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 in 1912 and, opposite, a car is parked outside the old school which survives today as a private residence named “The Old School House”.
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.
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.
A local baker awaits outside The Bell at Stilton in 1964.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 !
The old Post Office on Stilton High Street with the Stilton Cheese to the left – date unknown.
An undated image looking along Church Street in Stilton with a 2015 image below from a similar spot.
Little is known about this one other than it is in Stilton !
Looking along a quiet Great North Road in Stilton with the familiar Bell Inn on the right. Date unknown.
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.
The Bell at Stilton with the Great North Road in the foreground – image dates back to the 1920s.
Looking south along the Great North Road through Stilton with the Talbot Inn on the right and the Bell Inn out of picture on the left – date unknown.
Another nice image of the Bell at Stilton on the Great North Road – date unknown.
The Talbot Inn in Stilton, past and present with the older image possibly dating to the 1940s.
The Talbot is one of Stilton’s oldest public houses, believed to date back back to the late 1600s.
A lovely early 1900s image of the Bell at Stilton.