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Formerly known as Slepe, in the old county of Huntingdonshire, this 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
The Chapel Bridge, St. Ives (D1)
Market Hill, St. Ives (D2)
For nearly 1,000 years the wide centre of St. Ives, now known as Market Hill, 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 being Huntingdon, St Neots (the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire), the Roman town of Godmanchester, and Ramsey site of the former Abbey. We are also constructing our latest Huntingdonshire Parish website for Bluntisham.
The box below displays a random selection from the great deals, special offers and/or SALE items that are available from the site members but you may follow this link to view all the current what's HOT in the district.
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Prepare yourself for the beach:
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The news items in the green boxes below have been recently entered by site members
Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Kings Ripton, Leighton Bromswold, Oldhurst, Perry, Pidley and Fenton and finishing today with Sawtry. Nearly done now with just 10 still to do.
We hope you all have a good weekend...
One more block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Glatton, Hail Weston, Hamerton and Steeple Gidding, Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey, Hilton and finishing today with Kimbolton.
Way over halfway now with just 16 still to do...
Another block of our community websites have now been upgraded to HTML5 including Diddington, the smallest parish in Huntingdonshire, Easton, Ellington, Elton and finishing today with Fenstanton.
Over halfway now with just 24 still to do...
If you are, then you may use the link just below and add the details directly into the Huntingdonshire Event Diary.
Out of Town Event
Event venue - New Street Baptist Church
From 28/07/2014 09:30 until 01/08/2014 12:00
Out of Town Event
Event venue - Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields
From 30/07/2014 13:30 until 30/07/2014 16:00
From 31/07/2014 14:30 until 31/07/2014 16:30
Out of Town Event
Event venue - Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park
From 31/07/2014 19:00 until 31/07/2014 21:00
From 01/08/2014 19:30 until 01/08/2014 22:30
This website is one of a group of over 50 linked community websites that cover the towns, villages and larger parishes of Huntingdonshire. They are all joined together and share information such as county and district wide services, organisations, events and all the things that are available from website members in neighbouring communities.
If you have run a business or local organisation in St. Ives then follow the link below to see what membership can do to spread the message of your services, products, news and events across the district.
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