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Alconbury Weston – in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), England – is a village near Alconbury north-west of Huntingdon, lying just outside the Fens, having just a few hills, but a significant change to the flat of the Fens.
The Alconbury brook runs through the village then through Alconbury and on into Hinchingbrooke park. The brook floods occasionally during winter months (see flood '98) and can cause residents to be blocked from travelling by car and have to walk to get out of the village. (Assuming they got their warning in time and moved their vehicles, outside of the flooding area.) Conversely, the brook can become almost dry in the summer in certain areas.
The brook is home to a number of water birds such as Mallard, Swan and Wren and the stream is also well stocked with small fish such as Roach and also larger predatory fish such as Pike. A local tale states that the biggest fish caught by a local man was a pike and weighed 11 lb. All that is known is that the local man was known as 'Dore'.
The climate is variable with four changing seasons and temperatures ranging from −5 degrees C up to 25–30 degrees C.
The village contains one pub and there is also a farm shop, where fresh local fruit and Veg may be purchased. The village used to contain a Butchers, Freezer Shop, post office and Master Saddler's which have all shut down in recent years.
The village has a number of footpaths used by walkers, Ramblers and Horses.
The village is served by St Peter's & St Paul's Church based and a primary school and a GP surgery, all of which are based in Alconbury.
The Tri-Base Area includes RAF Alconbury, RAF Molesworth and RAF Upwood; all are in the county of Cambridgeshire which consists of approximately 553,000 inhabitants.
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