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William Sole (1741–7 February 1802) was a British botanist born in Little Thetford, Cambridgeshire. Read more…

This wonderful pictures shows Graham Driver driving the last herd of cows in the village past the old Dutch manor house on the left and the Three Horseshoes in the background. The cows had names: Bess on the path, Angela in front of Mr Driver, Doll front left of the leading three, Vera to the […]

Read John Kisby’s wonderfully vivid account of the flooding of half of Little Thetford in 1947, which followed the severe winter of 1946/7.

We’ve now got an interactive version of the picture below here – just hover over the boxes to see the names.

This is Little Thetford WI visit to the Wedgewood Factory in the 1950’s. Can you help put names to faces? Click on the photo for a bigger version. The lady in the 5th row, second from the right is Mrs Bedford who is now 106. If we can get some more names, we’ll put up […]

We have a fascinating Now-and-Then animated comparison of a view west along Main Street towards Horseshoes – the site of the old Three Horseshoes pub. The scene flips between 1906 and 2010. Note the large old building on the right, no longer present, and the pond on the left where the village sign is no, […]

A new page has been added Jack Haynes – War Stories – War stories of Jack Haynes by his oldest son Fredrick.

We’ve added some information about the Swan Mark you might have seen if you drive from Ely to Little Thetford past Braham Farm (see location on StreetView).

Mr John Kisby did the Register Preparation for the years 1949-53 and he retained copies of them. See who lived in your house then.

A new page has been added under local history telling of the home front in Little Thetford. There are details of Operation Scorch in 1941, simulating events in the parish such as a Hostile aeroplane down in Little Thetford, an incendiary attack in Little Thetford, and a 500lb bomb in the school yard!