Stilton (1908)

A wonderful image showing Stilton in 1908 and captured by local Stilton photographer John James Nunn. The photographer is standing with the Bell Inn on his immediate left with the Great North Road running left to right and Church Street disappearing into the distance.

Stilton Church and School (1912)

Stilton Church in 1912 and, opposite, a car is parked outside the old school which survives today as a private residence named “The Old School House”.

Church Street, Stilton

A very nice undated image of Church Street in Stilton, taken from the junction with High Street. The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on the right used to stand where today’s convenience store trades from and the water pump, extreme right, still stands today. The pump was erected in 1826 and was used until 1936.

Below is a 2017 image from the same location.

Forresters at The Talbot Inn, Stilton (1908)

Members of the local Foresters Refuge outside the Talbot Inn on the Great North Road at Stilton in 1908.

The Foresters provided a simple means for people to save small sums of money to cover financial problems arising from sickness and bereavement and they continue to operate today as the Foresters Friendly society.

The Bell, Stilton

The early post supported sign at The Bell at Stilton.

Date unknown but the Huntingdon based Marshall Brothers brewery dates it to between 1910 and 1932.

The Pekinese of Mrs Scotney, Stilton

A very unusual early postcard showing off the Pekinese dogs of a Mrs Scotney of Stilton. No idea who Mrs Scotney were but the Scotney family had a big farming presence in the area.

The Bell Inn, Stilton

An old Tuck postcard image released in 1911 and featuring The Bell Inn at Stilton, painted by English watercolour artist Alfred Robert Quinton (1853-1934).

The Bell Inn, Stilton (c.1955)

The Bell Inn at Stilton with the old Great North Road and accompanying traffic island in the foreground. This image dates to around 1955 when the main London to Newcastle route passed through Stilton village. In 1958, the village was bypassed via the current A1 route which devastated trade in the village initially causing The Bell to close and fall into disrepair.

Stilton High Street (c.1912)

A lovely shot of Stilton High Street from around 1912 showing the The Bell in the distance on the right – with its original sign post – and three boys with sticks and hoops presumably ready to run them down the quiet road !

Stilton, North Street (1912)

Looking down North Street in Stilton towards The Bell which would be just out of shot in the distant left. The bay windowed house on the right is still standing today (2013) as are many of the other buildings in shot.