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 EntrySome nice general information on the village
Burwell Historical Plaques Information on the plaques that are being installed at points of historical interest in the village
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?)
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
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 of 1727 in which 80 local people died attending a puppet show
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 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 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 Stories A Volunteer-run oral history project started in 2013. Recorded interviews of Burwell residents plus photo galleries and videos.
Web Site
Pauline's Swamp The Swamp (now officially called Pauline's Swamp) was given to the parish of Burwell by the previous owner in 2007.
Mor info on Richard Torrens' Web Site
Discovering Burwell A new compilation of walks providing a guided tour through Burwell. Researched and produced by Burwell History Society
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.
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 inofrmtaion
Anglo Saxon, Viking, Norman Re-enactment
Spotted in Burwell at Spring Close
Marjory Stephenson A tribute to this eminent biochemist born in Burwell
Robert Stephenson Obituary of Robert Stephenson, Burwell's first County Councillor
Edward Fitzball Biography of this prolific and popular melodramatist of the Romantic and Victorian periods
Visit the
Devil's Dyke
Restoration Project

Web Site
Visit the site for lots of information
See Wikipedia Entry
See here for some pictures and other links
Old Burwell Postcards Rob Sowerby's collection of 20th century post cards of Burwell
Old Photos of Burwell Francis Frith's collection
St. Mary's Church Burwell's prominent church
Click here for some pictures of the church
St Mary's History
Also see this interesting entry with pictures: Cambridgeshire Churches, Burwell, St Mary
Cambridgeshire Library (Main Page: here). A major multimedia research library and an international resource
Chapman, Jennings, Fuller and many other families from Burwell history, anecdotes, photos
Geneology Site for UK and Ireland Some more snippets
Web Genealogy Links General Links
From the Ball Family Records
Burwell Village A snippet with a few old photos
The Parsonage Another snippet on the Parsonage with a few old photos
Burwell House Some info on Burwell House, with a some old photos
St. Mary's Parish Church - the graveyard The Ball graves
British History Online Links
Burwell - Nonconformity Historical account of religious life and nonconformist churches
Burwell - Local government Historical account of parish and manorial government
Burwell - History Historical account of settlement, domestic buildings and social life
Burwell - Economy Historical account of agriculture, marketing, and trades, crafts and industry
Burwell - Education Historical account of education and schools
Census Data

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Events Calendar
Burwell Museum
What's On in The Area
Cambridge Events
Ely Science Festival
19 May - 18 June 2017
A month long event of interactive fun and discovery exploring science and the natural world through art, music, exhibitions and fun activities for all ages.

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