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    WINDMILLS

    by BerniShand Updated Oct 25, 2005

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    not the cute picture postcard types, these are for generating power
    local feeling about them is mixed, I suppose if l lived nearer to them and could hear the wooop whooop of the blades turning l wouldnt like them, but they are 4 fields away so no noise, just the blades turning gracefully into the wind and rotating

    there are 8 windmills, or to call them by their correct name, wind turbines, I like them, I especially like them with the setting sun behind them

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    CHOLERA MEMORIAL PLAQUE

    by BerniShand Written Oct 9, 2005

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    In the Chancel of St Peters Church you will see a brass plaque on the wall, this was placed here in memory of the 67 parishoners who died in the Asiatic Cholera epidemic in 1832, there is also a communal grave in the churchyards for cholera victims, it is marked with a C
    The inscription on the plaque reads -

    "in memory of sixty seven individuals of various age and either sex who in the short period from June 21st to August 13th 1832 died in this rectory of Asiatic Cholera, a frightful and previously unknown disease in this country -
    Reader, why hast thou been spared? To what purpose hast thou been left until now?"

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    THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL IN UPWELL

    by BerniShand Written May 11, 2005

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    tis the wiching hour...

    Upwell was visited in 1646 by Matthew Hopkins, the infamous `Witchfinder General`

    during the English Civil war the powers that be pursued a hard line Calvanistic approach, which fed Hopkins` belief that wiches not only existed, but were prevalent in the country. His obsession led to over 100 East Anglian women being persecuted, incarcerated and executed for doing no more than offending their neighbours or treating people with ancient herbal medicines, natural disasters and bad luck were seen as the work of the devil and common belief held that wichcraft was the devils work
    Aside from Hopkins fervent belief in witchcraft and its evils witchfinding earned him a comfortable living, the law was that the parish must pay for the investigation of witches

    The wife of the local butcher in Upwell was convinced that her family had been cursed by a witch following the death of two of her children and four bullocks from the family`s herd, she suspected that a former customer Ellen Garrison was the wich who had cursed them. Hopkins had been asked by the mayor to hunt for witches and he arrested the unfortunate Ellen and had her searched by two respectable local women [who were generously paid for this service] it was claimed that they found three swollen teats between Ellens legs which Hopkin stated confirmed that "some of the devils imps had sucked her" and Ellen was was imprisoned to await trial at the Ely Assizes

    eventually she was acquitted, of the 17 East Anglian women arrested in 1646 only two were found to be guilty,
    Hopkins died of consumption in 1647

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    THE HULK

    by BerniShand Updated Dec 5, 2004

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    the hulk

    At first we thought of it as a blot on our landscape, christened The Hulk by my husband it is an abandoned harvester in the field behind our home
    however we have grown used to seeing it, and the beautiful sunsets give it an oddly beautiful presence
    perhaps we wont bother asking the farmer about moving it, after all, it was here before we were, its more its place than ours

    UPDATE !
    the Hulk has gone ! it was taken away last week, its silly but I miss it............

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    EVERYTHING IS OFF

    by BerniShand Written Sep 3, 2004

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    sleepy village

    Off the beaten track that is
    Upwell is just an ordinary little Fenland village, but l love it
    there was great excitement in the fish and chip shop last week, a police car had been seen ! it must be a rare occurrance, in fact in four weeks we have seen 1 police car, 1 fire engine and 1 ambulance, very different to the hourly [ at least ] wail of emergency vehicle sirens at our last home on the edge of a city

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