June 1, 2024

May 2024

During the 1914-1918 world war many wounded soldiers were billeted in Willingham. The old Church Hall on Church St. was turned into a hospital and we know from carvings in the wall that some men were
June 1, 2024

April 2024

This is a very early photo of what is, today, the Green. The photo is probably about 1900 and before the arrival of gas to the village. When gas arrived in 1920s the cottages were demolished a new gas
April 2, 2024

March 2024

Many will be surprised to know that the “Black Bull” pub – now renamed “Porterhouse” – was on the corner of Station Rd and Berrycroft long before the current pub was built in 1960s. As can
March 2, 2024

February 2024

This photo looks almost medieval but, amazingly, it is taken in Willingham – probably around 1890. We don’t know the exact location but the buildings in the background are probably Church St and the
February 1, 2024

January 2024

A short way down Station Road from the traffic lights we find a general store on the east side. It is the 1970’s and Heinz baked beans are 7p per can and a jar of marmalade 12 ½ p. This shop was popular
January 1, 2024

December 2023

This is one of the oldest photographs in the collection, taken in the 1890s. It shows village life with two women chatting (one holding a well wrapped baby) and children gathered – probably playing
December 2, 2023

November 2023

Here is a photo taken on Berrycroft, almost opposite Berrycroft stores. The men (and child) are passing the time of day outside R. Smith’s Tobacco Shop – a small wooden building fronting onto the
November 1, 2023

October 2023

This is the Willingham Tabernacle Baptist Church – date unknown. It resided on the same site as the current modern building that replaced it in 1980s. The original “strict” Baptist church was opposite,
October 2, 2023

September 2023

Here is a lovely picture you may have seen before. Set around 1900 it shows an idyllic country scene with barn and well-trimmed thatched cottage. The woman carries a heavy wicker basket in her right hand
September 4, 2023

August 2023

You might struggle to place this picture - it is Long Pond in 1960’s. The photographer is on Schole Road looking towards what is now the Pyrethrum Way development. Rampton Rd. is barely more than a