In the 17th century, Willington became the highest navigable port on the Trent. It first began to grow from a population of 477 with the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal. The village became a small port with the ford of the River Trent and the canal.

The village has been at the crossroads throughout the ages be it the ford of the River Trent, the highest navigable port on the River Trent, the canal, railway and most recently the intersection of two major roads, the A38 and A50.
This web site is intended to be your crossroads pointing you at the places, organisations, groups, events and services that make Willington the place that it is today.

The willington.info domain name will cease on the 29th of April and the willington.co on the 20th of July.