St Ives
Cambridgeshire




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A personal view
by Philip Grosset



St Ives in the 1920s
Many thanks to Irene Kelsall for sending me these photos. She tells me that all her mother's family (9 in all) were born in Oakland Terrace, St Ives. Most of them married and lived in the surounding villages. Their family name was Abraham. On the death of the youngest daughter, Joan, the photos were passed on to Irene. All the girls worked in the egg factory, one worked in the Mill, two were in the Land Army on Chivers Farm. She remembers visiting her great grand mother who lived to the age of 99.
Peace celebrations July 1919
Children's tea party celebrating the coming of peace. July 19th, 1919. (Well, it was almost in the 1920s!)
The Waits and Norris Library
The Waits and Norris Library and Museum.
The Bridge
The bridge before the top storey of the chapel was removed in 1930.
St Ives Bridge
A pity you can't hire boats like this nowadays!
The Waits
The Waits, long before there was any idea of a flood prevention scheme.
Bridge Street
Bridge Street. The modern looking shop on the left, with the impressive plate glass windows, was Kiddles furniture store.



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