St Ives
Cambridgeshire



Oliver Cromwell once lived here. This is his statue on the Market Place. Click on it on any page to return to this contents list.


A personal view
by Philip Grosset




Contents list (and site search engine)
Opening page. Four places you must see.

Brief history. Map of England. Slepe. The Waits. St Ivo and priory. Markets. St Ives riddle. The Quay.

Answer to riddle.

Places to see. The bridge. The chapel on the bridge. Bridge Street. The mill. Cromwell's statue. Market.

More places to see. Norris Museum. The Waits. The Town Hall (Stanley House). The Free Church.

Old photographs. Cattle market (Broadway). New cattle market (present day bus station). Market Hill, as it once was, with and without sheep pens, and as it is now. The Waits. North Road. Lighter on river. Old view of river. Isolation Hospital. Plane crash. Damaged church spire. Cambridge Albion Society. Skating on river, 1940 and 1891. Bridge Street c. 1908 .

St Ives in the 1920s. Some interesting photos.

Market day. Photos of market stalls.

Shops. Photos of shops, old and new.

Off the beaten track. Map of places. Priory wall. Oliver Cromwell pub. Jacobean "manor house". Merryland. All Saints Parish Church. White Post direction post.

More off the beaten track. Holt Island and old swimming pool . Noble's field. The thicket path. Houghton Mill and St Mary's Church. Walk from Hemingford Grey to Hemingford Abbots. Manor House, Hemingford Grey. Axe and Compass pub, Hemingford Abbots. The Cock, Hemingford Grey.

St Ives in the summer. The river. The Quay. Boat trips. The Waits.

Summer: carnival in July 2005.

Summer: carnival in July 2008.

Oddities of St Ives. Strange notices. Shop window. Bridge sign. Cromwell's statue. Potto Brown. Strict and Particular Baptist Meeting House. White Hart Lane houses and apartments. The former Chequer public house. Old chemist's symbol above Lloyds Pharmacy. Odd sign on The Waits. Pet Blessing Service. Tits and tellys. Reversed S curve off Westwood Road marking an old ploughed strip.

More oddities. Basket maker. Market Hill during annual fair. House illuminated for Christmas in Needingworth. Submerged trees in Marsh Lane. Anglers Rest. Nobles field flooded. Old butcher's shop on The Waits. Wanted Customers sign. Old police station. Police station in Pig Lane. Free gin? False fronts. Traffic signs. The black cross on The Crown Inn. Turding point.

Oddities: unusual photos. Cromwell doesn't seem to like the Christmas lights. The illuminations in Crown Street. Shop for sale. Unusual view of the by-pass. Late afternoon mist at the bridge. Sunset behind Houghton Mill.

Recommended eating places. The Dolphin Hotel. The Golden Lion. Slepe Hall Hotel. Oliver's Lodge Hotel. Cherry Valley Eating House. Restaurant Molise. Amore. River Tea Rooms. Nuts Bistro. The Swan and Angel. The Taproom. Costa. Marsh Harrier. Old Ferryboat Inn, Holywell. The Pike & Eel, Needingworth. King William IV, Fenstanton. Three Jolly Butchers, Wyton.

Further afield. Cambridge. Ely. Wimpole Hall. Anglesey Abbey.

Even further afield. Lavenham. March. Peterborough. Stamford.

News from St Ives. The Old River Port. Cars, cars, cars. Market Day barrier. Floods. Bus stop in Station Road. Snow. The Guided Bus. The Corn Exchange. Shops close. Illegal parking and 20mph speed limit.

Older News from St Ives. The Flood Prevention Scheme. The New Bridges. Civic Society plaques. Stones from the priory. Dickensian Market. Snow in February, 2009. Italian Market, September 2009.

Even Older News from St Ives. Traffic Scheme. Farrners' Market. Old Cockpit. Stik in the Sun. Alconbury Airfield. St Ives Summer Festival. Where to Stick Your Gum. The Last Word.

Christmas market 2004.

Christmas market 2005 .

Floods in November 2000 and January 2003.

Floods 2. Geoff Soden's aerial photos taken in January 2003.

Snow: January 2003.

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More memories of St Ives: Slepe Hall School.

More Slepe Hall School photos.

Map of St Ives.

Aerial photos of St Ives.

Estate agents and accomodation. A list of estate agents with offices in St Ives.

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