Spaldwick is a small village in Cambridgeshire, located four miles north east from Kimbolton and seven miles west from Huntingdon. With an interesting history, Spaldwick benefits from modern facilities, including primary school, playgroup, superfast broadband, pub, village shop and service station.
Latest Spaldwick News magazine
The Spaldwick News magazine is produced every month by John Blatch, and we have every edition. You can access the very latest edition (before paper copies are distributed to all Spaldwick residents) from our Spaldwick News page. Please email any items for inclusion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up-to-date Spaldwick diary
Helped by a growing army of volunteers across the village, we provide a comprehensive and up-to-date diary of village events, so you’ll never miss an event again! You can access the diary by clicking on the following link:
Christmas in Spaldwick
There are two very special events for Christmas. Santa will be travelling round Spaldwick on Sunday 21st December starting at 4pm and finishing at The George at 6pm, when there will be carol singing. View the flyer. You can see what happens in our review of last year. There is also a Carol Party at Spaldwick Church on Tuesday 23rd December at 7pm. View the flyer.
Press play on the video below to watch Santa’s visit to Spaldwick last year!
Superfast broadband arrived in July 2014, and most households in the village already subscribe to it. We have received national recognition, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying, “Spaldwick is one of the best connected communities in the UK”. For lots of information about broadband in the village, visit our Spaldwick Broadband page, including a new WiFi Optimisation Guide to address any issues.
People have been living and working in Spaldwick since the Bronze Age. During 2014, we celebrated 100 years of Spaldwick history. Spaldwick contains 21 listed buildings, with sixteenth and seventeenth century timber-framed and brick buildings surviving along High Street/Thrapston Road. For more information, visit our Spaldwick History page. We have hundreds of old photos of Spaldwick.
Restoration of Manor Farm (special history project)
We are delighted to be working with Richard Johnson Restorations of Somersham in capturing (with photos, video and text) the restoration of Manor Farm House in Spaldwick. It is a timber-built building, which dates from 1628 (and Richard believes it could be even earlier from investigations so far). For more information, visit our Restoration of Manor Farm House page.
Photos and videos of special events
Spaldwick has an amazing community atmosphere, and there are a number of well-attended, organised events held every year. Our Past Events page celebrates a number of these events. We try to photograph (and video) as many events as we can, and you can find a large collection of Spaldwick photos in high resolution on Mark Heath’s Spaldwick photo and video site.
Schools and playgroup for Spaldwick
Located within the village itself, we have Spaldwick Community Primary School and Playtimes Playgroup, and after-school care. Older children are served by Hinchingbrooke Senior School and Kimbolton School (independent). Buses operate between Spaldwick and both schools. For more information, and independent inspection reports, visit our Schools and Playgroup page.
Village pub, shop and service station
We are fortunate to have a range of facilities in the village, including The George pub and restaurant, Number 12 Shop and Deli and a service station. For the latest menus for the pub and links to independent reviews, visit The George page. The Spaldwick Shop and Deli offers a wide range of local produce, including sandwiches, coffees, wines and beers, cakes, cheeses and vegetables.
Active clubs and groups
Spaldwick is home to several active clubs and groups to suit all ages and interests, and they all welcome new members. They include the Spaldwick Social Group (which organises social events), Escape Youth Group (which runs youth nights), Spaldwick Gardening Club, Spaldwick Welcome Club (for the over-55s), Spaldwick Bell Ringers and Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club.
The Spaldwick Parish Council is one of 10,000 local councils in England and Wales, representing the first tier of local government. The Parish Council usually meets monthly on a Thursday at 8pm in the Community Room at Spaldwick School. Residents are welcome to attend these meetings. To view the latest agenda and minutes of meetings, visit the Spaldwick Parish Council website.
The Church of St. James dates from the late 12th century, as detailed in our History of Spaldwick Church page. Regular services are held in the Church, with details provided in the Spaldwick Diary page. In February 2014, Spaldwick welcomed its new vicar – the Reverend Stephen Bowring – who lives at The Vicarage in Kimbolton. For more information, visit our Spaldwick Church page.
Location and places to visit
Spaldwick is conveniently located just off the A14 in the beautiful county of Cambridgeshire, with relatively easy access to all parts of the UK by car. Cambridge is close by, and an excellent train service from Huntingdon Station provides easy access to the London in less than an hour. For ideas on places to visit, view our Places to Visit section.