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 Scrapbook
Mike Petty has produced a Burwell Scrapbook on the Internet Archive of Articles relating to Burwell published in Cambridge newspapers between 1897 and 1990.
Burwell Scrapbook
Burwell Stories
A Volunteer-run oral history project started in 2013. Recorded interviews of Burwell residents plus photo galleries and videos.
Burwell Stories Web Site
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.
Pauline's Swamp Logo
Pauline's Swamp Facebook Page 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
Events
Action
• Aura Power, a renewable energy developer, is looking to develop a battery-based energy storage system (BESS) on land at Weirs Drove, Burwell

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Proposed Battery Storage Facility - Parish Council Questions and Answers
More information on RADE Web Site
Area Photos
Windmill and Museum.jpg
Burwell Lode Bridge
Burwell - St Mary's Church
Burwell Windmill
Burwell Lode
Village News
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Firefighters tackle Wisbech wood warehouse blaze
Residents are being asked to keep doors and windows shut as crews fight the "well-developed" fire.
'Mad' narrow boaters to navigate The Wash to Bedford
Seven narrow boats will tackle the open sea to use lesser-used waterways.
Huntingdon retirement flats evacuated after blaze
Police help evacuate 32 residents from their flats after a fire broke out in the top floor.
Abandoned seal pup rescued from Cambridgeshire river bank
The pup, only weeks old, had been abandoned and would have certainly died, rescuers say.
King's College racism row: Students support academic
Porters at King's College in Cambridge are accused of "hassling" non-white staff and students.
Cambourne child rapist jailed for crimes against girl
Police say the victim was 10 years old when the abuse started.
Rikki Neave death: No charges over schoolboy murder
Prosecutors say there is "insufficient evidence" to charge a man over the death of Rikki Neave, six.
Cambridge Museum of Zoology reopens after £4m facelift
Sir David Attenborough says the museum featuring Charles Darwin finds is "of the highest importance".
Mary Beard on big thinkers and 'sexist rants'
What's it like to be a public intellectual in age of echo chamber social media and fake news?
Oliver Cromwell's 'rare' funeral banner sells for £16k
It is one of only four survivors out of more than 2,000 banners used at the Lord Protector's funeral.
Addenbrooke's 'silly' cancer nurse Debbie Bye found after appeal
Liz Brown finds nurse Debbie Bye, who helped to make the 14-year-old girl's cancer "less painful".

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