 2017

Compared to last month this photo is not very old at all. However, if you are new to the village in the last 25 years you might be surprised to see that there was a full size petrol station at Millberry
November 15, 2017

April 2017

This strange contraption is a fire pump which was operated by two people to pump water in the event that a fire broke out. Fire was a constant threat due to the number of thatched roofs and open fires.
November 15, 2017

March 2017

This large barn is situated on the corner of Church St. and Long Lane. It was built in the 1600’s but it looks pretty shabby here in the 1970s. However, while cladding has been replaced many times over