January 1, 2022

December 2021

One of the fixtures of winter in Willingham used to be skating on the frozen fen at Earith. The shallow flooding of the fens made perfect and safe skating when it froze over - as it did every year. It
December 1, 2021

November 2021

In the late winter of 1947 there was major flooding throughout the country due to heavy rain and melting snow. Willingham and the surrounding villages were badly affected. Here is a diary entry for March
November 1, 2021

October 2021

I have to eat humble-pie this month. In August we had a picture of Church St. by the baker and I said "none of these buildings remain today". I was corrected by Lou & Pete Evans as follows: "the
September 29, 2021

September 2021

Here is Harry Beaumont who wound the Parish clock in the Church Tower taken sometime after 1959 when he took over the job. The clock was installed in 1887 to celebrate the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
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