St Ives
Cambridgeshire




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A personal view
by Philip Grosset




Local websites
These come and go. I try to keep them updated but if you know of any more, or if there are any corrections I should make, please get in touch via my Guest Book.

100 Years Ago is a remarkably comprehensive and interesting social history of St Ives where you can search for family ancestors and much else, including newspaper cuttings from 1800 onwards, descriptions of over 150 listed buildings and thoroughly researched local history. The author remains anonymous, so all I can say is that the content is good enough to have come from Bob Burn-Murdoch, previous curator of the Norris Museum!

The Riverporter is an independently produced fortnightly news sheet that is to be recommended for its insights into what is really going on behind-the-scenes in St Ives!

St Ives The Old Riverport, the latest town council initiative, has the rather confusing URL of http://www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk. It provides comprehensive listings with some attractive and imaginative graphics but it isn't too easy to find your way around it.

There is a St Ives Town Initiative site. The St Ives Town Initiative is an association of public, voluntary and private sector organisations concerned "to make St Ives a better place to live, work and visit". It contains a great deal of information about what's going on locally.

St Ives in Cambridgeshire is a very extensive site managed by British Towns Network. It offers a comprehensive guide to the town, and includes useful lists of local events, businesses, services and clubs, and much else.


The Corn Exchange has a useful site.

The Norris Museum has its own site.

Ourstives.com is a website produced by the community group of the St Ives Town Plan.

The Cambridge Community Archives Network is series of over forty volunteer groups all over the county collecting photographs, documents and memories about community life past and present. They are setting up a group in St Ives.

The Hunts Post covers the whole region, not just St Ives.

There is factual information about St Ives in the relevant Huntingdonshire section of the UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service site. Their idea is to help family historians world-wide find out more about the towns and villages of their ancestors.

The Arts Society, Huntingdonshire used to meet monthly at the Burgess Hall, St Ives, and offered a lively programme of illustrated lectures, visits, study days and voluntary activities. It hopes to resume these activities.

The St Ives Photographic Club site provides basic information about the club, together with a chance to see some photos.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) has a local branch.

BBC Cambridgeshire Online includes a local 5 day weather forecast for the district.

The parish church of All Saints has its own web site too, but it could do with some updating.

The St Ives Group of Churches (Congregations of the United Reformed Church) provides information about the St Ives Free Church, the Fenstanton URC and the Houghton Chapel Centre.

There are also evangelical Christians at the Bridge Church. This is a New Frontiers International Church Plant in St Ives.

The St Ives Methodist Church has an informative site.

The St Ives Choral Society is always keen to welcome new members, particularly tenors and basses. They rehearse at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm on Tuesdays evenings.

Tapestry are a group of twelve singers based in and around St Ives. They can be booked for garden parties, corporate functions, weddings, etc. and offer a wide variety of songs, (usually unaccompanied). They're good too!

St Ives Town Football Club was founded in 1887, and has grounds off Westwood Road.

St Ives Rugby Football Club welcomes players of all standards and ages. It is based in Somersham Road, St Ives.

The St Ives Sub Aqua Club site has a lot of useful information.

The St Ives District Rifle and Pistol Club site provides information about their regular meetings at the St Ivo Leisure Centre, as well as about the history of the club.

The St Ives Hockey Club meets at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre and has over 220 members.

The St Ives Civic Society. Who they are and what they do.

Hill Rise Allotment Association has an informative site.

St Neots Town Website offers local news and other information.

Hemingford Abbots is a website with helpful local information.


John Harris's Walking in Cambridgeshire provides more than 50 free walk descriptions. Pity there isn't more about St Ives!


Contact the Elderly in Cambridgeshire isn't a website but is a service which aims to help to alleviate the loneliness felt by some elderly people. It is a totally free service and , if you might benefit from it, or would like to help out by either acting as a host or a driver for their monthly tea parties, please phone Mary Barnes on 01223 566522.




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