from local organisations and the BBC
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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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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 Diddington, the smallest parish in Huntingdonshire, Easton, Ellington, Elton and finishing today with Fenstanton.
Over halfway now with just 24 still to do...
The Adult and Community Learning organisation based at St Ivo School is now taking bookings for the part time courses and adult evening classes commencing in September. If you would like more information contact Lizzie Burgess on 01480 495717 or follow the link below.
The next few days is your last chance to book a course until after the summer break. The office closes on Wednesday for the school holidays. Do it now!
Too wet to go out most of the time so we have had a busy weekend and updated the websites for Brampton, Alconbury, Wyton, Abbots Ripton and Wennington, Barham and Woolley, Broughton, Buckden, Buckworth and Conington.
Also finished the first round of updates to the central www.huntingdonshire.info hub. The next job here is to add lot of new fetures some of which we have started on already including adding our Facebook page to the site; https://www.facebook.com/huntingdonshire.info
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 - Little Paxton Village Hall Car Park
From 24/07/2014 19:00 until 24/07/2014 21:00
From 26/07/2014 09:00 until 26/07/2014 17:00
From 26/07/2014 11:00 until 26/07/2014 17:00
Out of Town Event
Event venue - Playing Fields (Houghton)
From 26/07/2014 13:00 until 26/07/2014 22:30
Out of Town Event
Event venue - The Vicarage
From 27/07/2014 13:00 until 27/07/2014 16:00
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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