The RAF opened an airfield here late in World War I. It had a short existence and was abandoned in 1919. The field was called "Greenland Top" officially, but some units refered to the field as "Stallingborough," which may have been a pun based on the name and the flight characteristics of certain aircraft.
In 1921 the parish erected a cross in the village in memory of the men of the parish who fell in World War I.
In 1930 Lieut.-Col Joseph Hugh WARD, D.S.O. lived in the village. He was a physician and surgeon.