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The Fenland Village of Benwick

Benwick is a small working village and can be found in the Cambridgeshire Fens near the market town of March. It is a village of approximately 900 souls with very few amenities but a big heart. Local folk are becoming harder to find because, as transport evolves, people from other areas move in. There are major transport hubs available at Peterborough and Huntingdon from British Rail and the A1, A14, A47, M11 routes are close enough to enable road access to anywhere in the country quite quickly.

In the past there were facilities for every need including banks, blacksmith, bakery, chip shop, butchers, Post Office, slaughter house, hairdressers, shops and of course, a number of different pubs. Now there is just one pub in the village. Plans are in motion to build a shop near the war memorial in the centre of the village and this will be a welcome addition.

Although the village is small there are a number of organisations doing their best to inject activities and life and these include the Friends of Benwick School, The Village Hall, Scouting, WI, Forget-Me-Nots, Friends of Benwick Church, and a thriving Fantasy Games group. At one time there was a successful adult football team and a number of younger teams but these now meet in Doddington as there is no longer a viable pitch in the village.