Welcome to St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

An old riverport formerly known as Slepe, in the old county of Huntingdonshire, the ancient riverside market town St Ives is now named after the Persian Bishop, St. Ivo. St. Ives, now within the county of Cambridgeshire, stands on the River Great Ouse and is world famous for the Chapel on the Bridge

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For nearly 1,000 years the wide centre of St. Ives, now known as Market Hill (one of the pictures in the gallery above), has hosted some of the largest public markets in England. Many years ago these markets included livestock and for a time was one of the biggest of its kind. Today the Street Markets still fill the St Ives town centre on Mondays and Fridays. On every Bank Holiday Monday however the market swells to fill almost the entire town with traders coming from all over the country to sell their wares to the thousands of people who attend under the watchful eye of Oliver Cromwell, one time resident of the town, whose statue stands in the centre of the Market Place.

St Ives is one of the five principal towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others also riverports, being Huntingdon, St Neots (the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire), the Roman town of Godmanchester, and Ramsey site of the former Abbey.

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Replacing the Maps

Further to my earlier post regarding our use of Google Maps and Google's decision to charge us, and every one else who uses them, I have now replaced the maps on our five town websites with those supplied by Open Street Map. As it turns out I think they are better quality maps too.

Once the code settles down and I am convinced I don't have hidden gremlins in it I will roll the new maps to the remaining Hunts Web village and parish websites.

News Date: 12/10/2018 15:44

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Michaelmas Fair

Yes, this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; the 8th, 9th and 10th October, it is time again for the huge Michaelmas Fair in St Ives. Come along and have some fun.

News Date: 06/10/2018 17:53

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Forthcoming Events in or around St. Ives

Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst following the "Out of Town' events will open in a new window on their own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says, without going anywhere!

If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 20/10/2018 at The Pavement

A Local Event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:45 on Friday 26/10/2018 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 27/10/2018 at St Neots Market Place

A Local Event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 03/11/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 10/11/2018 at St Neots Market Place

More forthcoming events in St. Ives

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for St Ives