Burwell History

Burwell goes back a long way and has an interesting past . If you would like to contribute to this, or any other page, please contact www.burwell.co.uk
Burwell: Wikipedia Entry
Some nice general information on the village Wikipedia Entry
Burwell Historical Plaques
Information on the plaques that are being installed at points of historical interest in the village Burwell Historical Plaques
Burwell: The History of a Fen-edge Village
Amazon Link
Also Available at Burwell Post Office By Bill Franklin, June 2005. Describes the history and archaeology of Burwell. (Can you submit a review?)
Burwell Buses and Coaches, By Jim Neale
"Burwell Buses and Coaches" 2017 Edition, By Jim Neale
Book summarising the history of Burwell & District buses and coaches with hundreds of colour images. Priced at £15
email Jim Neale
Burwell: Disused Stations Site Record
Burwell Station Sign
Lots of information on the Burwell Railway Station which closed to passengers on 18th June 1962
Disused Stations Site Record
The Illustrated Tour of Burwell
A comprehensive history of the village from prehistory to the end of the 20th century - is now out and available. See http://www.andymurkin.net/Books/Tour.html
For more information on this and for some general information on Burwell The Illustrated Tour of Burwell
Memories Of Burwell, By Frank Czucha
Book, published in 2017, containing over 300 photos of former schools, shops and companies etc.. Available from Tina's in North Street. Priced at £12.99.
150 Years in Minutes: A Social History of Burwell Baptist Church
by David Martin. A winner at Cambridgeshire Local History awards, 2006. Illustrated by over 100 archive photographs, this publication looks at how events and developments over several hundred years affected life in the Burwell community. Publication available in the Post Office, or perhaps via www.burwellbaptistchurch.org.uk
Burwell Barn Fire
An account of the tragic fire on 8th September 1727 in which at least 78 local people died attending a puppet show.
Burwell Barn Fire
Burwell - A Stroll Through History By Heather Richardson
Follow this link to the Cambridgeshire Family History Society to purchase the definitive book on Burwell Burwell - A Stroll Through History
Burwell Museum Site
Some interesting reading - how Burwell got it's name and information on the Castle Site and Devils Dyke.
Some pictures of the Museum and Windmill
Burwell Museum Site
Burwell Riots
An uprising caused by a dispute over a piece of land called Poor Fen - a story of the old community pulling together
Burwell's Entry on Cambridgeshire's History on the Net Site (Currently unavailable for technical reasons)
Turn of the century text and photos on this local government site Burwell's Entry on Cambridgeshire's History on the Net Site
Burwell Stories
A Volunteer-run oral history project started in 2013. Recorded interviews of Burwell residents plus photo galleries and videos.
Web Site
Burwell Stories
Devil's Dyke
Devil's Dyke is over 7 miles (11 km) long and is the largest of a series of ancient Cambridgeshire dykes. In some places the bank measures 9 metres (30 ft) high and 36.5 metres (120 ft) across. Its highest point is at Gallows Hill where it measures 10.5 metres (34 ft) from the bottom of the ditch to the top of the earth wall.
Wikipedia Entry
Devil's Dyke Page
Devil's Dyke Page (Woodditton.org.uk)
Discovering Burwell
A new compilation of walks providing a guided tour through Burwell. Researched and produced by Burwell History Society.
Discovering Burwell
Domesday Project (BBC)
The whole of the UK - including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man - was divided into 23,000 4x3km areas called Domesday Squares or 'D-Blocks'. Schools and community groups surveyed over 108,000 square km of the UK and submitted more than 147,819 pages of text articles and 23,225 amateur photos, cataloguing what it was like to live, work and play in their community. This was about documenting everyday life - the ordinary rather than the extraordinary. Domesday Project (BBC)
Geology/Fossils
Interested in local geology? Fascinated by the local fossils dug up in the fens? Read Bernard O'Connor's accounts of the fossil diggings in the fens. 'The Great Fenland Coprolite Rush'. Where were they dug? Wicken, Streatham, Burwell, Bottisham, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Horningsea, Stow-cum-Quy, Fen Ditto, Waterbeach and Cambridge. Follow the link for more informtaion:
Geology/Fossils
Grantanbrycg
Anglo Saxon, Viking, Norman Re-enactment Spotted in Burwell at Spring Close Grantanbrycg
Marjory Stephenson
A tribute to this eminent biochemist born in Burwell Marjory Stephenson
Pauline's Swamp
The Swamp (now officially called Pauline's Swamp) was given to the parish of Burwell by the previous owner in 2007.
More info on: Richard Torrens' Web Site
Robert Stephenson
Obituary of Robert Stephenson, Burwell's first County Councillor Robert Stephenson
Edward Fitzball
Biography of this prolific and popular melodramatist of the Romantic and Victorian periods.
Edward Fitzball
Old Burwell Postcards
Rob Sowerby's collection of 20th century post cards of Burwell Old Burwell Postcards
Old Photos of Burwell
Francis Frith's collection.
Old Photos of Burwell
St. Mary's Church
Burwell's prominent church
Some pictures of the church
St Mary's History
Also see this interesting entry with pictures:
Cambridgeshire Churches, Burwell, St Mary
St. Mary's Church
Cambridgeshire Library
Main Page
A major multimedia research library and an international resource Cambridgeshire Library
Trying to contact an old friend?
Ex-Soham Grammar school? See the:
Soham Grammarians (Web Site)
Grammarians Logo

Ex-Ely High school for girls?
Ely High School 1905-1972 (Web Site)

Ely High School Badge
Genealogy
Chapman, Jennings, Fuller and many other families from Burwell
Chapman, Jennings, Fuller and many other families from Burwell
Geneology Site for UK and Ireland
Web Genealogy Links
General Links Web Genealogy Links
From the Ball Family Records
Burwell Village
A snippet with a few old photos Burwell Village
The Parsonage
Another snippet on the Parsonage with a few old photos The Parsonage
Burwell House
Some info on Burwell House, with a some old photos Burwell House
St. Mary's Parish Church - the graveyard
Burwell - Nonconformity
Historical account of religious life and nonconformist churches Burwell - Nonconformity
Burwell - Local government
Historical account of parish and manorial government Burwell - Local government
Burwell - History
Historical account of settlement, domestic buildings and social life Burwell - History
Burwell - Economy
Historical account of agriculture, marketing, and trades, crafts and industry Burwell - Economy
Burwell - Education
Historical account of education and schools Burwell - Education
Census Data

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Events
Action

Invitation to a
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Relating to a planning proposal for land at Weirs Drove, Burwell
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Drop in any time between 2pm & 7pm
Mandeville Hall, Burwell, CB25 0AR
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RADE Logo
Residents Against Dirty Energy (RADE) Burwell
Plans for proposed gas-powered station have now been withdrawn

Area Photos
Burwell Lode Bridge Windmill and Museum.jpg Burwell - St Mary's Church Burwell Windmill Burwell Lode
Village News
The new cafe at 105 The Causeway Burwell, CB25 0DU Opens Tuesday 5th December
ELK Cafe Web Site
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.
Christmas rail strikes announced by two rail companies
Passengers will be affected by 24-hour strikes on 27 and 31 December.
Ex-Cambridge University fellow leaves after sexism apology
Dr Peter Hutchinson apologised for commenting on female students then "withdrew" completely from the college.
Marine flare explodes at Waterbeach recycling centre
The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.
John Brackenbury died after another patient prioritised
John Brackenbury died hours before his life-saving operation was due to take place.
Eric Cooper: Ex-coach 'abused boy he met at match'
Eric Cooper denies two two charges of assaulting a boy under the age of 14.
St Neots jogger finds 7ft-long boa constrictor on run
The 7ft-long snake is thought to have been abandoned by its owner, the RSPCA says.
Animals captured enjoying the snow in the East
Animals big and small have been enjoying the snow across the east of England.
The shoes hidden in homes to ward off evil
Why did people hide old shoes in their homes?
Peterborough United 5-2 Woking
Jack Marriott scores in each half as Peterborough eventually shake off Woking to book an FA Cup third-round tie at Aston Villa.

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