Welcome to Yaxleyhistory.org
Yaxleyhistory.org was developed as a key component of the Yaxley Festival project and exists to preserve and celebrate the collective memories of our community and the stories and images of our village. The site is a foundation stone of the longer term Yaxley Heritage Project, developed by The Fenland Trust, which aims to identify, develop, promote and preserve our village heritage assets.
The Yaxley Fenland Museum will be a permanent residence for Yaxley’s treasures and is currently in development. If you have any items that you would like to donate or lend to us please contact us.
Learn about one of the region’s most historically important villages.
Yaxleyhistory.org on Historypin
Historypin has been developed by the not-for-profit company We Are What We Do, in partnership with Google. The Fenland Trust is adding local history content to Historypin where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of our village.
Discover Yaxley’s lost lake, once the greatest expanse of water in Southern England.
Learn about the world’s first purpose built prisoner-of-war camp.
Go back to a bygone age when Yaxley had over a dozen public houses.
Gaze upon the architecture of Yaxley, some of it still with us, but much of it long gone.
Items that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity such as tickets, advertising and promotional materials
“Glatton Round Hill, Yaxley Stone Mill and Whittlesea Mere, Are the three great wonders- of Huntingdonshire.”
Archaic Huntingdonshire Rhyme