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Willingham by Stow, which was mentioned in the Domesday book, is six miles south of Gainsborough and twelve miles north of Lincoln. It has always been a mainly arable farming community with twenty farmers working the land in the late 19th century compared with just a handful now. St.Helen's church dates from the 11th century with registers that document events as far back as 1562 . The Methodist Chapel on High Street (No longer a place of worship) was built in 1885. There have been many business's in the village over the years but now there are two pubs, The Half Moon and The Fox and Hounds, plus the Howson Care Centre which is situated on Marton Lane. Lord Hawke was born in Willingham Rectory (1860).
The main organisations and most often used webpages are listed to your left. For all other sections of the Willingham by Stow website please look at "Site Content" at the bottom of this page. There are dozens of pages of information and space available for you to advertise and promote your services.

150 Club - May draw

14 Mrs Alexander £30
87 Judith and John Tudberry £20
92 Joan Bradley £10

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Video and picture from Josh Swales

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Here's a selection of photos taken on VE Day 2020 in the village.
If you have any to add, please forward them to Dave Bussey.
Photo album and a short video here

The Half Moon quiz night is virtual. Thursdays, 20:30, on Skype. Anyone who wants to take part should email halfmoonquiznight@gmail.com with their team name. I'll email a Skype link out shortly before the start time, and we'll use emails during the evening. We're doing this on trust; teams mark their own papers, and no using the internet to get the answers! There's no entry fee, no prizes, no crisps for last place, and bring your own beer. :)

The virtual Half Moon lounge will be open Sunday afternoons from 16:00, on Skype. Email halfmoonsundayclub@gmail.com and I'll send a Skype link out shortly before opening time. If anyone wants to open the virtual lounge (or bar) at another time, let me know.

Carryout from the Half Moon
More details here

Willingham Helpers

Are you unable to leave your home or concerned about leaving your home due to Coronavirus?
Or do you feel like you need some support during this time?
If there’s anything we can do to help, please contact us (Alice, Barney and Chris Fogg) at:

Phone: 01427 788157

And we’ll link you up with one of our volunteers!
If you’d like to volunteer in any way,
please contact us and let us know.

Local & National Coronavirus information
Available here

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The new times for the post office at Stow Church
Tuesday 1.30-3.30
Thursday 9.30-12.30

Following the Government’s instructions
St Helen’s church is now closed until further notice.
But we are still ‘open’ in so many different ways!
Why not connect with us via our FaceBook Page
Our website -
Or via our prayer line by emailing
You can contact our Priest in Charge
Rev’d Nicola Penn-Allison on 01522 702427
or via email –
The Post Office at Stow will open at the usual time until further notice.
Thank you – and please stay in touch!

The Willingham Surgery Facebook page has the latest health advice.

This information has been circulated by The NHS and Public Health England

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Read the advice about staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

For region specific information and advice in:

Download the Parish Council 2019 newsletter HERE

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Check out our village on FACEBOOK
Add your own content

This advertising space could be
yours for free.
Contact the website for details

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There is now a bookcase in the Village Hall. Feel free to swap your own books or for a small donation (To the hall) you can take one away.

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Details of recent planning applications / decisions that have been, or are being considered by Willingham Parish Council, can be found HERE

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