On the edge of the Fens in Cambridgeshire

Jim Matthews (seasonal worker) holding the head of Walter "Wally" Jennings' horse (right)]
& a young Walter Tilbury (left); walking up Parsonage Lane, 1935
My thanks to a Jennings descendant and his friends in Burwell, for the identification

Photo taken by Walter's elder brother Arthur Tilbury
—sons of Mary Chapman, grandsons of Frances Jennings—

Photos of Burwell, people & places, 1935-1948

The Story of the Burwell Donkey

History of Burwell in Books - General

Contemporary Record of Burwell Fire, including Names of Victims

Devil's and Fleam Dykes

Trade Directories for Burwell

1830-31, 1839, 1851, 1869, 1879, 1883, 1896, 1904, 1916

Sign the Burwell Guestbook

Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Searchable Databases
including Baptisms & Burials 1801-1837, Censuses, Poor Law Papers, etc.


Burwell, Historical Accounts, 1100-1900
From 'British History Online'
The Victoria History of the Counties of England
County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume X

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Endowed charities for the poor

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