A personal view
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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!
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.
The Norris Museum has its own site.
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.
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 Civic Society. Who they are and what they do.
Hill Rise Allotment Association has an informative site.
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