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 Few View Heritage Centre Project, developed by The Fenland Trust, which aims to identify, develop, promote and preserve our village heritage assets.
The Fen View Heritage Centre will be a permanent residence for Yaxley and Farcet’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.
THE YAXLEY GAZETTE is the village’s only local magazine. Every month the Yaxley Gazette has a print run of 7500 and is received and read in more than 6300 homes across the village and beyond. Launched in May 2009, the Yaxley Gazette is put together every month...
The Holme Fen (originally spelled 'Holm') nature reserve contains the largest pure birch woodland in the country together with raised mire and heathland habitats. Around 450 species of fungi are found in the woodland and mixed scrub on the site and these habitats also...
1965 - In Main St., Yaxley, this building stood east of The Gables and was once a Fish Shop, owned by Mr...
Doris Whitwell's General Store. Main Street....
“Glatton Round Hill, Yaxley Stone Mill and Whittlesea Mere, Are the three great wonders- of Huntingdonshire.”
Archaic Huntingdonshire Rhyme
Yaxley History is a member of the Yaxley Partnership