Witchford Village

About Witchford

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Open Spaces Group Update - September 2018

Sep 12, 2018

Community Orchard The fruit trees of the community orchard survived the long drought, some with a little help with water. Others were not so fortunate. As reported last month, two apple trees Read more...

Witchford is a thriving village about two miles west of Ely in Cambridgeshire and has been around for a long time.  In fact, there is an entry in the Domesday book which you can read in Ely Museum. The community of Witchford has a wide range of facilities - pre, primary and secondary schools, churches, a garage, post office, chinese takeaway, a pub, social club and a vetinary surgery. Many new houses have been built in recent years and the population has risen to well over 2000.

Witchford Online was originally set up by the Parish Council in the nineties. A team of people was formed to create and maintain www.witchford.org.uk. When that group disbanded in 2001, a new site took up where the old one left off and we now aim to provide a source of community information for the people of the village. We are always looking for help to gather new content, writing web pages and so on. If you are interested in joining in please contact us via our Contact Form.

Witchford Village Society

Witchford has an active village society that can be contacted by email at witchfordvillagesociety@outlook.com.

Ye Olde Witchford

Many years ago a young man by the name of W.T. Maskell produced a couple of books about Witchford:

RAF Witchford

During WWII there was a RAF bomber base on the outskirts of Witchford, at what is now Lancaster Way Business Park. The small museum is well worth a visit. Follow the external links below for further details of the museum and one of the squadrons losses during WWII:

Aerial Photos

The following pictures were kindly sent in by Stuart Braybrooke of Sutton Road. They were taken from a paramotor in March 2005. If you don’t know what a paramotor is, you’d better check out Stuart’s website at www.stuartbraybrooke.co.uk.

Main Street Sutton Road 1 Sutton Road 2

Witchford Bypass

These photos have been kindly sent to us by John Gothard, who took them during the building of the Witchford bypass - which must have been around 1990-91, I think. Maybe they will jog a few memories?

Bypass 1 Bypass 2 Bypass 3