Our History

Browse Collyweston's past by subject or event. We have a vast history covering Roman times to present day.

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RAF COLLYWESTON

Located at the end of the Drove

Find out about our WWII airbase

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COLLYWESTON & KETTON STATION

Opened in 1848: Collyweston shared its station with Ketton

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COLLYWESTON PALACE

The Royal Palace of Margaret 

Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII and grandmother to Henry VIII

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ROMAN COLLYWESTON

Roman Temples, ramparts and mining activity all exist in Collyweston

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COLLYWESTON SLATE

Our village has a long history of slate mining.

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ST ANDREWS CHURCH

St Andrews dates back to the 11th century. Find out more about our local landmark

ROMAN COLLYWESTON

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Read about Collywestons effort in The Great War

COLLYWESTON SLATE

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How many public houses has Collyweston had over the years?

ST ANDREWS CHURCH

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In Production

WORLD WAR I 

PUBLIC HOUSES

WORLD WAR II

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SPORTS & RECREATION

Read about our sports teams

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CIVIL WAR COLLYWESTON

Learn about life during the Civil War in Collyweston

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SCHOOLS IN COLLYWESTON

Education was provided locally until recent times. Find out where the schools were located and who did the teaching

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BUSINESS IN COLLYWESTON

From business big and small, learn how the people of Collyweston earn a crust