About the site

OldWillingham Society

The "OldWillingham Society" is an unincorporated group formed in August 2004 to look after the scanned photos and to maintain this web site. Our purpose is:

- to accumulate historical materials electronically and publish online ;
- to encourage members of the public to contribute information and materials;
- to encourage members of the public to communicate freely on topics relevant to the purpose;
- to promote recognition and preservation of historical buildings in the village
- to provide an educational resource for local studies.

The Cambridgeshire Collection


Established in 1855, the Cambridgeshire Collection is the county's principal Local Studies Library, containing a wide variety of material relating to Cambridgeshire. This includes books, journals, magazines, newspapers, maps, handbills, playbills, ephemera, and over 400,000 pictures. County histories, parish histories, family histories, archaeological reports and planning reports all form a major part of the Collection. Detailed catalogues and indexes to this material allow researchers access to the wealth of information. The book and illustrations catalogue can be viewed on line.

Terms of Use


This web site is operated by the OldWillingham Society ("we" or "us"). The official domain name of the web site is "oldwillingham.org.uk" but we also provide access through the domain name "oldwillingham.com" and advertise the web site using the name "oldwillingham.com." The web site provides access to a number of services that may be used in accordance with these terms. The services include:

  • the ability to view online photographs
  • the ability to add comments to photographs
  • the ability to register for membership
  • the ability to read and post messages to discussion forums.

These terms govern the relationship between you and us. The web site (and the services provided through the web site) can only be used if you agree to these terms. You may only use the web site in accordance with these terms. Only persons aged eighteen years or over may agree to these terms. Persons under the age of eighteen may use the web site under the supervision of an adult who has agreed to these terms.

We may modify these terms at any time. We will post the modified terms on the web site. The modified terms will come into effect as soon as they are posted on the web site and use of the web site (or of any services provided through the web site) after that point will be subject to the modified terms.

What you are allowed to do

You may access any part of the web site that is not password protected. If you are a registered member you may access parts of the site that are only available if you have a valid password. You may not access these areas without a valid password. You are allowed to print copies of these terms and also operating instructions as may be found on the web site.

What you are not allowed to do

You are not allowed to copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk or in any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), alter or tamper with in any way or otherwise use any material contained in the web site except as set out under "what you are allowed to do." You are not allowed to use the web site (or to copy or use any material from the web site) for any commercial purpose.

Membership registration

You may apply for membership by completing the Registration Form. Once your registration has been accepted (and until your account is terminated) you will be allowed to access restricted portions of the site and to post messages to discussion forums. You will have to give your email address in order to become a member. In the event that you register using a non-existent email address or an email address that belongs to someone else, we may terminate your account without notice. You will need to provide a password by which you will be able to access the restricted material and log on to the discussion forums. Your password will be treated as confidential information but will be visible to the web site operator. We reserve the right to log on to the web site using your login name and password for the purpose of testing and troubleshooting. Currently, there is no charge for membership although this may change in the future. You will be notified by e-mail of any proposed change to membership terms.

You are not allowed to disclose your password to anyone else and must keep your password secure at all times. 

You are not allowed to post messages or enter comments which contain:

  • material the use or inclusion of which infringes any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of any third party;
  • racist material;
  • material that is likely to incite hatred against any person or group;
  • blasphemous material;
  • nudity or pornographic or obscene material;
  • defamatory or otherwise actionable material;
  •  images of any criminal act;
  • material that breaches any applicable laws or legislation

Although we prohibit the posting of certain types of material to the web site, we cannot control the use of our web site. It is possible that material might appear on our web site which is unlawful or offensive. We are not responsible for such images or material but if you become aware of any such images or material on the web site you should please contact us without delay.

We may without notice and at our sole discretion delete or remove any message that has been posted or comments that have been added in breach of these terms. We may refuse to provide any further services to anyone who breaches these terms. You will indemnify us and our officers and employees against any action, claim, damages, liability, costs and expenses arising out of:

  • any use by you or your guests of this web site in breach of these terms,
  • any claim that the posting or emailing of any images by you or on your behalf is an infringement of any third party's copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights;


You may email digital images to us to upload to the web site at our discretion. You may also include images in posts to the discussion groups. Images uploaded to the web site or emailed to us for uploading must be digital images in JPEG format. Images sent to us may (subject to our acceptance and the restrictions in these terms) be made available for viewing to the public in a photo album accessible over the web site. You will be given the option to be acknowledged on the web site for contributions to the web site.


We may change the format and content of the web site (or any products or services offered by this web site) at any time. We may terminate or suspend the operation of this web site (or terminate or suspend provision of any products or services offered via this web site) for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason. We may do this at any time and without notice.

Data protection

Personal data provided to us through this web site will only be used to maintain a membership list and will not be shared with any third party without your express permission. We may use the information provided to contact you for matters related to the contant of the site or to ask your permission should another member wish to contact you.

If you or one of your dependents appears in any image on the web site and the photograph was originally taken in a private context and  you object to its publication, please notify us listing the reference name of the photograph and stating your objection. If we agree that the photograph is private we will remove it from the site.


You may terminate your membership by contacting us via email. You may be asked to provide further proof that you are the holder of the account. Your account will be terminated as soon as reasonably practicable following receipt of your email. We may terminate your membership without notice at our sole discretion. Once your membership is terminated, your password will no longer enable access to the password protected areas of the site.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms (and the provision of goods and services by us) are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with English law. In the event of any dispute arising in relation of these terms or in relation to the provision of any goods and services by us the English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over such dispute.