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We are sad to announce that one of our longest standing members, Leslie Herbert Willingale, (I0804) has passed away on October 15th 2021. His wife, June, contacted Kim, our membership secretary, yesterday with this sad news. Kim says that Les was truly the nicest person you could ever meet and had been a member with […]

  It is with sadness that I have to tell you that Betty Willingale passed away on Monday 15th February 2021 age 93. She was a Script Editor for the BBC and her most current work was Midsomer Murders. She was a lovely lady full of exuberance and fascinating to talk to. She grew up […]

Epping Forest

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We have been contacted by Ellie Wilson (I14065) regarding her project as ‘Artist-in-Residence’ for Epping Forest in which she celebrates the ancient rights of lopping. Ellie is the 4th great-grand niece of Thomas Willingale (I0150). She is a violinist/composer and her project ‘Echoes: Unearthing Stories of Epping Forest’ is a set of new compositions exploring […]

Keith Willingale

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With regret, we sadly announce that Keith Willingale (I0216), our Chairman and a co-founder of our Family Society, died Saturday, 10th February 2018.    His Funeral will take place on the 27th February 2018.     Our thoughts are with all his family

Data continues to be added on a daily basis. Graham is working towards adding a further 550 names and is also updating birthdays and other data using the newly-available 1939 census. Occasionally members have provided information, for which we are thankful, and have also alerted us to inaccuracies, which are checked and corrected. Journal We […]

A video has been added to the site that commemorates the Royal Navy disaster in 1914 that has become known as the “Live Bait Squadron” disaster. Sidney Willingale was a Petty Officer on the Aboukir, one of the three cruisers that were sunk by a German submarine. The media can be accessed through his individual […]

The committee have discussed the way ahead in the light of the fact that there continue to be no contributions to enable production of a journal. As we shall therefore have less costs to bear we have decided with immediate affect  to reduce the annual membership subscription to £10, and to introduce a joining fee […]

The chairman is offering WFS members a discount on the wines he produces at Bow-in-the-Cloud Vineyard. By visiting  www.bowinthecoud.co.uk, choosing the wine and entering the coupon code “wfs” members will receive a discount of 10%. Please note that this is the normal wine and not the specially badged “Epping Loppers” that is also available to […]

Our website is in the process of migrating from Blackfoot to Krystal, and this should be transparent to users except for changes that need to be made to their email clients.  All members have been allocated willingale.org email addresses and if they have accounts set up as clients then they  should have received an email from Krystal […]

To date we have not received any contributions for this edition and so, regrettably, it cannot be produced. The next edition is due in July 2016 and all contributions should be forwarded to reach the editor (keith@willingale.org) by mid June.