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Volume II Issue II June / July 2011

Local Events Chatteris Historic Festival Village Sports Day Opening of the River Mooring and more...

Community Updates

Village Hall Update The Residents Association School Governors Newsletter Doddington PPG The Scout Group are back www.benwickbugle.co.uk

Regular Sections

In the Garden June and July in Film ‘Ritings from the Rectory 1


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EDITORIAL

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elcome to the June/July edition of the Benwick Bugle. I am still waiting to get the Benwick Bugle website back online, currently finalising the design, but hopefully will be on by the next issue. If you know anyone who hasn’t had a Bugle delivered (and should have) please let me know. Everyone living in the village should recieve one through their door. There are a host of updates from the different groups in the village, with news on the Church and Village Hall, the latest from the Residents Association, and School Governors. The Gardening section is now being written by James Gardner of Gardners Gardens, he is a professional gardner so makes the column far more informative than I possibly could.

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Local Trades Public Mooring Opening Local Events School Governors Newsletter Election Results FOBS Update Residents Association News Ritings from the Rectory Village Hall Update June and July in Film Shape Yor Place Doddington PPG Update Chatteris Historic Festival In The Garden

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The Scouts Update Village Contacts Forget-Me-Nots Advertising and Submissions

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Make sure you check out the Local events listings for the next couple of months on page 7 and if you fancy a trip to the cinema see page17 for a few ideas. The next issue is out at the start of August, and is a special one month edition with plenty of ideas for days out.

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Local Trades and Services Listings are just £15 per year, which is £2.50 per edition. It includes a listing on the website too. If you run a business and would like a listing, or you know someone who might - contact me on: mail@benwickbugle.co.uk. Builders Printers Ben Sealy Brickwork & Groundworks 01354 692459 Mob: 07809 767194 Email: bennysealy@hotmail.co.uk

Counselling

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Driving Instructors

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Gardening Services

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Landscape Gardeners

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Benwick Public Mooring

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he public mooring in front of the Cemetery will be opened on Saturday June 11th. The project was commenced by the Benwick Residents Association, who achieved the funding, and will be opened by our local MP - Stephen Barclay. The mooring is owned by the Parish Council. The day will include a BBQ, games and a few stalls. It all kicks off from 11:30am. The planting around the mooring (pictured right) was completed by Lyn Keppel-Spoor and Howard Langford. The mooring will have two benches installed shortly.

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Please contact Emelie on 01354 741150 or Michelle on 07949 256302 for more information & to purchase tickets.

including champagne on arrival, fish ‘n’ chips supper, candy table, disco, international hypnotist Dave "The Buddha" Thomas and an amazing charity auction (items include hand signed 1966 England Winners Team Photograph, hand signed Joe Calzaghe Boxing Glove, hand signed Take That songsheet, signed Elvis, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson LPs and Legend football stadium tours) Please contact Emelie on 01354 741150 or Michelle on 07949 256302 for more information & to purchase tickets. 6

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Local Events June

July

What: Mooring Opening Day When: 11th 11:30am More Info: See Page 5

What: Strawberry Craft Fair When: 3rd Where: Woodhouse Farm Park, Friday Bridge Food tasting and lots of craft stalls. Free entry for adults.

What: Chatteris Historic Festival When: 21st - 26th More Info: See Page 19 What: Benwick Village Hall Tombola When: 24th 7pm More Info: See Page 15 What: Village Sports Day When: 25th 1pm More Info: See Page 19 What: Car Boot Sale When: 26th 11:00am-3:00pm More Info: See Page 15 What: Museums on Air When: 26th 11:00am-5:00pm Where: Ramsey Rural Museum

If you are running an event, or know about one happening in August - let me know about it so it can be listed here in the next Issue!

What: Summer Fayre When: 15th 3:30pm-5:30pm More Info: See Page 10 What: Parson Drove Vehicle Show When: 17th 10am Where: Parson Drove Playing Field Crafts and trade stalls, along with custom and classic bikes, cars and trikes. What: Ramsey Horticultural Show When: 23rd 1pm-4pm Where: Ramsey Rural Museum The show is open to entries from everyone in the district. Call 01487 710702 for more info. What: Peckover House Tour When: 23rd & 24th 1pm & 2:30pm Where: Peckover House -Wisbech Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Booking advisable (01945 583463).

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School Governor newsletter

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elcome to the latest edition of the Benwick Governors Newsletter, as we look back on a busy term and Easter break, and forward to the final term of the year. Congratulations to all of our football teams who competed in various tournaments each with a degree of success. The Boys came joint first, the Girls A team achieved second place and the Girls B team a creditable third, despite playing against teams that were generally older than them. All of the teams have played with enthusiasm and enjoyed representing their school. A big “Thank You!” to all of those who supported the Village Sports Committee Bingo Night on 1st April and the It’s a Knockout event on 21st May. This committee formed from the Friends of Benwick School and organises a few events through the year – especially the It’s a Knockout and Village Sports Day. The Sports Day will be held on 25th June this year. Pupils at school and preschool will receive a copy of the programme shortly. With the financial constraints imposed on the Local Authority by central Government it has come as little sur8

prise that schools are to receive much less funding than in previous years. This has meant that the Finance Committee have had to use much of our previous reserves to maintain appropriate funds are provided to ensure that we can continue to deliver the best education experience for the children. We have had to make some hard decisions and there will be some staff restructuring, and we have to extend a massive “Thank You” to those members of staff who have volunteered to adjust their hours to enable us to avoid redundancies. We are constantly striving to improve communication with parents and the wider community, so you will be able to get regular updates via the Benwick Bugle and the School website. We are even on Facebook (search for Benwick Governors) Given the importance that we place on the safety of our pupils whilst using computers at school we must take this opportunity to remind parents that Facebook accounts are only allowed for people over 13. We will not accept ‘Friend requests’ from minors and cannot condone the use of social networking sites such as this by children.

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to come and have numerous events that will be using the school grounds. Please note that dogs are not permitted anywhere on school premises including the playground and field due to health risks (Local Authority regulations) and smoking is not permitted in any area including the car-park. On May 1st I ran in a 10km road-race and would like to use the experience to raise funds for the Friends of Benwick School. If you would like to sponsor me in retrospect please do so via the form in the school office and use my agony for a good purpose. With all that was pledged before the event I was able to be convinced to run in fancy dress (see below), including having my legs waxed (Ow!)

Mark Tyler

Chair of Governors

Election Results

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n May 5th the village went to the polls to elect the Parish and District Councillors to represent Benwick. The Parish Council had 8 candidates standing for election, with 7 seats avaliable. 6 of the previous councillors were re-elected: Tony Richardson, Mark Chapman, Lyn Keppel-Spoor Reg Few, Pat Tickner and Gill Thomas with new recruit Kevin Sutton joining them. In the District Council elections, we were given the choice of 5 candidates for two seats. Benwick is in the Benwick, Coates and Eastrea ward of Fenland, and is now represented by Alex Miscandon and Ralph Butcher .

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Friends of Benwick School Monthly Draw Results

Apr 2011 – Easter Egg Draw £90.90

Mar 2011 1st Prize Rosemary Clarke £100 2nd Prize Mr Midford-Millership £50

Future Events (all to be held in the School Grounds or Village Hall)

Apr 2011 1st Prize Joan Townsend £100 2nd Prize Margaret Moore £47

July 1st – Year End Disco for Benwick Primary pupils.

July 15th – Summer Fayre (3.30 – 5.30pm in the School Grounds). If you would like to join, please call There will be various stalls, refreshTeresa Goulding on 677629. ments, a bouncy castle, face painting and displays. Funds Raised Please look out for posters with more Mar 2011 – Childrens Disco £70.27 details, which will be placed around Mar 2011 – Clothes Collection £115.20 the village nearer the time and please Apr 2011 – Monthly Draw (Mar – Apr) come along on the day and support £101.00 your local school.

Then and Now

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The War Memorial after its opening in www.benwickbugle.co.uk 1921 and 2011.


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News from the BRA’s

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he mooring has at last come to fruition as the opening is to be held on June 11th. The BRA’s having obtained the funding and the planning permission after a lot of hard work by Patricia Tickner, with assistance from Lyn Keppel-Spoor, Joyce Webster and Richard Emmitt, unfortunately we had to hand the project over to the Parish Council as the mooring needed to be owned by a corporate body. We obtained the funding from The Woodford and Community Environmental Fund through Grant Scape with a donation from Inland Waterways Association and the Middle Level Waterman’s Club.

club up again from September onwards on the first Wednesday in the month in the village hall but to do so we need a volunteer chef/cook and a couple of extra helpers. The meals will be good home cooking and will cost £5 for two courses i.e. main course with dessert or cheese and biscuits. If you can help out with this event please get in touch with Pat Tickner. Short Mat Bowls The short mat bowls club will be taking a break for the summer during the month of August and will resume again in September

We wish the mooring every success and hope it will be a nice peaceful spot for the whole village. Roddens Chatting Cafe There will be a chatting café for residents of Roddons homes on Tuesday June 28th in the side room of the Village Hall at 11.00am till 12.00 noon. All residents are invited to come along and meet with representatives from Roddons; have a cup of tea or coffee and biscuit so you can praise or complain about the service you get. Luncheon Club We are hoping to start the Luncheon 12

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‘Ritings from the Rectory

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sn’t it amazing how time flies - it seems that by the time your face rids itself of those so-called teenage spots, your minds gets fuzzy. Perhaps, like me, you would rather not dwell too long on that thought but we do sometimes have to wonder why. Memories. As the song says ‘those water colour memories’ have a way of washing across our minds - funny; sad; joyous; painful memories. An anniversary reminds us ‘Never, ever forget the memories. They are precious and imperishable.’

and to us. Who know our faults and failings and love us still. What a difference friends and family make to each one of us. God really knew that we need each other and as we build our relationships that the closeness and love of family and friends allow those rough edges to be smoothed over. Dreams: Well worth a mention. Dreams are what we anticipate, then watch God pull off. Sometimes they are the little things - dropping in a few seeds and watching the result. Sometimes the dream is a big thing calling for some sacrifice which we share with others - getting through school, renovating a house into a home, getting out of debt. When the reality finally occurs no words can describe that inward glow of accomplishment.

Changes. Over the years we change - not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well. Some of us even ‘grow-up’ - whatever that means and some are like a good red wine that matures gently with age. ‘An anniversary says, ‘Be thankful for the changes. An anniversary says, ‘Think of the They are important.’ dreams you have weathered alone and with loved ones. They are intimate acDependence: We really do need each complishments.’ other not one of us is totally selfsufficient nor all-sufficient. We need May God be praised for the consisthe support, the insight, discernment, tency of the seasons, the solidarity of love and care, and the presence of friendship and the joy that families those who will stick with us through can share together and the thrill of anthick and thin times. Those God given nual celebrations with those we love companions who are aware of our and who love us. moods and needs, who will listen to our secrets and remind loyal to them

Sheila Tooke

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Village Hall News

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ohn Hoffman and I have received the confirmation from FDC that we have been granted ÂŁ100,000 to build the new extension to the village hall and to completely renovate the present hall. The new extension will be available free of charge to the Friends of Benwick Church for a maximum of six hours a week and available for hire at all other times as an extra meeting room, we are also hoping to fit it out as a cinema for the use by the village. Five building contractors have been interviewed and we are hoping to get their quotations later this month and then the hard work really begins. We are hoping to get some of the main hall renovations done during the summer holidays so that it will not inconvenience the school and other user groups but this will not come clear until we have selected our builder and settled on dates and times.

with children play for sweets, also a Boot sale on Sunday 26th June at 11.00 till 3.00pm in the car park of the village hall and school playground in aid of the village hall funds at a cost of ÂŁ5 per car. If anyone has a key to the hall that they are not using, can they please be returned to the trustees as soon as possible. Please contact Pat 677279, Suzanne 677564 or Richard 677309 for further details.

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Someone is needed to take over the bookings diary for the village hall. The role involves taking phone calls from those wishing to book the hall, making sure it is free on the day, and sending out booking forms where Please bear with us if the area next to needed. You will be in communicathe village hall becomes quite a mess tion with the School head and other but I will keep you up to date with regular users for their regular times, what is happening. as well as holding a spare key to the hall to open it for non-regular users. There will be a Tombola on Friday Open to anyone over the age of 18. 24th June in the Village hall in aid of Must have computer and a mobile the village hall funds. Eyes down at or landline number. Please contact 7.30pm playing for ÂŁ30 for the flyer Suzanne or Pat for more details. www.benwickbugle.co.uk 15


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Mothers Day - Cert 18 - 10/06 In this highly-anticipated psychological horror-thriller, two mothers will give the holiday terrifying new meaning as they battle to protect what is dearest to them. Kung Fu Panda 2 - U - 10/06 Po joins forces with a group of new kung-fu masters to take on an old enemy with a deadly new weapon. The First Grader -12A - 24/06 The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Devils Rock - 18 - 01/7 Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war. Cell 211 - 18 - 15/07 The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

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Shape Your Place

Doddington PPG Update

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ou may have recently seen Dr Hambling being interviewed on the television talking about the Government’s planned reforms of the NHS. As a Patient Group, we all have a voice in the discussions through the Borderline Commission Group, which is the local pilot before the reforms go national. If you are a patient already registered at either the Doddington or Wimblington Surgery then you are automatically a member of the Patient Participation Group. So why not come along to the next meeting to find out more and express your views? Our next meeting is at 6.30 on Thursday 7th July at the Doddington Surgery. By now, you may have seen new chairs in the surgeries. Thanks go to Doddington Hospital from where we obtained the chairs for Doddington and to Elaine Kingston for the chair in Wimblington. Our next fundraising event is a stall at the Doddington Carnival Fete on Saturday 2nd July and we look for your support. We will also be at the Flu Jab day in October where we will launch our annual Christmas raffle. 18

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ground breaking website where people in Benwick can become community news hounds has gone live this month across Fenland. www.shapeyourplace. org, lets people tell their story about their community and hold public services to account. All residents in Benwick can visit their local ShapeYourPlace website and report issues directly to a number of organisations.. They in return will respond and explain how they will resolve issues if they can. People can also join in conversations, join debates and back campaigns started by other residents. The project has trained volunteer community reporters who can blog and video community issues, events and give free publicity to community groups. This comes after a successful pilot in the Wisbech area which helped resolve problems reported by residents including repainting a faded zebra crossing and clearing fly tipping.

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Chatteris Historic Festival

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rodeo bull competition, a flypast by a World War II Spitfire and the firing of a cannon will be just some of the highlights of this year’s Chatteris Historic Festival. The Festival will run from Tuesday 21st June to Sunday 26th June .Furrowfields Recreation Ground will be the venue for most of the events including the weekend shows which will cost just 50p per person each day. Over the weekend not only will there be re-enactments from many different eras including Vikings, Napoleonic, Victorian and World War 2, there will also be dance and musical performances from local groups, dog and craft shows, a funfair and plenty of opportunities to browse among stalls. The weekend will begin with a walking parade through the town which will leave the Church Lane car park at 11am. During the week events will include an historic walk around the town, an evening of clairvoyance, a children’s entertainment afternoon, a special screening of “The Dam Busters” film and a living history day for local schoolchildren. On Friday 24th June the town will travel back to 1940’s wartime Britain with a party night guaranteed to raise the nation’s spirits.

Members of Cambs and Beds Lindy Experience will lead the entertainment with dance lessons, sing-alongs and games from that era. Revellers are encouraged to dress in 1940s style and hats must be worn. The cost for the evening is just £12.50 a person and includes a pie and chips supper. For more information and to book tickets please contact Joanna Melton at Chatteris Town Council on 01354 695166 or e-mail chatteriscouncil@ btconnect.com.

Village Sports

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he annual Village Sports Day is on Saturday 25th June 2011 from 1pm on the school field.

Races are open to children living in the village from pre-school age to secondary school year 11. Prize money is offered for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in each race, with a trophy given to the boy and girl with the highest total score on the day. There will be lots of stalls, games, a raffle, and refreshments available throughout the afternoon.

EVERYONE WELCOME

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In the Garden

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t is one of the most bizarre ironies of the British climate that despite what seems like torrential rain and flooding for half the year, the spectre of hose-pipe bans looms large for so many areas of the country come the summer. After such a long, hot and dry Spring it seems inevitable that water shortages are set to be a feature of 2011. So it is appropriate that this should be the topic for my first column in this journal.

the garden right, give priority to planting hedging, trees and other specimen plants as soon as you can. Choosing the right thing to block off ugly views is essential. You need to think carefully about maximising the use of any water that you do have. Can you utilise the run-off from roofs by altering the drain away areas of rain pipes? Could you benefit from a water butt or two? You will also need to decide how much water you will be giving the garden during the dry summer months on a regular basis. It is perfectly possible to design planting schemes that will require no water whatsoever after they are. This will however greatly limit your choice of summer flowering plants.

A properly designed drought tolerant garden will be both low in maintenance and be of interest nearly all year round. It need not look radically different to a traditional garden with its Even a little water once a week will allush green planting and thick velvety low you to add a dozen or more plants lawns but inspiration is often taken that will give you much more summer from Mediterranean gardens. interest. Before rushing in to do a lot of planting it does pay in the long run to get Picking Drought-Resistant Plants to know the garden very well across a Species which come from parts of the whole season. Depending on how the world where the rainfall is low often sun, wind and rain affect the garden, tend to be equipped with natural different areas will have a radically adaptations to deal with the lack of different micro-climate to others. The water, such as small, shiny or fleshy soil may also vary or it may slope with leaves and many kinds have narrow drainage problems after heavy rain or hairy foliage to reduce water loss. in low areas. Drought tolerant plants While these features first-and-foreare quite specialised and many detest most make them ideal candidates for wet feet in winter; many are also very use in the drought resistant garden, difficult to establish on hot arid slopes, their interesting forms, textures and needing regular water. colours can also make them fascinatIt is vital to get the overall structure of www.benwickbugle.co.uk 20


ing subjects in their own right; the drought-design certainly doesn’t need to be boring! Thymes (Thymus), oreganos (Origanum) and lamb’s ears (Stachys) are typically thought of as forming the mainstay of this kind of planting, but with the wide range available, the drought-resistant garden does not have to be limited to plants such as these alone. There are suitable trees – from the likes of tall eucalyptus varieties, to the shorter Acer or conifers such as Thuja; shrubs in the form of Artemesia or Mahonia and climbers too, including Acacia and Fremontodendron, for instance. In short, whether you are searching for trees and shrubs, ground cover, herbaceous

perennials, annuals or grasses – the whole spectrum of plant life is represented in drought-resistant form. Aside of being a very low-maintenance approach and good for the environment, drought resistant planting can make sound economic sense too, especially for households with metered water. Avoiding all that watering gives you so much more time to just sit and enjoy your garden and the good news is that even if the water is in short supply, there are enough kinds of drought-resistant plants to choose from to make sure that your creativity doesn’t have to dry up too!

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Scout Group News

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he Scouts held their relaunch meeting on May 11th. I admit I was nervous, but I shouldn’t have been! We had a fantastic turn out, with parents coming along to see what it was all about and to join in. All the leaders had a great time, and we must thank Colin Miller, Janice Fiore and Explorers Caleb Adaway, Giovanni Fiore, Alastair Glen and Edward Glen for their hard work and support.

I would like to introduce the leadership team to you, they are all (except one) pictured below. For the future, we are planning a Night Away for the Beavers in July; the Cubs have been invited to a day at the Cam Jam international Scout camp, and there will be a Challenge Weekend in October. We are looking at taking the Scouts and Explorers parascending later in the year.

There are 7 Beavers, 12 Scouts and 16 Cubs, which is an excellent start. We If you fancy a slice of the action - come are now settling in to regular meetand join the adventure! ings, getting to know each other and Rod Glen finding out what activities will be liked. Group Scout Leader

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Village Contacts Benwick Parish Council

Benwick Butterflies Preschool

Clerk - Kris Poole 655303 krispoole@talktalk.net Chair - Tony Richardson 677856 anthony.p.richardson@btinternet.com

Children’s Center, High Street 677733 Jenny Fell: 677848 benwickbutterflies@hotmail.com

Benwick Village Hall & Benwick Residents Association Patricia Tickner 20 Chapel Gardens 677279 patricia.tickner@yahoo.co.uk Benwick Football Club www.benwickathletic.co.uk Benwick Scout Group Rod Glen www.1stbenwickscouts.co.uk 4 High Street 677799 The Forget-Me-Nots Janet Fountain Olive Benfield Anne Wall

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Warhammer, Dungeon n Dragons Philip & Robert Taylor 677763 www.warhammer-dungeon-dragons. zoomshare.com Friends of Benwick Church Albert Sismey John Hoffman

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Friends of Benwick School Chris Taylor Teresa Goulding

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The Benwick Bugle - VII.2  
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June/July 2011 Issue of The Benwick Bugle

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