September 1, 2021

August 2021

Here is a classic photo of Church St. at the end nearest the Co-Op taken in about 1895. The large thatched building on the right was a bakers – as it is today. The chimney shows a large “inglenook”
September 1, 2021

July 2021

Long-time residents will remember fondly the "Willingham Amateur Dramatic Society" better known as WAMADS. This was very active performing both serious drama and comedies and a much-loved annual pantomime
July 1, 2021

June 2021

In the past, parades were a big feature of village life. It seems there was always an excuse for a parade. Thanks to a relative of this young lady, we now know that her name was Pansy Brittan and that
July 1, 2021

May 2021

Here is the down train (towards Cambridge) at Longstanton station around 1910. In the foreground a porter is loading large trunks and, further down, several quite well-to-do people are boarding. The station
May 1, 2021

April 2021

To figure out where these houses are imagine standing at the end of Church Lane with your back to the social club. This row of house ran down Fen End towards Earith Rd. They were demolished (probably
March 30, 2021

March 2021

Last month you may have read in Alan Fawcitt’s piece about the terrible fires that sometimes destroyed many buildings in a village. It was a constant fear for the residents. This photo looks pretty
March 1, 2021

February 2021

In the days before the big supermarkets people did most of their shopping in the village and there were many grocery shops serving their needs. Here is one that is long gone. Although hard to read, the
March 1, 2021

January 2021

This is a very early photo – probably about 1890. It is before the restoration done by Rev Watkins during his time as Rector between 1890-1906. The picture shows the back of the church where the Octagon
February 1, 2021

December 2020

These days we don’t see much snow, if any, but in the 1960s it came frequently and sometimes deep. In this month's photo we see heavy snow being cleared from outside Berrycroft stores into a lorry!
December 3, 2020

November 2020

Last Month Alan Fawcitt's history piece talked about the "dissenters" who broke from the Church of England to form other churches in the village. Things came to a head in the 1800's over two issues: cemetery