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Date: 15/01/2020 20:37:13
Name: valerie fryer
Email: fryers30 AT msn.com
Own Url:http://val fryer
I am sure Iris Norton who lived at 55 Buntings path was my auntie her maiden name would have been Bowman im doing a family search for my older sister who will be 80 in may.hope some one can help

Date: 21/12/2019 08:16:37
Name: vicky motherway
Email: vickymotherway AT hotmail.co.uk
Own Url:http://
Im interested in old local bottles if someone has any bottles from burwell rickards guyatts would be pleased to buy ever the stoppers thanks

Date: 10/12/2019 19:58:58
Name: Ann Sharp
Email: annsharp2 AT gmail.com
Own Url:http://
I am trying to locate my cousin, Gwen Connor, married to Ian. The last address I can remember was Burwell, but I am not sure if she is still there. I live in Alberta Canada.

Date: 24/09/2019 13:09:50
Name: Vicky
Email: vickymotherway AT hotmail.co.uk
Own Url:http://
HI Tina I am interested in the bottle you have for sale..I live in Lode. Kind regards Vicky

Date: 10/06/2019 07:58:43
Name: tina
Email: tinalk AT me.com
Own Url:http://bottle
I have a rickards bottle perfect with stopper please email me.

Date: 17/11/2018 09:35:23
Name: Kay Ballard
Email: kballard AT gbg.co.uk
Own Url:http://
St Mary's Swaffham Bulbeck
Concert to be held on
26th January 7.30pm
Programme to include
Faure's Requiem
Free entry ,collection for charity

Date: 23/08/2018 06:47:58
Name: webmaster
Email: webmail AT burwell.co.uk
Own Url:http://burwell.co.uk
Looks like someone has a bottle here: http://www.bottledigging.org.uk/forum/Topic188455.aspx

Date: 19/08/2018 14:23:17
Name: Philip Rickard
Email: pop.popandsally AT btinternet.com
Own Url:http://
My ancestor, H G Rickard, owned the Droford Mineral Water Company in Burwell and I am keen to locate any bottles bearing 'Rickard', Droford' or the Company's Ship logo. Willing to pay fair price dependent on condition.

Date: 20/11/2016 10:13:36
Name: Mrs Jacky Orriss
Email: jaxorr AT sky.com
Own Url:http://
Hello, I run a Dog Agility School at Klondyke Farm Broads Road. In January 2017 I will be starting a 6 week beginners class £30 maximum of 6 dogs. If you would like more information on our very friend club, please contact me via email address. Agility is excellent for all dogs & handlers, keeps you fit & fun for both you & your hound. We offer more experienced classes for those of you who already work in agility. Some members don't want to compete & is therefore just fun & social. We hold 2 fun days a year, present 2 annual trophies, Sunday lunches & Christmas dinner. All equipment is to Kennel Club Regulations & we are fully insured. Look forward to hearing from you. Jacky

Date: 03/11/2016 12:38:10
Name: Lynsey
Email: lynsey.conner AT yahoo.co.uk
Own Url:http://
I wanted to find the family of Mr harry who lived at 79 low road I know he has passed away but would anyone who knew him or a family member please contact me
Thank you

Date: 02/09/2016 20:27:06
Name: Sarah Mann
Email: sarahmann22 AT sky.com
Own Url:http://
My Mum Shirley Nockels (now Barker) grew up in Burwell she was born in 1947 and left during 1962. Her parents were Herbert Hilliary Nockels and Kathleen Nockels. I am very close to my Mum and love to hear about what life was like back then. I know she would love to be in contact with anyone from her era. I have recently visited Burwell and even though I have never been there with my Mum I feel so "at home" there. Beautiful village with lovely surroundings.

Date: 25/03/2016 01:27:37
Name: Gary Waters
Email: watersg60 AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath in 1966 and lived at 3 ball lane. I would very much like to contact or get information about Bob and Mary Ridgeon who lived also on Hall lane. Any info would be very much appreciated.

Date: 09/02/2016 17:50:26
Name: Judith Emmons
Email: judithemmons90 AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
I am researching the Emons families that lived in this area in the sixteen hundreds. A person of interest is William Emons born 16 Sep 1692 son of Michael Emons. This person would have moved to Massachusetts, United States in around 1713. Can anybody help me?

Date: 13/11/2014 13:56:46
Name: stephen harding
Email: loaffer012 AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://tree
dos anyone remember my grandad in the 1930/40 stephen harding horis harding and stephen harding two sons it would be great to here

Date: 21/03/2014 08:51:22
Name: Katie Richards
Email: Klgrichards AT googlemail.com
Own Url: http://
Hi there
I am keen to trace details of my family and interested to know if there is anyway to find out who may have lived at number 1 newnham lane in 1945.
My grandmother stayed there and I would love to know who with
Regards and best wishes

Date: 11/03/2014 23:08:25
Name: yasmin bucknor
Email: yasminbucknor AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
Does anyone remember my Mother Dorothy LePla? She was born in Burwell in 1935 in a house on North Street. Her parents were Eva and Basil LePla. They moved to high st in the 50s. My Mother had 2 mixed-race children,myself and my sister. Sadly my Mum passed away 2 weeks ago

Date: 02/03/2014 14:25:24
Name: Doug Grant
Email: dmgrant AT talktalk.net
Own Url: http://
Good to see the sails working again on the windmill, what an achievement. Reminds me of the time I spent in Burwell during the war when it was a working mill.

Date: 19/01/2014 18:58:20
Name: Clare Pollock
Email: clarepollock19 AT yahoo.co.uk
Own Url: http://
My Auntie Gert used to have a farm in Burwell & I've forgotten her surname...but she had an African parot so was fairly memorable! I visited in the 1960s, can anyone help with her surname & the farm name?

Date: 01/10/2013 17:47:53
Name: donald neal
Email: donaldneal AT btinternet.com
Own Url: http://
Can anyone remember the Badcock family of burwell who lived at the top of Ness Road between 1940-1960

Date: 01/04/2013 15:42:44
Name: Joyce Carruthers nee Fuller
Email: jandmcarruthers AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
I would love any info on my relatives 'Fullers' who lived on North Street Burwell in the 18th19th and 20th century.

Date: 26/03/2013 19:13:13
Name: Paul Cornes
Email: pcornes.eurorehab AT virgin.net
Own Url: http://
Those who may remember me from my childhood in Burwell, my days at Soham Grammar School, and my not-so-spectacular goalkeeping appearances for Burwell Swifts in the early 1960s might wish know that my memoir of those times and the story of my maternal Smith ancestors will be published on 28 March 2013. The book, 'No More Damned Secrets', also relates how not only my immediate family but also other villagers who were 'in the know' shielded me from knowledge about my paternity; and how uncovering that secret has led to the discovery of Canadian paternal roots.

Date: 14/01/2013 03:02:53
Name: John Cox
Email: johndcox46 AT yahoo.com
Own Url: http://
My wife, Cheryl and I were stationed at RAF lakenheath 1970-1974 and lived in a home which had been the Queens Arms Pub at one time in its history. I believe is is 35 North street. Thanks to the wonderful people of Burwell village and the Uk we grew to love England and this has remained our favorite assignment.The property was owned by a Lester Perkins. We had a St. Bernard dog. His son whose name I cannot recall inherited the property. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers the family.

Date: 05/01/2013 19:35:43
Name: ken pettit
Email: kennethpettit AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
Does anybody have contact with the late harry carter's
family? I have some photos of harry and i at 10 and 16
and i would love them to have them.

Date: 03/12/2012 22:32:44
Name: Darren Corr
Email: Darrencharcorr AT hotmail.co.uk
Own Url: http://
My name is Darren Corr, in 1990 my father David Corr lived in Burwell. Unfortunately he died in a road accident. He was buried in Burwell but im not sure how many cemetries there are in Burwell, or which one he is in if there is more than one. Can any body tell me who I would contact in Burwell to find out this information. Many thanks

Date: 14/11/2012 17:03:16
Name: Edward Thew
Email: e.thew AT yahoo.com
Own Url: http://
Greetings from the colonies here in Canada. I was named Edward after my great grandfather Edward Pleasance who I believe was a Tobacco buyer. He moved his family to York around 1850. My mothers mother was his grand daughter Laura May Pleasance who married into the Hoult family. I believe her mothers name was Peachey Pleasance. I have traced the family line to Anthony Pleasance buried 13 oct. 1703 in Burwell, his wife Sarah was buried 20 nov 1696 in Burwell. I would dearly love to obtain any information on my family past and present from across the pond. Regards Edward Thew, Kitchener Ontario.

Date: 01/11/2012 22:50:07
Name: F Hodge
Email: fudgimp AT blueyonder.co.uk
Own Url: http://https://sites.google.com/site/genealogygenie68/
Does anyone remember any of the following People?
James Leslie Roberts born 1920 in Liverpool & lived at 27 Martin Rd, Burwell. He worked as a machine operator at the box manufacturers and died aged 52 at Newmaket General Hospital. His wife was named Margaret Scott Roberts, who I believe may have been born in 1926 and died in 2005 in or near Bury St Edmunds.

Also James' brother, John Victor Roberts, born 1922 in Liverpool and lived at Goose Hall Farm, Factory Rd, Burwell. He worked as a caravan a**embler and died aged 50 at Newmarket General Hospital in 1973. The informant at his death was Dorothy Patricia Roberts, clearly related but unknown what the relationship was.

A close family member wishes to make contact with anyone related to these brothers, and would be interested in hearing from any living family or anyone who knew any of the above and might be able to provide further information about their lives and/or families.

Date: 30/03/2012 21:27:11
Name: jd quinitchette
Email: jdzlindeed AT yahoo.com
Own Url: http://
I am African-American in search of my great grandmother Jennie Burwell Coker's lineage. She is an ancestor of Lewis Burwell "English Lewis", who arrived at Jamestown on the second Mayflower in October 1760, approximately. Any help greatly appreciated.

Date: 23/03/2012 15:42:08
Name: Geoffrey Peacock
Email: beverlypeacock AT hotmail.co.uk
Own Url: http://
Went to Burwell Secondary School between 1963-1965 anyone out there please get in touch

Date: 27/02/2012 19:18:54
Name: ken pettit
Email: kennethpettit AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
after around 39 years in spain i would love to hear news on
my old gang and others who remember ivy - my mum and ron palmby - my stepfather. also,harry carter, mick brian sangster
sid and dereck oliver ann norton, ivan king and others too many
to mention

Date: 22/02/2012 03:11:24
Name: The Baron
Email: dingosar71 AT yahoo.co.uk
Own Url: http://
yep sure do remember beat city and the guy that started it
Chic Warren, he also ran a mobile disco "the purple emporer"
as in the butterfly. i still remember the purple jacket that
he used to wear i could tell you a story about that.......
but on second thoughts .......best left alone.

Best Regards "The Baron"

Date: 20/02/2012 21:33:26
Name: Rob Sowerby
Email: rob.sowerby AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
I remember it being there when I was home on leave from the Navy in the early 60's; 1963 I think.

Date: 19/02/2012 19:13:31
Name: bob beeby
Email: beebyrob AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
does anybody remember beat city burwell,silver street nr orchard way,70s

Date: 13/02/2012 23:40:04
Name: Julie Betts
Email: gcook164 AT btinternet.com
Own Url: http://
I was born in Spring Close Burwell in 1968. My Father worked for Burwell Bricks. We lived next door to Malcolm and Marjorie Rayner. I know after Malcolm retired from Tattersalls, they moved to Canada to be with Julie and Tracey. Would anybody have Malcolm and Marjorie's em address please. My em address is gcook164 'AT' btinternet.com Many thanks for your help

Date: 08/02/2012 00:40:06
Name: Bridget (Ware) Dean
Email: badgal AT comcast.net
Own Url: http://
Hello Marsha, I remember you well from our school days at Burwell Village College.

Date: 27/01/2012 13:13:29
Name: Cynthia Ashton
Email: kealy.mary AT googlemail.com
Own Url: http://
My name was Cynthia Kingdon when I was evacuated to Burwell with my brother, John, at the beginning of the 1940s. We lived with a very kind couple called Ted and Lily Irons at what was then No. 3 Newmarket Road but which I think is now No. 128. For many years afterwards Mrs Irons and I kept in contact and I visited Burwell too, also with my husband. When he died in 1981, Mrs Irons wrote to me every week with kind, encouraging words to help me through my bereavement. I am now so delighted to have found this Guestbook where I can tell the people of Burwell, especially anybody there who might remember me, e.g. Mr & Mrs Irons’ son, Peter, that I shall never forget the kindness shown to me during those tender years spent among you as a young child.

Date: 22/01/2012 11:43:14
Name: marsha neal rigana
Email: marsharigg AT yahoo.co.uk
Own Url: http://
Hi everyone I went to school in Burwell from 1965 to 69/70.I lived in Swaffham Prior.I'm looking for anyone that was there at the same time.

Date: 10/12/2011 20:46:03
Name: Utah Rogers
Email: urogers AT sbcglobal.net
Own Url: http://
My BARRON kin came to America in the 1600s. They were the Barron Family. William Barron and his son William Barron, Esquire lived in Burwell. I live in Arlington Texas and the town is located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Any history of my family would be greatly appreciated! urogers@sbcglobal.net

Date: 16/11/2011 18:25:02
Name: Sheila Lockwood
Email: sheila.lockwood AT btinternet t
Own Url: http://
Geoffrey de Mandeville was one of my ancestors who died at Burwell following a siege on the castle.

Date: 16/11/2011 18:22:20
Name: Sheila Lockwood
Email: sheila.lockwood AT btinternet t
Own Url: http://
The Isaacsons, Stutevilles and other associated families lived in Burwell over many centuries and are my ancestors. In 2010 I stayed at a local camping site so that I could spend some time walking in the footsteps of my Ancestors who are deeply rooted in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk I have traced my tree back over 1000years I will be back again.

Date: 15/10/2011 21:16:06
Name: Liz White
Email: lbw59 AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://

My grandfather Frederick Rigley married Rosetta Warren of Burwell in Ipswich. He died in London but originated in Nottingham. She died in Newmarket registration district in 1977. I never knew my grandfather and wondered if anyone had any history regarding Rosetta. Coincidentally we are now living in Cambridgeshire.

Date: 11/10/2011 23:40:54
Name: Paula Hall [nee Martin]
Email: paula.hall AT waitematadhb.govt.n
Own Url: http://
I was born in Burwell in 1946 in one of the little thatched cottages in the High Street. A Mrs Grainger the village photographer lived in one of these also and she was a great historian who had many photographs of the village and inhabitants. My great grandparents' name was Warren, and they lived in Ness Road [I think]. We came to New Zealand when I was 5. My mum and dad were Bert and Gwen Martin, and he was the son of Tom Martin who married Florence Warren. Everybody's up and died now, except my mother Gwen Martin, who is 89 next week. Great to see so many names I recognise on this page. Maybe one day before I pop my clogs I will see Burwell again!

Date: 26/09/2011 10:16:32
Name: Suzanne Lanzon
Email: cambridgesouth AT btconnect.com
Own Url: http://www.cambridge-kip-tuition.co.uk/
My husband and I run a business in Cambridge and are moving to Burwell very soon. We came across this lovely site whilst researching the local area. We are looking forward to making new friends in the village :)

Date: 08/09/2011 02:45:46
Name: Steven Michaeli
Email: mccorpsman2 AT aol.com
Own Url: http://
Late 1979 I found myself stationed at RAF Mildenhall and moved into a flat on Grantchester Rise. Thanks to the friendly people of Burwell I grew to love England so much that my two year assignment ended up being nine years. I miss it very much to this day. Thank You to the Millers, the Fullers, the Huggins. The biggest Thank You to the Kytes. I still think of you as "Mum and Dad" and love you both just as much as my own parents. I wonder how you manage without me there to make the mustard.

Date: 18/08/2011 03:53:16
Name: John Hills
Email: jonrushil AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
I am researching the Hills Family of Soham the last I've found is John Hills born 1546.I've seen that there may be Hills family in Burwell in the past.

Date: 09/08/2011 19:32:11
Name: Paul Cornes
Email: pcornes.eurorehab AT virgin.net
Own Url: http://
I was born in Burwell in 1944 and lived in the village to 1963. Since leaving, my thoughts have often turned to two local scenes from that time. They are the barge that was beached alongside the Lode in the vicinity of the old fertiliser works and the threshing machine which for many years stood at the village end of the First (Newnham?) Drove. I would be interested to hear from anyone who knows if there is a photographic record of either or both of those two relics from the village's past.

Date: 25/07/2011 21:01:48
Name: webmaster
Email: webmail AT burwell.co.uk
Own Url: http://www.burwell.co.uk
H, I don't think such a service exists. I would recommend you buy a cheap second hand one from the stall in social club car park on Friday or Saturday morning. There is usually a reasonable selection for sale.

Date: 25/07/2011 13:02:49
Name: demnoh
Email: buyukov AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
Hi all!
Does anyone know where I can hire a bike in Burwell?

Date: 25/06/2011 17:38:21
Name: Karin Burwell Grossman
Email: pkgrossman AT fairpoint.net
Own Url: http://
I was looking up where the name Burwell Originated, and was surprised that it was Burwell,Cambridge, UK. I live in Chouteau, Oklahoma, USA. Just thought it was interesting, and I may explore further. Is there anyone, with the last name Burwell still residing in the Village of Burwell that you know of?

Date: 18/06/2011 01:45:49
Name: Eileen (Oglesby) Fish
Email: qtip34 AT comcast.net
Own Url: http://
There is a cemetery in Burwell. It is on Ness road.

Date: 13/06/2011 05:14:50
Name: Adrienne Brewer
Email: am.brewer AT xtra.co.nz
Own Url: http://
Hi from NZ one of my Peachey ancesters was married at All Saints Church and one entry says at Burwell, but I can't find an All Saints in Burwell. Also is there a main cemetery in Burwell? I will be in the area late in August for a few days and would love to see some of the area.

Date: 15/05/2011 05:30:31
Name: peter hogben
Email: dingosar71 AT yahoo.co.uk
Own Url: http://
Hey there
anybody remember "The Baron" from the late 50s early 60s
biker days in Burwell and the surounding area , i'm still about ( mad as ever) but still hanging in there

would love to hear from any of the old crowd

Regards "The Baron"

Date: 15/05/2011 05:01:49
Name: peter hogben
Email: dingosar71 AT yahoo.co.uk
Own Url: http://
Bob Ammon
i have tried to send mail to you but your E addy s are out of date please contact me , i remember you from the 1960s when you worked for Browns of Burwell would love to hear from you
Regards Peter

Date: 27/04/2011 21:16:21
Name: Alison Murphy
Email: abm1963 AT hotmail.co.uk
Own Url: http://
Does anyone remember the "hippy commune" in Burwell? I lived in Burwell 1963-1976. loved it.

Date: 18/04/2011 07:09:19
Name: Joe
Email: archery AT robinsreach.co.uk
Own Url: http://www.robinsreach.co.uk

Come and have a go at the BURWELL CARNIVAL DAY Saturday 25th June Why not have a go or just come along and simply watch all the other Robin Hoods & Maid Marions having a go

Date: 24/03/2011 03:04:58
Name: Colonel John Cox
Email: johndcox46 AT yahoo.com
Own Url: http://
My wife, Cheryl and I were stationed at RAF lakenheath 1970-1974 and lived in a home which had been the Queens Arms Pub at one time in its history. The property was owned by a Lester Perkins. We had a St. Bernard dog. Would love to make contact with his son who inherited the property.

Date: 27/12/2010 09:18:30
Name: Tony Pickett
Email: taupopickett AT hotmail.co.nz
Own Url: http://
Hi I grew up in Burwell,and lived there until I left School,then moved to Yorkshire.I now live in New Zealand,if anyone remembers me I would love to hear from them

Date: 30/11/2010 20:45:32
Name: Jonathan Taylor
Email: forumfive AT hotmail.co.uk
Own Url: http://
I am researching the Warren Families of Soham and Burwell and the connections between them and other local families, My direct ancestors were Warrens of Soham, there seens to be a link to these in Burwell (late 1700s), any infomation would be great.

Date: 09/10/2010 09:33:41
Name: Stacey Mitchell
Email: staceymitchell05 AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
I would love to hear from anybody who knew my late Grandparents Bill & Greta Mitchell. They moved to New Zealand in the 60's (or sometime around then). I moved to London last year (2009) and am interested to hear the stories you have of them. I am the Daughter of Edwin Mitchell, their eldest Son.

Date: 28/07/2010 11:09:03
Email: kkfaircliffe AT aol.com
Own Url: http://
looking at the history of the name faircliff in burwell as my parents were from there.

Date: 13/07/2010 11:11:19
Name: bob beeby
Email: beebyrob AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
love to hear from anybody who knows people from orchard way,westhorpe,martins road,silver street

Date: 12/07/2010 15:09:41
Name: bob beeby
Email: beebyrob AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
lived at orchardway burwell.no 83.now im nottingham.hope to make contact with the smiths,masons,utteridge,denmans,dyers(colin)badcocks,

Date: 20/06/2010 09:27:28
Name: Stanley Arber
Email: John.stanley19 AT virgin.net
Own Url: http://
Can any one enlighten me on the whereabouts of ARBER LANE which was in Burwell in days of old. What happened to it or name change etc. Any information will be gratefully appreciated.

Date: 08/06/2010 23:35:19
Name: Ray Beattie
Email: gmanbp88 AT aol.com
Own Url: http://
Hi all...looking for an old friend Linda Brown Had a son paul. Lived behind the pub (forgot the name) I was stationed at Lakenheath early 1980's. Cheers...

Date: 17/04/2010 18:09:27
Email: jovlast AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
Looking for and information or storys about Herbert King who was a farmer in North Street from 1940's to 1980's and also his father who was called thomas henry king or an previous generations of the family - thanks

Date: 31/03/2010 19:24:04
Name: Eileen (Oglesby) Fish
Email: qtip34 AT comcast.net
Own Url: http://
My son just e-mailed me this website..Wonderful to see how Burwell has grown. I'd get lost there now I'm sure.I went to St Mary's parochial school, then to Burwell Secondary Modern (as it was called then).Came to the U.S.A in 1963 & now live in Washington State (not DC) Anyone out there who remembers me?

Date: 23/03/2010 11:50:55
Name: Colin Dyer
Email: publane AT optusnet.com.au
Own Url: http://
Hi all. I grew up in Orchard way Burwell from 1962-1973 and then moved to Australia aged 12 with my parents. Was hoping to see a name on here i recognised, or maybe someone will recognise mine.

Date: 19/03/2010 18:57:57
Name: Doug Grant
Email: dmgrant AT talktalk.net
Own Url: http://
I was evacuated to Burwell in December 1940. I was placed with two families while I was there. First with Bernard and Olive Peachey in Heath Rd and then with Jack and Ethel Mitchell at the top end of High St. I was looked after very well by both families and I owe them a very big THANK YOU.My wife and I have visited Burwell a few times in recent years and was very pleased to find Hilda Pearce (nee Mitchell). I could not have been evacuated to a better place. Does anyone remember me.

Date: 03/03/2010 16:10:04
Name: Olga Sprackling (Hodge)
Email: olgasprackling AT sbcglobal.net
Own Url: http://
I attended Burwell Secondary Modern School until 1952. Lived in Fordham before coming to California in 1970. Often look at the local village websites and wonder what happened to school mates.

Date: 24/02/2010 03:13:50
Name: David Volbrecht
Email: dyfed43 AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://
I lived in Burwell from 81-85, and my parents for a few years longer after I returned to the USA. I'm seeking a few friends that I've lost touch with: Daniel Bushell, Neal Coles, Giles Martin are among them. Great to see the site.

Date: 15/02/2010 12:17:22
Name: bob mclaren
Email: ramdesign AT libello.com
Own Url: http://
Eileen thank you it is good to know that Eric and George are still alive, please give them my regards we were real mates way back when. I did not know your grannie - I had my own, also living on Toyse Lane. We were not regular 'Vacees' my mother brought us to Burwell when we were bombed out in London. Then the Luftwaffe dropped incendaries on us - one dropped into our well and ruined our water supply. But I'll e-mail you. Bob
I'll e-mail you

Date: 12/02/2010 16:01:01
Name: Eileen Swope (Ware)
Email: dragonfly AT surewest.net
Own Url: http://
Hi there since writing to you about Uncle Eric, I have since found out that George is still alive and sees Eric regularly. If you would like contact info, let me know. Were you one of the boys that lived with my Grannie Day.

Date: 07/02/2010 16:19:44
Name: Bob McLaren
Email: ramdesign AT libello.com
Own Url: http://
Is any 'body' still with us who attended the school on Silver Street in 1941 -2? And remembers the troops billeted at Briarwood across the street- I was caned daily by Headmistress Miss Sprake for scrounging lunch with them - and whacked by P.C. Good for scrumping apples. We were Londoners,lived at 3 Toyse Lane and left at the end of the war but I have fond memories of a wartime Burwell boyhood. I had a great collection of incendiary bomb fins collected from the fields after raids and army badges - my proudest a red 'Desert rat' given me by a soldier who still had sand in his kit. My best mates were Eric Ware and George Fuller both lived on Ness Road. Have either of them made it this far?

Date: 03/02/2010 13:44:06
Name: Steve Gibbs
Email: steve AT gibbs.com
Own Url: http://www.profileomat.com/steve-gibbs
Hi thanks for the web site. My great-grandfather came to America from Burwell in the 1870's. Just doing a little research. Thanks you.

Date: 18/01/2010 11:16:14
Name: Chris Fidler
Email: everton.chris AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
Just wanted to say hello to anybody that knows or remembers me...Hello!!!!

Date: 06/01/2010 04:43:01
Name: Marilyn Eckles (Teague)
Email: marilyneckles AT sbcglobal.net
Own Url: http://
I am trying to get back in touch with The Harding's that lived on Silver Lane or Silver Street. Is there anyone out there that might have their email? Thanks!

Date: 27/11/2009 08:41:53
Name: Don Harrison
Email: pikers AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://www.stmarysburwell.org.uk/
Great informative site.
Please note the URL for St Marys Church has changed.

Thanks, Don

Date: 03/10/2009 14:44:31
Name: Stanley Arber
Email: john.stanley19 AT virgin.net
Own Url: http://
I am interested in the history of the Burwell Arbers of past years. Any information would be much appreciated Thank you

Date: 27/09/2009 18:06:19
Name: Ann McClean
Email: iemcc.ann AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://www.annmcclean.co.uk/fhpage1.html
Still searching for PALMERs of Burwell - I know many are still in the area, but I haven't found you yet!

My gt gt gt grandparents, Stephen PALMER & Maria DeSilva are buried in St. Mary's Churchyard.

Please read my website: CAWTHORN, SCOTT, & DeSILVA PALMER Family History Pages - I'd love to hear from you if you're one of my PALMER cousins - however distant!

Date: 18/09/2009 15:45:24
Name: Amanda Smith
Email: mailto.amanda AT virgin.net
Own Url: http://www.amandasmith.org.uk
I am a Burwell based graphic artist who is currently working on a fenland inspired arts project. As part of the project, I have created a (not-for-profit) blog. I would especially like to hear the thoughts and opinions of local people. If you would like to share yours views on any aspect of fenland life, please do so by visiting my URL (above) and clicking on 'Blog' link.

Date: 25/07/2009 18:32:11
Name: Andrew Bridgeman
Email: andrewbridgeman AT mailcontact.co
Own Url: http://
I am trying to investigate my family tree and would be interested to hear from anyone who has a William Bridgeman in their family line. He was born c1818 and died 05 Feb 1910 and was married to Margaret who was born c1832 and died 04 Aug 1917.I believe he was a carpenter, and they had a son George, my Gt Grandfeather who also became a carpenter. He married Elizabeth, from a different Bridgeman family !

Date: 20/07/2009 20:07:58
Name: Ruth Benson
Email: bruce.ruth AT acsalaska.net
Own Url: http://
I'm an American living in Alaska and will be visiting 12 September 2009 with my English cousins, meeting them for the first time in Burwell. We are all descendents of the Stevens family, of the Stevens Mill. My grandmother lived in Burwell until the late 1870's, when she moved to Michigan. Are there other Stevens family members still in the area?

Date: 07/07/2009 16:11:59
Name: donald neal
Email: donaldneal AT btinternet.com
Own Url: http://
I am trying to find an old friend who used to live at
99 NESS ROAD BURWELL from 1940 to mid 1950's her name was
JEAN BADCOCK who married & moved to the ELY area.
if anyone has any information on her it would make my day
i have onley just found this web site so ithought
somebody could have just have known her.
please contact donaldneal@btinternet.com

Date: 03/07/2009 23:48:04
Name: Eileen Swope
Email: dragonfly AT surewest.net
Own Url: http://
My dad worked at Guyatts Mineralworks for many years, I will ask my mum if she knows anything about the prior owners.

Date: 02/07/2009 15:00:14
Name: Philip Rickard
Email: philip AT therickards.freeserve.co.uk
Own Url: http://
My family history goes back a long way in the Burwell area and once owned the Droford Mineral Water Works. There was a connection between the Rickards and the Guyatts. I am interested in anything related to Rickards and/or the history of the Droford works.

Date: 01/07/2009 03:51:57
Name: Howard Butterworth
Email: xnavmr22 AT yahoo.com
Own Url: http://
My Mom lives in Burwell,and apparantly likes it. I`m in Fargo ND,and doubt I`ll ever get to see Burwell,except from the beautiful photos

Date: 13/04/2009 16:35:19
Name: Clive Bridgeman
Email: clivebridgeman AT tiscali.co.uk
Own Url: http://
I am researching my great,great-grandfather - Jonathan Bridgeman b. 1835 in Burwell. He was married to Charlotte (nee Edwards) who came from Blythburgh, Suffolk. Their son, Walter William Bridgeman, b.1861, left Burwell and joined the Metropolitan Police. I would like to contact anyone else from this line.

Date: 03/03/2009 03:59:23
Name: Anna Lyons
Email: colanna AT xtra.co.nz
Own Url: http://
I am doing some family research and may have a connection to the Casburns. Does anyone know of any who went to Australia ?? late 1800's, probably New South Wales?

Date: 04/02/2009 22:37:37
Name: marjorie irons (Casburn)
Email: mcrosstitcher AT aol.com
Own Url: http://
my family orignates from burwell. and i believe there is a row of cottages named after the casburns. named casburn lane? any one still live there now by that name i would love to be in contact. been once but i live so far away now.and am still looking for info.

Date: 22/12/2008 15:02:15
Name: pat skelly
Email: patricia.skelly AT ntlworld.com
Own Url: http://
Dear Tara there are many young families living here and the school has a very good reputation we moved here in 1993 and love it any place is what you make it. I am a specialist nurse working in a large hospital in Cambridge there are 2 to choose from and provide lots of interesting jobs other than nursing. I am sure this would make a great home for your growing family

Date: 15/12/2008 20:24:20
Name: Eileen Swope (WARE)
Email: alana AT surewest.net
Own Url: http://
I believe the picture is of the cottages that are opposite what used to be Dr. Elliots Office, there are some references to them in some of the back entries on this website. Hi to anybody who remembers me...

Date: 22/11/2008 18:42:05
Name: Rob Sowerby
Email: robsowerby AT ntlworld.com
Own Url: http://
I have just found another Burwell postcard to go with my collection.
It is a picture of a typical row of Burwell cottages but I cannot place where they are.
Can anyone help me identify them.
You can view it here, along with the rest of my collection.

Please feel free to leave comments on any of them



Date: 20/05/2008 18:39:07
Name: Kathy Rizzo
Email: kathyrizz AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://
I am researching my family tree and find that my grandmother's last name was Diver and her family came from Burwell. From what I have found so far is that they moved from Burwell to Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, USA around 1873. I am curious as to why they moved and anything I can find out would be wonderful. Are there any of the Diver family still living there? Does anyone remember any of them? Sounds like Burwell is a wonderful place. Thank you for any information anyone may have.

Date: 10/05/2008 00:23:44
Name: Angie Christie
Email: AnglChrst8 AT aol.com
Own Url: http://www.nightwatchmanchronicles.com
After falling in love with Burwell my son and his wife have bought a house in Orchard Way and we wish them all the luck in the world. They are so pleased to be living in Burwell at long last. I am writing this from Lt. Cornard near Sudbury, Suffolk. Good luck Peter and Carol from the family.

Date: 26/03/2008 01:53:13
Name: Edward Jarvis
Email: tsedjarvis AT msn.com
Own Url: http://
I live in Toronto, Canada and our Jarvis family dates back to Edward Jarvis, born Burwell 1767 to 1771 who married Susanah Hinds on May 5, 1797 and had 8 children. I'm trying to contact any Jarvis who's family traces back to Edward . Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 06/03/2008 10:05:03
Name: liza
Email: jenna AT hotmail.com
Own Url: http://link
cool site man

Date: 05/03/2008 19:54:28
Name: matthew webb
Email: matthew.webb607 AT ntlworld.com
Own Url: http://
hey all im currently living in Burwell and its very nice. There are a lot of names i recognise on this page its mad reading on the net about somewhere you live!!!hello to the people living in manilla, phillipines(in the guestbook about 5th down) I WAS BORN IN PHILLIPINES!!!!its a small world aint it? great stuff

Date: 25/01/2008 13:38:09
Name: GaryD
Email: garyd.widdington AT gmail.com
Own Url: http://garyd.widdington.googlepages.com/
Great looking site well thought out and friendly



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