The Blue Bell public house on The Green at Yaxley pictured around 1904 (top) and more recently as a private residence (below).
The name above the door is Whittlesey born Annie Smith who was a multi-tasking baker and innkeeper, presumably doubling up in the bakery building shown on the left in the yard behind the pub.
A lovely old colour-tinted image of Yaxley village – date unknown.
A fantastic shot of Yaxley village from around 1915 with the Post Office to the left. George Thomas Burrell, the sub-postmaster, was also the village grocer and draper.
An almost Dickensian feel to this battered old image of Yaxley from around 1907.
The Juvenile Foresters parading through the village in 1915. The Foresters were a “Friendly Society” whose members helped each other out by contributing to a common fund from which the likes of sick pay and funeral grants could be claimed.
This old image may well date back to the late 1800s.
The most rural of scenes in Yaxley village with a horse drawn cart in the background and random cattle strolling along the road !