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Welcome to Lode with Longmeadow website

Lode with Longmeadow is situated seven miles north east of Cambridge and seven miles west of Newmarket. It is the first of the Fen edge villages and takes its name from Bottisham Lode. The lodes are man made waterways built some time between Roman and medieval times to bring supplies to villages via the River Cam. Nearby is Anglesey Abbey a large country house now owned by the National Trust which also maintains Lode watermill.

The village has 330 dwellings and is home to 888 people including many families whose roots in the community extend back several hundred years. A long standing farming community maintains seven working farms. Other people commute to Cambridge and beyond or are self-employed in a wide range of occupations. Children mostly attend primary school in Bottisham and Swaffham Bulbeck and then Bottisham Village College two miles away.

This website is for Lode people living locally or across the world and for anyone else interested in village life and landscape.

The Grace Spitfire (see here) at the Anglesey Abbey "Anglesey's Finest Hour?", Sunday 23rd August 2009 (photographs by Sophie Wilson - Pentax K20, Pentax FA* 400 f5.6).

Pictures entered in the photography competition.

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" (Herodotus trans A D Godley) (photograph by Sophie Wilson - Pentax K20D, Sigma 18-50 f2.8, 2nd February 2009)

 

Last updated 24/9/2009