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Welcome to the Yaxley History website

Yaxley in Cambridgeshire is one of the largest villages in the United Kingdom. Situated due South from the city of Peterborough, the village has a rich and fascinating history that we will attempt to tell here at Yaxleyhistory.org.

Yaxleyhistory.org was developed as a key component of the Yaxley Festival project and exists to preserve and celebrate the collective memories of our community and the stories and images of our village.

We welcome all contributions to the site including text, audio and video. Please use the contact us link to submit your information.

Author's Notes & Queries

  • histex Yaxley Festival History Exhibition
    The Yaxley Festival isn’t just about community and entertainment – it’s also about heritage, specifically celebrating the rich local history of Yaxley and the Great Fen. For nearly 900 years the magnificent cathedral at Peterborough has flung a shadow across Peterborough and the surrounding region. Its grand gothic arches have...
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  • AN00220804_001 Notes & Queries
    Stewart Howe ponders the etymological origins of the region of Freezeland on the north shore of the Whittlesea Mere....
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  • remins Recommended Reading
    Stewart Howe lists a number of books and research sources recommended by himself and Margaret Long, for those interested in the history of Yaxley and the Fens....
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