- Parish Council Agenda December 2014
- Village Hall Pre-Christmas Drinks
- Village Hall AGM 2014 Minutes
- Boxing Day Treasure Hunt
- LEST WE FORGET
- Collection of Bins over Holidays
- Bulb Planting within the village
- Superfast Essex - latest
- New Village Recorder
- Message from Essex Police
- Parish Council Minutes November 2014
- Buffy Playbus - November 2014
- Stop Stansted Expansion - 2015 Calendars
- Womens Institute - November 2014
- A Moveable Feast
- FOWAC - Diary Dates / Events
- Village Hall 100 Club
- Village Notes - November 2014
- Millennium Trust - AGM 2014
- The Bell Public House Christmas 2014 Menu
|Thu Nov 27|
Thanksgiving - USA
|Sun Nov 30|
First Sunday of Advent
|Sun Nov 30|
St Andrew's Day
|Mon Dec 01|
St Andrew's Day Holiday - Scotland
|Mon Dec 01 @20:00 - 10:00PM|
December Parish Council Meeting
|Sun Dec 07 @18:30 - |
A Christmas Festive Evening
|Wed Dec 17|
First Day of Hanukkah
|Thu Dec 18|
WI - December Meeting
|Sun Dec 21|
|Sun Dec 21 @13:00 - 03:00PM|
Pre Christmas Drinks - Village Hall Committee
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Welcome to Wendens Ambo
Wendens Ambo is a small village of approximately 400 people originating from an ancient rural settlement that today is a thriving community in a unique location with excellent transport links.
It is set in attractive countryside approximately 2 miles south west of the pretty market town of Saffron Walden yet only 15 miles south of Cambridge and 40 miles north of London. The village has easy access to the M11 and the motorway network, its own mainline railway station named Audley End (Cambridge to London Liverpool Street) and is some 11 miles from Stansted airport.
Its unusual name originates from the joining of two villages, Great and Little Wenden to form Wendens Ambo meaning “both Wendens”.
The earliest signs of settlement are from the Roman period. Remains of a villa were found during an excavation in 1853 and finds of flint tools from 300-200BC suggest an even earlier settlement.
It is likely that the farming community of Wenden probably started around the sixth and seventh centuries, taking its name from the valley in which it lies: Wendene. The Domesday Book contains the first written account of Wenden Magna (Great Wenden) and Wenden Parva (Little Wenden). Wenden Magna was owned by Robert Gernon, a Frenchman who also had land in Stansted and Takely. Wenden Parva was also owned by a Frenchman, William de Warren. The Wendens passed through the Middle Ages as very ordinary English villages.
During the 17th century work began to rebuild the village dwellings, some of which are still occupied today. Also at this time, on the 23rd March 1662, Wenden Magna and Wenden Parva were joined to form Wendens Ambo.
The 18th and 19th centuries brought the industrial revolution and also the railway, providing opportunities for work elsewhere, contributing to Wendens Ambo becoming a commuter village for London and Cambridge.