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Benwick’s Bi-Monthly Community Magazine

July 2014

During the War

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Scout Community Week

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Forget-me-Nots Birthday

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A bumper summer edition this time thanks to a great number of articles being submitted by the community organisations. You can read some great short poetry from the Class 3 children at Benwick School on the subject of “fabulous fens” on page 20.

EDITORIAL Editor: Adam Keppel-Garner 1 Lilyholt Road Benwick, PE15 0XQ mail@benwickbugle.co.uk 07584 057 228

Dog fouling seems to be a bit of an issue, with the Parish Council, PCSO and Benwick in Bloom mentioning it in their articles so do pay extra attention when taking you dogs around the village. We continue the look back at Benwick during World War One with the memoirs of Florence Sismey where we hear how real the war was in Benwick and you can see a photo of one of the first soldiers to fall.•

In This Edition... Friends of Benwick School 4 Dog Fouling Reminder 4 Dickensian Market 6 Village Sports Day AGM 6 Circuit of the Fens 8 Scout Community Week 10 Community Watch Tyre Garden 12 Benwick Cycling Weekend 13 Benwick in Bloom 14 During the War 17 Fabulous Fens 20 Community Grants 22 Parish Council Update 24 Scout Group News 26 Forget-me-Nots 29 Benwick Ladies Club 30 News from our MP 33

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FRIENDS OF BENWICK SCHOOL by Jenny Fell With the school year coming to close we are busy planning our annual Summer Fair and Leavers’ Disco. This years fair is on Saturday 12th July, 11am until 2pm, the children have lots of games prepared for the day, we will be joined on the day by Fenland Radio and Discover Your Mojo, there will be the usual refreshments (BBQ, Cake Stall and Tuck Shop) available on the day, we are hoping for sunshine and lots of fun! The Year 6 children have helped to plan the last disco of the school year which will be held on Friday 18th July, this year they have chosen to have a Prom.

etc. We are hoping to donate funds towards the school’s new library in the near future. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents & carers and local community who have supported our events throughout the year, it all adds up and makes such a difference, so thank you •

DOG FOULING by Cllr Lyn Keppel-Spoor The Parish Council would like to remind dog-owners of the necessity to ensure that should your dog foul on the streets and open spaces in Benwick you must clean it up. A number of complaints have been received by the Parish Council in recent months and as a result there will be an increase in patrols by the Fenland Dog Wardens who can issue fines of up to £1000 to those who allow their dogs to foul and fail to clean it up.

We have once again had a very successful fundraising year which has allowed us to allocate £1350.00 between the four classes to allow them to buy resources of their Dog-owners are reminded to dispose of the waste in the bins choice alongside our usual supplied around the village or take it commitments such as money towards class trips and leavers’ gifts home and put it in your green bin. • www.benwickbugle.co.uk 4


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DICKENSIAN MARKET

CHARITY THANK YOU

by Lyn Keppel-Spoor Dean, Keira and family would like

This year’s event is planned for Saturday 15th November 2014

If any Village Group, Business or Individual is interested in having a stall Please contact one of the organising committee: Lyn Keppel-Spoor 677494 linda.keppel-spoor@tiscali.co.uk Richard Emmitt 677309 remmitt309@btinternet.com Joyce Webster 677309 jwebster309@btinternet.com Further details of the event will be in the next edition of the Bugle. •

VILLAGE SPORTS

by Jenny Fell

The AGM of the Village Sports Committee is due to be held on Monday 14th July at 7pm in Benwick Primary School.

to say a big “thank you” to Jenny Fell and Angela Wood for all their hard work and support since we lost Nikey on 21/03/13. We have donated a massive £16,000 which has been donated to Epilepsy Charities and SUDEP Action. Lastly we would like to thank everyone including the parents of Benwick for their support and kind donations. •

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CIRCUIT OF THE FENS The Circuit of the Fens cycle race returns to Benwick on the last weekend of July. Firstly on Saturday 26th the Sportives will be coming through Benwick at various times throughout the day. The four Sportives are a 130 mile, 130 kilometre, 30 mile and a family ride. Their aim is to mirror the experience as much as possible that the pros will get on the Sunday with the same HQ, finishing circuit and finish area. Sunday 27th sees the “Circuit of the Fens”, the longest single day road race on the British domestic calendar, come through Benwick.

Highways and Police, the riders have a clear road for the race. There are also a couple of narrow stretches towards the end of the race which take the riders over rough and poorly surfaced roads again this calls for the ultimate in bike control. Such courses are common in Europe, particularly in the low countries of Belgium and ‘The Netherlands’. Even during the “Tour de France”, flat stages can play a crucial part in the overall result just as much as the mountain passes. The whole on-the-road spectacle: the riders, official cars, service vehicles and race sponsors’ vehicles make an impressive sight both for seasoned race followers and local

Starting and finishing in Whittlesey town centre, the race is unique insofar as the course is totally flat without the usual hills to test the riders. Instead the wide open roads leave the riders completely exposed to the renowned fenland winds. A special skill is needed to combat the wind, that of forming echelons to gain maximum shelter. Thanks to support from Cambridgeshire www.benwickbugle.co.uk 8


residents. Everything is being structured to involve the local community and attract more people into the market town and the surrounding parishes. Benwick is situated on the far side of the bigger circuit where the Parish Council and village organisations are planning to organise some supporting events. The two races will be passing through Benwick High Street at 15 minute intervals from around 12h20 until the Amateur race heads off to the finish, leaving the Elite race to cover a further two laps. •

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SCOUT COMMUNITY WEEK

by Rod Glen

You may have noticed some new flower beds have appeared by the bus shelter. These were put in by all three sections of the Scout Group as part of Scout Community Week – a national initiative to promote cooperation between local communities and Scout Groups across the country. Working with Jill Hindle, the Scouts did the heavy work of digging the beds out, the Cubs managed to put in 120 plants in less than 20 minutes, and the Beavers have sown sunflowers which they have also planted out. The Group have also made 2

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obelisks for the rose beds near the park. The Scouts and Cubs made these with wood donated by B&Q in Wisbech, and the Beavers painted them. The Beavers also made a thorough job of getting paint on themselves at that meeting! I’m sure there was a significant increase in water consumption that evening in Benwick. •

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COMMUNITY WATCH FLORAL DISPLAY by Emily Shepperson Benwick Community Watch have installed some colour onto Doddington Road in the guise of the “Oscar David Flowering Garden”. Named for Oscar David, newborn son of Nikki David, who has Down’s Syndrome. All the items in the garden have been either donated or recycled and it is aimed to represent nostalgia, recycling and a bit of fun!

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BENWICK CYCLING WEEKEND

enter simply turn up with your children outside the Five Alls on Sunday 27th July at 12 noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult and all materials will be supplied! There will be prizes of sweets and chocolates.

Join in the fun and excitement of the cycle races with the community as Benwick celebrates the cycle race coming through.

On Saturday 26th you can get burgers and hotdogs outside the Five Alls whilst watching the race and on Sunday 27th there is a hog roast.

by Lyn Keppel-Spoor

A scarecrow competition has been organised, with a theme of Cycling and WWI. With Sky TV recording the race, you never know, your scarecrow might be famous! To enter simply contact Janet Fountain or Lyn Keppel-Spoor. Judging will take place on July 26th. If scarecrows are not your thing, make sure you have your camera and take part in the photography competition. Simply print your best photo from the weekend’s events and submit to either Lyn KeppelSpoor or Richard Emmitt. The competition will be judged the following week.

The Forget-me-Nots have organised a hamper raffle which you will be able to enter and there are further opportunities for village groups to fundraise. If your group would like to have a stall simply contact Lyn, Richard or Janet. There is no charge for a stall and all proceeds can be kept by the village group organising the stall!• Key Contacts: Lyn Keppel-Spoor 677 494 linda.keppel-spoor@tiscali.co.uk

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DURING THE WAR We continue our look back to 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 seeing the long lists of the killed and wounded in the newspapers. Benwick had its first losses that year, and there was much sorrow and sympathy for the bereaved families. Two of the village boys were brought home for burial; I think the first was in training. He was William Anderson, and on the day of his funeral we were let out of school early to see it. Just as the cortege was leaving the house it came a terrific rain and hailstorm and lots of people were drenched.

Arthur Sallabanks; Cambridge Regiment. Died of a brain haemorrhage aged 21 on February 4th 1915.

Late on in the war one of the men from Keyworth Farm was taken prisoner, wounded and afterwards exchanged with others for some German prisoners and sent to Edinburgh. His parents travelled up to see him but he died when they got there. His body was brought home and we farm people attended his funeral.

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was dry. The German Army was advancing and terrible battles were being fought at Mons, Ypres and other areas with great loss of life. The Cambridgeshire Regiment were in the think of it and hundreds of men form the Isle of Ely were lost. I remember now the that on quiet still days in the summer, whilst working in the fields, were could hear the distant thunder of the gunfire in Belgium and feel the fen soil shudder beneath our feet. It seemed to bring the war to us and I saw many tears on the cheeks of some women. Aeroplanes were beginning to be used more, for spying out the moves of the enemy chiefly and the pilots were formed into the Royal Flying Corps. The machines were very flimsy compared to modern ones, being chiefly a wooden frame with wings covered in linen. There was such a demand for fabric that the War Office demanded that supplies of flax should be grown in this country to produce it. It was a very valuable addition to the war effort as besides the flaxen thread produced, the oil in the seeds was needed for the guns and vehicles – pure linseed oil. 18

Several aerodromes were established in East Anglia, the one at Upwood being nearest to us. The machines were housed and maintained there and large numbers of men trained to fly and defend them. Powerful searchlights were kept there and it was exciting to see the great beams of light sweeping fenland skies after dark.

The enemy had their Zeppelins and were threatening to bomb the towns and aerodromes, and eventually they came. I have a page from my sister’s notebook which says “Zeppelins came over and dropped bombs. Jan 31st 1916” I think the raid was over Norwich and Yarmouth. • www.benwickbugle.co.uk


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FABULOUS FENS Class 3 children at Benwick School have been studying the topic of “fabulous fens� and have written some poetry about the fens. Here are three from their collection. Shimmering rivers, sparkling in the sunshine. Fluffy grey rabbits, hopping across the bright green grass. Beautiful flowers, growing wildly. Colourful tractors, sowing thousands of seeds. Woolly sheep, munching grass. Amazing sunsets, fading away. Sandy yellow reeds, growing up the dykes. Bumble bees, collecting lots of pollen. By Grace (age 8) A tractor, harvesting the bright fresh wheat and rape seed. Brilliant views and landscapes, for everyone to see. Children playing outside, so everyone can join in. Shiny deep rivers, flowing down the side of the roads. Wildlife, zooming in the fresh warm air. So Fenland is the place to be. By Yasmin (age 9) A beautiful sunset, rolling across the sky. Pretty cottages with ivy and roses, twining across the walls. Stray horses, galloping in the wind. Muddy dykes, stretching on the sides of the road. Beautiful butterflies, flapping madly. Combine harvesters, cutting the fresh corn. Birds with lots of colour, flying merrily. By Kaiya (age 8) www.benwickbugle.co.uk 20


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COMMUNITY GRANTS Benwick Parish Council is now open to offer grants for specific projects to village organisations. Following a request from Benwick in Bloom to consider awarding grants to village groups, the Council considered the matter at its June meeting. The Council resolved that going forward it would be open to applications to be decided on an individual basis. Already, Benwick in Bloom have applied for funding, which will be considered at the Council meeting on July 7th. If your village group would like to apply for a grant from the Parish Council contact the Parish Clerk, Jacqueline Richardson. •

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PARISH COUNCIL At the Annual Council meeting held May 12th, Cllr Chapman was reelected as Chairman of the Council, with Cllr Richardson re-elected as Vice Chairman. The Council have continued to arrange for the installation of a flagpole at the War Memorial and have submitted a planning application for permission.

community organisations; a change in its previous policy. The Council have been investigating the Play Park and Cllrs Tickner and Few have been reviewing the feedback from the Parish Assembly and will be reporting to the Council in July. The internal auditor’s report was pesented at the May meeting, with no issues being raised. The Council meets on the first Monday each month in the village hall; the public have a right to attend. You can read agendas and minutes online at www.lilyholtroad.co.uk. •

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SCOUT GROUP NEWS by Rod Glen On July 11th the Benwick Scouts are going gliding with the Nene Valley Gliding Club. They will get at least one flight in a winch launched glider; maybe two if the weather and the evening light allow. Later this summer, three of our older Scouts are going to Zellhoff in Austria for a 9 day camp with Ely Scouts. They will be staying near the castle where the film Where Eagles Dare was shot. Other planned activities include high rope tree top adventure course, summer toboggan run, a visit to Salzburg, salt mines and Ice caves! They will be meeting up with Scouts from several other countries as well, so making many new friends and learning how similarly aged people live in other parts of the world.

some provision of youth activity so they have something to do of an evening or at weekends. Explorer Scouting can provide this but young people who reach the upper age limit of Scouts (15 years old) either have to travel to March or leave Scouting entirely. The Fenland District Scout Association will support the setting up of an Explorer unit, if we can find adults to run it. However, without at least two adults to manage it, this cannot happen. If you would like to make a real contribution to village life by volunteering for this role, please get in touch with me. You will give the 15 – 18 year olds the opportunities to do something worthwhile, and there is nothing in the rule book that says you can’t join in the activities as well. •

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Top: George Ellmore cutting the birthday cake in c1959 with Althea Bedford, Lil Clifton, Joy Burton, Lorna Richards and Vera Bedford Bottom: Anne Wall cuts the birthday cake with Olive Benfield and Janet Fountain

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FORGET-ME-NOTS by Janet Fountain The annual birthday party of the the club was held on Thursday 1st May when a ploughman’s supper was served followed by a dessert and a piece of birthday cake. The entertainment was by Dave Parry and included a “Name that tune” spot This was enjoyed by all and kept everyone guessing. The club has been in existence for at least 55 years Photographs of THEN and NOW. The meeting in June was spent playing an assortment of games;

Curling, Ping Pong, Whist and Bingo. Some members spent an enjoyable afternoon in Cambridge on 14th May for a boat trip on the River Cam and then a meal at The Milton Arms. On 18th June the outing was to Bury St. Edmunds which is always a popular venue for the shops, market and the Abbey Gardens. A day in Lowestoft is planned for Wednesday, 16th July. when the coach will leave Benwick at 8.30am. Members old and new and visitors always welcome. Over 55 and need more info please call Janet on 677228. •

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BENWICK LADIES CLUB by Brenda Richards A large group of us found our May speaker Doreen Reed very entertaining with her amusing poems of everyday life. At our June meeting in Val Gobie’s garden it was good to see new faces. The demonstration of cocktail making by Carl Gobie was made even better when all members were given the opportunity to try their hand at making their own drink. To go with these drinks we had a variety of savoury party nibbles and a number of strawberry desserts which were provided by members. Our last piece of business at our June meeting was arranging car sharing for the ten of us going to see Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at the George in Huntingdon. A group of us enjoyed the production of Macbeth last year and are sure this will be just as entertaining. In July we will be back in the village hall for a try at indoor curling. Then in August we are having an extra meeting when our member Linda 30

Tomkins will speak about her visit to the Armed Forces Arboretum in the Midlands. All ladies are welcome at our meetings which are held on the 3rd Monday of the month in the village hall from 7.30-9.30 at a cost of £3.00 or £3.50 for catered events.•

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with patients sharing their experiences. Although a very serious subject the evening produced some amusement and all in all it was a successful and rewarding evening. So much so that by popular request a follow up event will be arranged. The next meeting of the PPG is Tuesday 10th July at the Doddington Medical Centre at 6.30 p.m. when hopefully some of you who attended will come and express your thoughts on the event. As always all patients of the practice are very welcome. We will also be discussing our next event which will ‘Living with Arthritis’.•

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NEWS FROM OUR MP by Stephen Barclay The cost of heating bills is a big worry to many people in North East Cambridgeshire, particularly those in rented and social housing, so I am urging residents in rented and social hosing to register for a new scheme by calling Action on Energy on 0800 093 33 03 to apply to the council for external wall insulation. Fenland District Council has been awarded a £1.56m share of the Green Deal Communities Fund, which allows it to pay for work to help reduce heating bills locally. This can lead to an annual saving from energy bills of £460 for an average detached house.

identifies ten pledges which can and should be delivered within the next twelve months. I am asking residents to register their support by signing the Parliamentary Petition so we can show the demand for change at www.treatmelocal.net. Throughout Britain commemorations have taken place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. I’m proud to be supporting The Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Heroes Return’ programme, which can provide WW2 veterans grants to enable them, along with their spouse and carers, to make trips back to places across the world where they served, or make a commemorative visit in the UK. I have written to the March Royal British Legion to bring the scheme to their attention and if you know of anyone who qualifies please visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/prog_ heroes_return

Too many patients currently have to travel from Fenland for treatment in hospitals rather than accessing that care in the home or at their local GP I have campaigned for a clampdown surgery. This costs more in travel on illegal foreign vehicles using our and parking, is often roads without paying road tax or tiring, and makes it harder for having insurance or an MOT. I can family and friends to attend. now confirm that the Government Working closely with local GPs and have agreed to introduce backed by both local newspapers, new automatic registration checks the Cambs Times and the Fenland at our ports to respond to the conCitizen, I have launched a health cerns I raised, so that all community campaign to secure motorists are treated equally. -> more localised treatment. This www.benwickbugle.co.uk 33


In the past Cambridgeshire Police told me they had no way of knowing whether a foreign vehicle had been in the UK longer than 6 months, which allowed some foreign motorists to avoid paying their tax and insurance. •

vehicles were logged with 2 recorded exceeding the speed limit. This was repeated on June 13th with three volunteers on Doddington Road where 104 vehicles were logged and 3 recorded exceeding the speed limit. To highlight the impact that the minority of irresponsible dog owners have on local amenity, local volunteers have been out in the larger of Fenland’s open spaces spraying dog fouling with brightly coloured biodegradable paint. This is to raise awareness of the problem and for users of the open spaces to see clearly the effect dog fouling has on the enjoyment of these open spaces.

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I am pleased to report that in May we only had two crimes in Benwick; both of which were of a private nature and have no wider implications to the community.

The campaigns have seen impressive results in reducing the amount of dog fouling. We have been approached by residents who have seen what is happening in FDC open spaces and would like us to hold similar events in their communities. These have taken place in March, Wisbech, Chatteris, Parsons Drove and Newton.

Should the community want an awareness event to be held in Three more volunteers have now Benwick please do not hesitate to had speed watch training and two contact Layna Warren, Streetscene new recruits helped on 28th May Team Leader at Fenland District along Ramsey Road where 88 Council on 01354 654321. • www.benwickbugle.co.uk 34


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‘RITINGS FROM THE RECTORY by Rev Kevin Fitzgibbon Why should we spend time remembering terrible events from such a long time ago? Would it be better to let them lie or try to forget them? I have some sympathy with that view as sometimes a re-lived trauma can be traumatic in itself, but remember we must, not least because these momentous events shaped the life and history of our Nation and the World, and we really should try to reflect on and learn what lessons we can.

Again, each year it strikes me as we conduct our Village Remembrance Services and we read out the long lists of names of the young men of the villages on our War Memorials, how very many of our young men never came back from war, and never got to fulfil the potential that their lives could have had in our communities. It seems such a tragic waste. Of course the noble valour of so many, and the price they paid to stand against evil and secure our freedom, gives us much cause to remember and be thankful. So what might we learn that could form for us a good legacy, now and into the future? Perhaps first to try to live our lives with an attitude of gratitude, to be thankful for each day of life and the freedoms that we enjoy to choose our way, thankfulness too for all the opportunities that life brings us in peace and stability.

Another very significant reason to remember is the fact that these events affected many of our families and most certainly had a big impact upon the life of our village communities. I never got to meet my Paternal Grandfather; he was a professional soldier serving in the Again we can daily be grateful that British Army at the outbreak of the we can be with our families and First World War and lost his life friends, valuing the loving support of fighting on the beaches of Gallipoli. our personal relationships and being When I looked into this campaign a part of a supportive community it seemed to me to be a hopeless free from tyranny and oppression. mission in which thousands lost their lives for little or no strategic advantage or reason, perhaps a sign We all need to ask God to help us to be people of peace, with of the futility of war and I still feel forgiving and gracious hearts, who that loss. www.benwickbugle.co.uk 36


try to show kindness, understanding and Love to those around us and to those with whom we share his world. We would do well to pray to God to maintain for us the peace and freedom that we enjoy and ask that this blessing may come to all. My final thought is that we seek the courage to stand for Righteousness, Truth, Justice and Peace, and with the help of God, be people who aim to make the world a better place for everyone. Some of the lessons I want to try to learn.•

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BENWICK TANG SOO DO by Beverley Angel In August my daughter Sarah will be attempting to trek 80Km to the lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru South America to raise money for the Association for international cancer research. In April Benwick students were challenged to do 5000 kicks in a 2hour lesson to raise money for the charity. The count was led by Ella Edley at a somewhat fast and furious pace, the target was soon achieved and together with a private donation £55 was donated to the fund. In May some students attended a Master class in Huntingdon led by Grand Master Chang Yi Tao. Grandmaster Chang starred in many Martial art movies in the 70’s and 80’s under his acting name of Bruce Lai..The class was enjoyable but quite intense.

Finally we had two more Benwick students grade this month. Medwyn 15 Hostmoor Avenue, March, PE15 0AX (Near Tesco) Addams and Jaz Marsden both did extremely well in their testing. www.s ewlo.c o.uk Congratulations to them both. • www.benwickbugle.co.uk 37

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VILLAGE CONTACTS Benwick Tang Soo Do Beverley Angel 672804

Benwick Parish Council Clerk: Jacquie Richardson 677 856 benwickparishcouncil. clerk@gmail.com Benwick Village Hall Patricia Tickner 677279 patricia.tickner@yahoo.co.uk

Benwick Butterflies Preschool Children’s Centre, High Street 677733 Jenny Fell: 677848 benwickbutterflies@hotmail. com

Benwick Residents Association Lyn Keppel-Spoor 677494 linda.keppel-spoor@tiscali. co.uk

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July / August 2014 Benwick Bugle  

The July and August edition of the community magazine for the village of Benwick, Cambridgeshire.

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The July and August edition of the community magazine for the village of Benwick, Cambridgeshire.

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