Name change to Newton-in-the-Isle delights village residents

Newton sign

Newton sign - Credit: Archant

People of Newton-in-the-Isle have had their wishes come true after a name change back to historical times was given the go ahead.

Newton sign

Newton sign - Credit: Archant

The name change comes after 83% of residents said they wanted to go back to Newton’s original name, Newton-in-the-Isle.

Doug Fullbrook, chairman of Newton Parish Council, said: “It’s been a wish for a long time in the village.

“The name goes back 600 to 700 years in records of the church. But somewhere along the line someone decided to change it back to Newton.

“As far as the village is concerned, isn’t it nice that we go back to the original name,” he added. “We are delighted!”


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Councillor Fullbrook also said that the name change would help mark it out from the 42 Newtons across the country.

Fenland District Council agreed the change at a meeting last week. Newton Parish Council will also be ordering new village signs.

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