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Blossom and History at Diddington

May 23rd – Pentecost Sunday 2010

A super new history display has been mounted at Diddington Church near St Neots and the good news is that it will be up for another two weeks for visitors to enjoy. Pam and Dave Dodman have put a look of work into mounting the show which includes pictures of the WW2 Polish Camp and the USA Military hospital.

It also has photos of surrounding villages in days gone past as well as fascinating snippets from newspapers articles and documents relating to the parish.

Here are some of our visitors to the exhibition on May 16th. On the left is Zen who was born at the Polish Camp behind the church in Diddington  during the war and  came  across my blog entry on the Diddington camp last year.  It was lovely to welcome him and his wife, along with his brother and wife.

There is no trace now of the Polish camp where Zen and many others were born – but we do have some photos of the buildings.

This is our new meeting area where folk chat and enjoy tea.

Lovely blossom on the trees leading up to the church

Pam Dodman surveying her  and Dave’s hard work

A week later and it was Pentecost Sunday – the pink blossom on this churchyard tree was tremendous this morning.

Diddington Church and surrounds are simply beautiful in the early summer – if you are in the area why not pop in off the A1 and enjoy – the church is always open.

May 23, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Paxy
    long time no correspond.
    Interesting to see you have a ‘Judas Tree’ in the churchyard at Diddington.
    (thats the one with the mauve blossom in the last two pictures)

    Comment by wingy | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. Hi Wingy

    Lovely to hear from you again – hope all is well in your vineyard…. didnt know it was a Judas Tree – will look it up – thanks!
    God Bless

    Comment by paxtonvic | June 4, 2010 | Reply

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