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The latest edition of the LT has now been posted to all members. If any member does not receive their copy please contact keith@willingale.org.  

OBE Award

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Fiona Ballantyne nee. Mackay (I10525) was awarded an OBE for ‘Services to Culture in Scotland’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year. The award was presented to Fiona by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on November14, 2014. Fiona is the 2nd Great-granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Willingale born 1831. On behalf of WFS members we congratulate you Fiona. This is the second […]

Steven Willingale (I0370) reports as follows: “My cousin Jane (I1402) has given birth to a baby boy on 15th Feb 2015 named Zacharias Willingale Panteli (Zach). The father is Felipe Panteli. The birth was in Auckland, NZ.” Thanks for the info, Steven, action has been taken. Please convey WFS congratulations to the proud parents.

A message from Graham: I’ve heard on good authority that a comedy film has been made at Willingale Village for the BBC’s Red Nose Day programme. It stars Rowan Atkinson and Dawn French, among others, and willing residents of the village. It’s set in the two Churches and makes fun of the story of the […]

The latest edition has now been posted / emailed. Any member who has not received their copy by Christmas should contact me – keith@willingale.org

Alan John Willingale’s wife Monelea gave birth to their first child yesterday. Scarlett Lily Willingale was born 4th January 2014 in the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent.

Lopping Times

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The Lopping Times is our twice yearly journal where we write up some of the more interesting items discovered during our genealogical research.

It’s been a while since we blogged anything, however that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy researching. The family tree on the website continues to grow thanks to the efforts of our three researchers, Graham, Kim and Linda.

In one of my regular sweeps of the net for new information I’ve come across a couple of items that warrant review.

WFS Members can now download an exclusively produced e-book on Thomas Willingale and his involvement in the saving of Epping Forest.

New Milestone

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Just a short note to say we have recently passed 10,000 names on the main family tree. Back in December 2002 at our first AGM we had a tree containing 539 names on display, so the tree has grown substantially over the past 10 years!