Willingham, High Street c.1965

Memories of Willingham


Hello again. I don`t know when Grandad Lack was born. I have no contakt with any of the Lack family because my mother remarried after my father Eric Lack died. Let me know if you find a link between the Lacks Anna Stearn

Hi everyone, does anyone know if there are any early graves in Buntisham? I am talking of 1600 -1700 up till 1800, the name Lack. I know of quite a few in Willingham church, but also have details of births and deaths in Bluntisham and Longstanton. I am a desendent of the Lacks, most of them were carpenters, as was my (...Read full memory)

I remember staying in the Black Bull, run by my grandad, grandad Lack. In the back garden was a huge willow tree and in one of the outhouses all the metal tops from the beer bottles were discarded. I used to sit in the tap room and look though the net curtains smelling strongly of cigarette smoke at the (...Read full memory)

My nan was born a Hayden in London, her father Levi and his ancestors go back in the village to the 1500s. Nan and grandad - Emma and Henry (Harry) Welsh - lived at Ivy Cottage, 30 Church Street in their twilight years and are buried in the churchyard. Nan once said she was related to the whole village. I am researching the family tree, and I must admit that many family lines do entwine!

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