Welcome to Benwick
Welcome to the busiest and most visited website for the village of Benwick, Cambridgeshire. Here you will find a vast array of information on the whole village, from the latest news and events, to history and photographs of the village as it used to be. The website contains pages for each village group / club, and a small genealogy section. If you have anything to contribute, from a scrap of information to a few photos of the latest events, please get in touch:
The website is supported by all village groups, who help keep the website updated. There is a section for the Parish Council where you can find minutes and agendas along with contact details for each Councillor. There is an extensive history section with some great old photographs, and your opportunity to get a copy of Benwick Bygones, the book on the village’s history released in 2008.
The website is also home to the Benwick Bugle until its new website is launched. You can read the latest editions online, and find the submission deadlines.
There was no schooling in Benwick until Benwick School was built. In 1871 a school board was created, and Her Majesty’s Inspector said a school for 90 boys and girls and 60 infants would do for Benwick, the board however claimed that 200 places were needed, the final school accommodated 216 pupils, 154 mixed and 62 infants and was opened on September 29th 1873. It cost £1,590 this sum included a Teacher’s House.
The first master of the school was David Garrod. There were 127 pupils in attendance ranging from aged below three to 12/13. This photo shows the school pre-1913, which was the year the school was struck my lightening and the bell destroyed. It was never replaced.
Fix my Street
Problems with Street Lights, Pot Holes or fly tipping? Fix my Street is a simple to use free service which automatically alerts the relevant authority (Benwick PC, Fenland DC or Cambridge CC) to issues. To use the service visit the Fix My Street website: