Traveling back in time to visit the various newspaper articles and other odd bits that don’t fit in anywhere else on the website. You can find a collection of programmes, newspaper cuttings, and other interesting articles which will teach you more about the village we all know and love.

If you have any articles, newspaper pieces, programmes, photos or pretty much anything interesting to contribute to the website please get in touch.

Newspaper Articles

Lizzy and Ida Foster – They made the front page of the Daily Express back in 1947 when the council tried to evict them from their house down Lilyholt Road. To read the article, click the thumbnail below.


British Pathe have recently released a recording that was made about this. It shows people gathering outside of the Foster’s home and several shots of the village.

View it Here: www.britishpathe.com/embed.php?archive=57896

Unique Village – Taken from a magazine called “Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough Life” in September1980, this article, written by C V Awdry, describes some of the history of the village, and is a very interesting read.

A Unique Village

Rector Gets Snub – Another news article, from February 1980, when the Rev. Harrington upset the village by suggesting that the Church congregation travel to Doddington for their services.

Rector Gets Snub

Benwick of Yesteryear - A news article which used to hang on the wall in the Five Alls. It was from when Ivor Sutton began collecting Benwick photographs.

Benwick of Yesteryear

Dying Village Fights Back – Another news article with a couple of great photos, and some information on the history of the village. Very interesting.

A Dying Village

The Church that Breathes – A funny newspaper article from the 1980′s, when there was the belief that the Church was haunted!

The Church that Breathes

Miscellaneous Pieces

Church Centenary Programme – A commemorative booklet released in 1950 at the centenary of the Church. It contains information on the history of the church and the village as a whole.

Benwick Church Centenary

1935 Silver Jubilee Programme – The programme for the village events planned in celebration of the Jubilee of King George V.

1936 Coronation Programme

1953 Cornation Programme – The programme for the village events planned to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953

1953 Coronation