November 1, 2020

October 2020

This looks like a scene from a horror film but it is taken in Willingham around 1935. At that time a group performed a “pantomime” as part of feast week each year. As you can see this involved costumes
October 1, 2020

September 2020

It‘s the winter of 1962/3 and work is starting, driving piles for a new concrete bridge that will span the river at Earith. This has always been an important crossing and we know there was a bridge
September 1, 2020

August 2020

If you look up at the roof in our medieval church you will see several carved angels like this. It’s worth walking round and looking at each one because they are all different. One is holding a hammer,
August 1, 2020

July 2020

We know little about the thatched house being demolished in this picture. It stood towards the south end of the High St. just down from the bus stop and red phone box. It was demolished in 1950's to make
June 30, 2020

May 2020

Parades were a popular feature of village life with the annual “field day” and “hospital day” parades. These were often used to raise money for the village in a time when there was no government
May 1, 2020

April 2020

In years past, with open fires and thatched roofs, fire was an ever-present danger. Many buildings along Church Street were lost to fire before improvements in safety in the early 20th century. This month
April 1, 2020

Mar 2020

This, of course, is the inside of our beautiful medieval church. You might think it looks the same today but this picture was taken around 1900 and there are some important differences. Although the pews
March 1, 2020

Feb 2020

This is quite an old photo – probably about 1900 and we see the White Hart pub on the right. But what is this building in the middle? It has a shop front but above is a wooden structure with open slatted
January 31, 2020

Jan 2020

This month we see Green St. looking towards Rampton End, probably about 1950. The building furthest away is, more recently, “Rainbow Crafts” but the building on the left was the home of Dennis Jeeps
January 1, 2020

Dec 2019

Election fever 1910. Towards the end of the 1800’s Willingham’s MP (Constituency of Chesterton) was Conservative. But in 1906 Edwin Montagu won for the Liberal party (Labour was in its infancy).