Walsham le Willows – a thriving Suffolk village with numerous clubs, groups, annual events, a vibrant sports club and a rich history as chronicled in the extensive quarterly reviews written and published by the Walsham le Willows History group. Find all the village has to offer under ‘More’ on the main menu.

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A Brief History of Walsham | Reviews | Books | Compact Discs | Wills Index | Guided Walks | Contact the History Group | Programme of Events 2022-2023

Cover of the book The Black Death: An intimate History by John Hatcher

Walsham le Willows has a rich history that is based on the survival of exceptionally good 14th-century manorial records which led to Walsham being chosen as the setting for the fictionalised history The Black Death: An Intimate History, by John Hatcher set in the years following the summer of 1348 as the Black Death ravaged European society. 

John Hatcher used the excellent manorial records to ‘fill in the gaps’ for his story.

Walsham has had an enthusiastic and prolific history group since 1980 and it is still going strong. The group still meets regularly, and have produced a Brief History of Walsham, and comprehensive Reviews on particular aspects of Walsham’s historical record which have been published at the rate of three or four a year since 1997, and a selection of books and compact discs.

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Community Council Food Bank

Provides emergency supplies to residents of the benefice. The benefice covers Walsham, Badwell Ash, Finningham, Langham, Wattisfield and Westhorpe .

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