Orwell Past

We have a large archive of photos and documents that we are gradually adding to the site, so do keep checking for the latest pages. 

We welcome your memories, photos and reports of village activities - both historic and recent. Just follow the directions on our Home Page and we will edit and add your contributions to the site.

The links on this website are shown by being underlined, but they do not appear in blue as is usual. We apologise for this deficiency, and suggest that anything that is underlined is likely to be a link to another page.

You may also like to visit our other associated websites. For a good selection of old photos, try the Orwell Community Archive within the Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network (CCAN) at http://orwell.ccan.co.uk/.

The ‘WimpolePast’ local history website also has some Orwell material which may be of interest. ‘The Orwell Chronicles’ (over 200 items collected from Cambridge newspapers 1770-1899), the Rev R W Whiston’s 1927 booklet ‘The Marriage Register of the Parish of Orwell 1653-1837’, an article on the ‘Old Brewery Building 1908-1818’ in New Orwell, plus the full ‘1881 Census’ for the Parish of Orwell.



Category link: Orwell Wills
Orwell Wills
Wills of a selection of Orwell people dated prior to 1800.
Category link: People
Profiles, Obituaries & Weddings
Category link: Topics
Farming,Trades, Shops, Sport, Events etc.