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 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 !