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 What we do We host a programme of talks, arrange visits to places of historic interest and hold an archive of historical documents and photographs.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 in 2019/20 are held on the third Tuesday of each month from September to November, on December 10th and then on the third Tuesday of each month from January to April. Details are on our programme page. The cost of annual membership is £8 per person or you can attend a meeting as a visitor for a small fee.

Recordings and information

Follow this link to hear a recording of a recent meeting. Click here to find out about how the village has commemorated Henry VIII’s visit here in 1541.
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
October 15th - AGM and films about the A1 Following September’s  talk by Sue Jarrett about Eaton Socon and the Great North Road, we plan to show films about the road after our AGM. The meeting will begin in Willington Methodist Church with refreshments from 7 pm with the AGM starting at 7.30 pm.  We will collect remaining annual subscriptions of £8 pp. 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” Follow the links for further details and how to order a copy.
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