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
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