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Kitchen at Ivy House, Willingham, (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Willingham data

Willingham data

Old Willingham:


Willingham History

Mike Petty:

Enid Porter:

Her Cambridgeshire Customs and Foklore, p175, contains references to two inhabitants of Willingham who were considered to have magical powers.

Miss Disbury, who was still alive in 1900, was considered to be a witch with power over animals.

Jabez Few, who was living in Church Street in 1911, kept white rats which villagers called his imps. There are stories about his rats. At his death, no one could be found to live in the house.

Rod peeling, Cole’s Yard, Willingham (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Rod peeling involved women and children. It started in April for a month and involved the manufacture of ‘rods’ suitable for basket making.

Willingham rec ground Jan 2024 (Elizabeth Trenchard 2024)

Willingham bowls club Jan 2024 (Elizabeth Trenchard 2024)


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