About us

Willington Local History Group (WLHG) exists to promote interest in the history of the Bedfordshire village of Willington and of the surrounding area. What we do We host a programme of talks, arrange visits to places of historic interest and hold an archive of historical documents and photographs. We also support the open days at the National Trust Tudor dovecote and stables in the village. When we meet We normally meet at 7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from September to November, on December 4th and then on the third Tuesday of each month from January to March and on April 30th. Details are on our programme page. The cost of annual membership is £6 per person or you can attend a meeting as a visitor for £2.

Recordings

Follow this link to hear a recording of our recent meeting on the subject of Willington in World War I. In the recording you can hear members of the group talk about the war and read from letters, diaries, newspaper reports and other items from the time.
Willington Local History Group
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Resources and Publications

Our resources page gives access to guides and information about the village and other places of interest. The publications page contains details of books written by our members.
Willington dovecote, stables and church
April 30th Social Event We will be hosting a Murder Mystery Evening at the Peace Memorial Hall. This will start at the earlier time of 7.00 pm. The mystery will be performed by students from Stratton Upper School and music will be provided by the Willingtones. This is an all ticket event. Both members and guests will need a ticket. To mark the centenary of the end of World War 1, we have produced a commemorative book about what happened to the people of Willington during the war. Copies can be reserved by emailing wlhg@btinternet.com. Click here for details of our new book: Willington in the First World War.
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