Pymoor (Population 400)
Pymoor is in the parish of Little Downham. It is a quiet village situated approximately 5 miles north-west of Ely with a population of around 400 people. Its facilities consist of a Methodist Chapel, Sports and Social Club and adjacent recreation field and children’s play area. The chapel holds a service and Sunday school every week and the social club has discos, bingo, quiz and pizza nights, line dancing and cabarets regularly throughout the year.
The settlements of Oxlode and Hundred Foot Bank are situated close by to the west and north of the village respectively, with The Droves being slightly further away to the east. Along the Hundred Foot Bank is the old pumping station and north outside the parish boundary is the Welney Wildlife Trust, which is a must for all Twitchers.
The Annual Pymoor Agricultural and Country Show held on the first Saturday in July was first held in 1998 and is one of the region’s best old-style agricultural fairs attracting thousands of visitors each year. Profit from the show is generously given to local charities.
Information about Pymoor’s history can be viewed on the www.ccan.co.uk website.
Pymoor is surrounded by a network of footpaths and byways, which includes walks along the bank of the Old Bedford River and the serenity of nature’s silent carriageway. Pymoor is situated on Route 11 of the National Cycle Network that travels north and south through East Cambridgeshire. It has a limited bus service to Ely six days a week.