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 What we do We host a programme of talks, arrange visits to places of historic interest and hold an archive of historical documents and photographs.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 Currently all meetings are online using Zoom. Once it becomes possible again, we aim to return to meeting at  7.30 pm in the Methodist Church in Willington.

Recordings - hear previous talks online

Follow this link to access recordings of many of our previous talks. Allow a little time for the talks to load. You will then see folders containing individual talks, arranged by year. Open a folder and click on a talk you wish to hear and your computer or smart phone will enable you to hear the talk. Current feature: You can access any talk you wish but may like to try our currently featured talk of an evening celebrating the life and work of Joyce Godber.
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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
We are planning our next meeting on Zoom. It will be on October 20th and be our AGM. Members will receive details of how to join. Two recent books for your consideration: “Willington in the First World War” by Rob Bollington. Copies can be reserved by emailing wlhg@btinternet.com. Read a review here. A book for BHRS by one of our members, Dorothy Jamieson - “Willington and
the Mowbrays: After the
Peasants’ Revolt” Click here to find out about how the village has commemorated Henry VIII’s visit here in 1541.
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