Conversations

An important part of Collyweston Historical Society is to record personal accounts of residents who have information that future generations would love to hear about. It could be a position of authority, a story of war or a business story.

Slate, Snakes and Public Service

Shelagh Busby

A night in conversation audio file of Shelagh's personal account of life in Collyweston through to present day as Chairman of the Parish Council.

44 Years on the Drove

Albert & Audrey Blake

Albert, a sprightly 92 year old, and his delightful wife have lived on The Drove in Collyweston for 44 years.

Winter of 46-47

Author Unknown

The Winter of 46-47 was one of the worst on record.

Drama at the Parish Council

Sandra Johnson

1898 records all was not well at our Parish Council

Love at first sight

Evelyn Close

An outsiders account of Collyweston

The Forties - A Difficult Time

Newton Myers

Read the report of a child sent to Collyweston at the outbreak of war

Spies in Collyweston?

Peter Saunston

A spy in Collyweston? Surely not.

The Best Day of the Year

B.A.C

Home made gifts, a dinner that became a pet and mince pies. Christmas in Collyweston was special.

A personal account as a boy in WWII

Percy Walton

Long term resident Percy gives a personal account of life in Collyweston during WWII

Bringing home the bread

Evelyn Close

Long term resident Evelyn Close produced a detailed account of the village Bakery

Menace of the Zeppelin

Chris Close

1916 -1917 Collyweston had a problem overhead in the form of German Zeppelins

3 Weddings & a Grumpy Stepmother

Evelyn Close

A wedding, a horse and cart and a landlords daughter. What could possibly go wrong!

Memories of Christmas time

Evelyn Close

Pre war Christmas in Collyweston was very different than today

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