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 was the place for families but also for competition as speed skating and course skating races were held with national level skaters. Here we see the Rule family (who used to own Berrycroft Stores) out on the ice. Competitive skating races were last held in 2010 and regular freezing is now a thing of the past.