August 1, 2022

July 2022

Edwardian cross-dressing! At first glance this looks like a regular team photo until you notice that the men are all wearing dresses and women’s hats. Where they got them from is anybody’s guess.
July 1, 2022

June 2022

In June we saw the nation get together to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Anniversary. You can imagine there were also great celebrations in Willingham for the Coronation itself in 1952. There was a parade
June 1, 2022

May 2022

You may recognise this as the house by the bus-stop on the High St. This photo, in the 1980s, shows the poor state it had reached. It is a listed building built in the 1500-1600s. Its age is evident by
May 1, 2022

April 2022

Willingham is rightly proud of its Parish Church which is a Grade 1 listed building and contains an amazing amount of history – going back to the 1200s. The current church was built on top of an older
March 29, 2022

March 2022

This splendid new building is Berrycroft Stores in the 1930s, very different from the building we know today. Sadly, the building was short lived as it caught fire and was completely gutted a few years
March 29, 2022

February 2022

Here are nine lads ready in their make-shift boat to be part of the parade on "Hospital Sunday", probably around 1920. In those days there was no NHS. What were everyday people to do if they needed hospital?
January 29, 2022

January 2022

There is lots going on in this picture from about 1910 in George St. on the corner of Love’s Lane. In the foreground is a well-dressed family in a pony trap with two young ladies wearing large hats.
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