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
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