Descriptions of Wing from a variety of gazetteers, photos of Wing, a lexicon of local words, the odd map – these will all help to evoke the sights and sounds of Wing for you.
Some maps and their keys are particularly important in the understanding of land ownership and tenancy in Wing. The transcriptions below are on this website, the information on the maps like property boundaries are going to be mapped by me onto an open-source modern map (as far as possible) and will appear on the website in due course. I’d love to have more maps of Wing online for you, but unfortunately there are copyright restrictions on just about every one I can lay my hands on. I’ve linked to maps available elsewhere, and included maps I have offline.
Brief descriptions of Wing from 1516 to 1914
Alternative historical names for Wing, its hamlets, roads and neighbourhoods
Key to the 1798 enclosure map showing land owners and tenants
Modern-day photos of Wing taken July 2005
Postcards of All Saints Church from 1900 to 2000
The Wing Children's Christmas Party of 1939 took place in Wing Hall. That year's gathering also included children and teachers who had been evacuated from London, and more than 300 children were in attendance. Each child received a tin of sweets and an orange from the Rothschild family. Elsewhere in the newspaper displeasure was expressed...
An index of Wing residents appearing in the two volumes of Wing As It Was
An index of names associated with the WW2 RAF airfield at Wing
A selection of Wing's regional terms