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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.

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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.

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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.

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Winter of 46-47

Author Unknown

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

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Drama at the Parish Council

Sandra Johnson

1898 records all was not well at our Parish Council

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Love at first sight

Evelyn Close

An outsiders account of Collyweston

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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 Sauntson

A spy in Collyweston? Surely not.


The Best Day of the Year


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

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A personal account as a boy in WWII

Percy Walton

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

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Bringing home the bread

Evelyn Close

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

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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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