Church Lane, Sawtry

A view down Church Street in Sawtry. Date unknown but may be a view from the junction with High Street.


Sawtry Corn Mill

An early 1900s photo of Sawtry corn mill off Green End Road near the junction with Gidding Road and, below, sacks of corn being loaded in the yard onto trucks from Lough Transport of nearby Holme.

Sawtry Green (1909)

The Green at Sawtry pictured in 1909.

The Bell, Sawtry

A 1930s image showing The Bell at Sawtry along with a modern day image below.

Wilcocks Garage, Sawtry

A battered car from a crash on the Great North Road being towed into the nearby garage of CM Wilcocks in Sawtry who also ran a roadside cafe in a building just out of the top picture to the left.

Sawtry Post Office (1909)

The Post Office on Green End Road, Sawtry pictured in 1909 with sub-postmistress Laura Parsons (1858-1923) in the doorway. Laura worked with her sister Helen Parsons and they also shared lodgings with Yorkshire born head school teacher Annie Bell.

The sign above the door to the right advertises “Mrs Bell, Dressmaker” who was locally born Rose Bell while far right is the Grocer, Draper and Provisions Store of Anna and Kate Clayson.

Early Motor Vehicle near Sawtry (c.1910)

A wonderful c.1910 image of an early chauffeur driven motor vehicle carrying a well dressed lady and having just passed a horse drawn cart in the background.

The photo is marked as Great North Road but the nature of the road and the bend would suggest it is a local road nearby.

George V Mail Van, Sawtry

A nice George V Royal Mail van parked up somewhere in Sawtry – date unknown. The lower shot suggests the mailman may be posing outside of his family home.

Whitehall Convalescent Hospital, Sawtry (c.1916)

Staff and soldiers at the Great War convalescent hospital at Whitehall, south of Sawtry. Now known as Coppingford Hall, the building is now the administrative HQ for Supreme Concrete.

Rest-A-Wyle Cafe, Sawtry

The interior of the “Rest-A-Wyle” cafe on the Great North Road just south of Sawtry ….. pictured in the late 1920s.