Anglia in Bloom Competition 2016

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The Benwick in Bloom team can’t wait for September now, when the results of the Anglia in Bloom Competition 2016 will be revealed. Let’s all hope that their massive efforts to make our village look as beautiful as it does will pay out. There is always a lot to do for this competition – have […]

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Benwick During the War – Part IV

After I had received a reply from most of them we arranged a meeting in the Chapel and read out extracts from them so that parents and friends who came along heard about them. The chapel was packed and the congregation so pleased to hear the boys’ names rad out that someone stood up and […]

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Benwick During the War – Part III

At the end of February 1916 we had a whole week of snow and a lot more in March. We watched from the cottage at Keyworth as it raged all day and saw five great trees come down and huge branches fall from many more. I was growing up and was allowed to go to […]

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Benwick During the War Part II

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We continue our look back at Benwick During the first world war through the memoirs of Florence Sismey.  We didn’t know very much about the actual war until early in 1915, when German battleships shelled the towns of Scarborough and Whitby, causing damage and casualties. As the spring advanced the fighting hotted up and we were soon […]

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Benwick During the War – Part I

Part one of a look back at Benwick during the First World War from the memoirs of Florence Sismey. By the spring of 1914 the troubles in Europe were spreading and a great recruiting campaign was begun, with posters everywhere and meetings in every town and village. On August 4th, England founds itself at war. News […]

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Benwick in Bloom Update

The Benwick in Bloom team have now cleared the shrubbery of weeds, cut back the bushes and seeded with wild flowers. The footprint of the old St Mary’s church has also been seeded with Flanders poppies and wild flowers. There is at present still a lot of work in the cemetery with the clearing of […]

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Youth Facilities Survey

Published in the May/June 2014 Benwick Bugle Having attended the meeting prior to the village assembly, although supporting the development of the play park for young children, we are a group of teenagers who feel it would also be beneficial for there to be more  activities for our age group. We understand that a collection of teenagers, either on the streets or in the […]

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Know your FACT

Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT), offer two services which complement the bus service in Benwick. The key differences between the Dial-a-Car and the Dial-a-Ride are that the Dial-a-Car is a chargeable service used mainly for appointments, whereas the Dial-a-Ride is daily transport, free with your Bus Pass to shopping destinations, allowing everybody their independence […]

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Benwick Play Park

What do YOU want from YOUR park? Benwick Parish Council is currently looking at options to improve the Play Park in the Village. We feel it is important that we get your views on what you would like in the Park and also how you would like to use the Park. There will be a […]

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Tragedy over the sea of Benwick

On the evening of the 12th of May 1944 a full scale dress rehearsal for the forth-coming D-Day airborne drop was ending with two squadrons of United States army Air Force flying back to their base at Cottesmore. At approximately 0341 hours two C47 aircraft from the same Troop Carrier Group; the 316th, collided mid […]

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