Elsworth is a Cambridgeshire village with a population of approximately 670. The 2001 Census Summary is available here. The village is surrounded by farmland, but the A14, A428 and M11 are all within easy reach (Click here for Map).
Bus services link Elworth with Cambridge and St Ives, and there are rail services from St Neots, Huntingdon and Cambridge.
The village has two pubs (The Poacher and The George & Dragon), a church, a primary school, a pre-school, a recreation ground, a business park and a Post Office/shop. On Brockley Road close to the A428 and Cambourne is the Elsworth Moto Parc.
The Rev Wilbert Awdrey, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, was rector of Elsworth at the time he wrote the first “Thomas” book.
Elsworth Parish Council welcomes your views on local matters. Matters for the attention of the council should be addressed to the Clerk, who may be contacted at email@example.com or by phone/fax on (01954) 267664.
The Elsworth Times is the bi-monthly parish magazine. Contributors and advertisors should contact the Editor by email, Elsworthtimesfirstname.lastname@example.org
The Elsworth & Knapwell Chronicle 1773-1900 is a fascinating insight into village life in bygone days. It is reproduced with the kind permission of John Shepperson and © the Swavesey & District History Society.
The Elsworth Chronicle 1900-1943 Further extracts from The Cambridge Chronicle, transcribed by local historian Dorothy Bienek, reviewed here by Mike Petty, and obtainable from the author on (01954) 267278 at £4 plus postage.
The Church & Village of Elsworth, Cambridgeshire. If you would like to obtain a copy of Elizabeth Evans’ fascinating 60-page book, please contact Swavesey & District Local History Society on (01954) 230313.
The Elsworth Chronicle is a current, independent magazine reflecting life in the village. Contributions are always most welcome. Please send letters and ideas to the editor by e-mailing them to email@example.com