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Fowlmere is one of the southernmost villages in Cambridgeshire, England. It is very close to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and 9 miles southwest of the city of Cambridge.HistoryThe village has an ancient landmark called the ‘Round Moat’, which is the remains of an early Saxon settlement dating from around the ninth century.The Census Records from 1841–1891 can be found in the Cambridge Record Office. In addition the 1851 Census for Fowlmere is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Bookstall.AirfieldFowlmere Airfield, formerly RAF Fowlmere, near the edge of the village, was the location for the RAF Station and transferred to the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) for use by their 339th Fighter Group during World War II. The Group flew its first combat mission on 30 April 1944, and its last on 21 April 1945. Modern Air was established at the airfield during September 1990 by Derick Gunning and Anna McDowell. Now the airfield provides pilots with self-fly Piper aircraft and servicing, as well as PPL training. ICAO: EGMA Runway Length: 2297ft Runway Surface: Grass Aircraft for hire (2009): 4 PPR for visiting: 01763 208281 Fowlmere radio: 135.7 MHzNatural historyThe Fowlmere nature reserve (maintained by the RSPB) is situated west of the village, between it and the village of Melbourn. With 2.4km of nature trails, it attracts many visitors. Several special birds are be seen there, including: kingfishers, water rails, and grasshopper warblers.
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