Wilbrahams’ and Six Mile Bottom’s Photo Archive

Older time street scenes in Great Wilbraham

Old postcard of Great Wilbraham. The photo is taken from The Lanes and shows the Lime trees which are pollarded.
An old view of St Nicholas’ Church from The Lanes; note the lime trees.

Pollarding the limes has been carried out for decades. Here is an old view of St Nicholas’ Church from The Lanes. Judging from the size of the trees in the churchyard – and by the nature of the roads – the photo dates from before the Second World War, probably the 1920s or ’30s. That would make the churchyard limes some 90 years old. Their regular shape shows that they were being pollarded from a young age.

 

High Street and the Triangle, Great Wilbraham
A view of the High Street and Triangle, Great Wilbraham.

It looks to be a photograph of the triangle and High Street taken from Kennels Farmhouse. A lot has changed. Just look at the old car in the distance and the state of the road which appears to be used more by horses then by cars.
Another striking feature is the presence of two pubs. The one on the right was called The Tallyho and the one on the left was The Kings Head. You can just see Toft Way beyond the Kings Head. There used to be five pubs in Great Wilbraham. The fingerpost directs traffic to London Road and Six Mile Bottom.

 

 

A street in the 30s
Church Street about 1930. The church is missing one of its pinnacles!

Houses

How has your house changed?

‘Lufters’ 1880s to 1890s

'Lufters' 1880s to 1890s

West View House, 1930s
West View’ now ‘Clare House’ in the early 30s.
Cheryl Patey’s grandparents: Mr and Mrs Hornsby, outside.
An old thatched cottage, black & white
Thatched Cottage, Church Street. Apparently the elderly resident of this cottage ‘Lully’ cooked his sausages in his kettle!

The Shepherds House’ Toft Lane.

A first major restoration on this house was done in 1932

More Recent Events

Photo-documentation by Chris Fell

Many thanks to him for allowing us to create this record of local events

The link below is the most recent collection of photos from Chris. Below are some individual events of the past few years

http://www.chrisfellphotos.com/thewilbrahams.html

Wilbrahams’ Social Club Family Picnic 2019

http://www.chrisfellphotos.com/190825GWPicnic/

Little Wilbraham Fete 2017

Food and Craft Fair 2017

GW Picnic on the Rec 2017

2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee event at Little Wilbraham

Martin Gienke photos

Roadworks Church Street April 2018

60s night May 2018