What appears to be an early threshing machine in operation in the Sawtry area ….. date unknown.
St Judiths Lane, Sawtry in 1905 around the site of today’s playing fields car park.
The old thatch cottage was owned by the Wiles family and it caught fire in the late 1970s and was replaced with a pre-fab bungalow. The bungalow was lived in until sometime in the 1990s when Bill and Marie Wiles passed away, after which it was knocked down and the house that is there now was built on the land.
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.