A personal view
|What you say about this site (1)
(from March 1998)
|"Brings back many memories. I was stationed at Alconbury in 58 & 59. I now live in W Palm Beach, Florida." (Dewey Marley)
"Great site - I was looking for something on St.Ives to show some of our customers and my friends - just to prove that the place existed!!!!" (Richard Walton)
"Interesting, will be visiting my sister in St Ives in Sept this year." (Patrick Griffin, Adelaide, South Australia)
"I think it is a wonderful and insightful site. I am going to St. Ives In June and did not know too much about the area...Now I know a little bit...Thank you." (Susan, Fort Knox, USA)
"I live in St. Ives. I use this site to show people our town.....it is excellent.....thank you....Much appreciated"
"Brilliant-a master piece. More pictures and a report on the hot spots to fish would be good." (Kevin Newman, Ferndale, Western Australia. Ex-St Ives resident)
"Absolutely amazing!! I was so thrilled to view this site.We have spent one week of each of our last eight holidays in St. Ives. We have enjoyed Slepe Hall as our home away from home - the food is great. If you stop in the Hall say hi to Jan and Colin Stampleton - great people." (Fred and Lola Smith, Boca Raton Florida)
"Like it very much. Trying to find others that might still live in St. Ives: Sandra Coles and Andrea Cobb. Is there a web site in the UK that I can try and locate these folks? Lived in St.Ives from 1969 - 1979. Went to the middle school on Ramsey Road and then St. Ivo School (Still have the patch from my uniform.) Lived at 36 Ramsey Road - opposite the Seven Wives Inn/Pub." (Astrid Wagoner (maiden name), California, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Good, it's fun to see others' opinions of the town, and how it might appear to visitors." (Eleanor, Hemingford Grey, near St Ives)
"Hi, I love the information you have put up..... we gave some friends in Ft Lauderdale a painting of the bridge and thay wanted to know a little more about the area...... you have obviously spent some time on this...." (Chris Jenkins Powell, Hemingford Grey)
"Lovely site. I was wondering if you could give me an address or tel. no. for B & B accommodation in St Ives. My son and I will be spending the night of 17th/18th August in St Ives while on a short cycling tour. Many thanks if you can help." (Jim Craig)
"Useful, easy to use, very interesting. I think that your site is the most comprehensive and readable site describing St. Ives and have taken the liberty of creating a hyperlink to it from my company's site for the benefit of our customers. Well done for an excellent site." (Lawrence Faulkner. Home: Colne, near Earith. Work: St. Ives, www.prism-electronics.com)
"Neat, it was a trip down memory lane, as I grew up in St Ives. I also found someone I knew here. I will come back again if I get homesick!!" (Sophie Cockcroft, Dunedin, New Zealand)
"One of the most lovely places in the UK is just outside Cambridge, called St. Ives. To see what this historic village looks like, and to get an appreciation of the history associated with it, have a look at the St Ives in Cambridgeshire site. It might be worth booking a trip there on your next trip to the UK. " (From Mac McLellan's Mac's Picks of the Week, June 1998 . Auckland, New Zealand.)
"Philip Grosset has obviously spent hours poring over his Web page editor to prepare this comprehensive online account of the Cambridgeshire market town of St Ives. I can't criticise the content, because Philip has left no stone unturned in telling us about St Ives' history, attractions, location and people. But this is really a Web design contest, and there is lots more room for improvement in this area. For example, many of the pages are simply too long and drawn out - remember the rule that no page should take much longer than 30 seconds to fully appear on the screen. All the text is mysteriously centre-aligned, on every page - this makes it difficult to read. But Philip has chosen a well-matched colour scheme, and stuck to basically the same format throughout the site, and at least it looks tidy. With a little attention to details like text positioning and font size, this Web site - created using Adobe's PageMill software - could be a winner." (A review in Practical Internet magazine, issue 17, July 1998.)
"Having visited St Ives yesterday to have our car serviced I decided to look for more information using UKplus. Very interesting. I wish we had looked before we came. We will be back before too long." (Pat Ashby, Roston, Herts).
"Excellent, except try to include a childrens section, what to see & do especially for the younger set, ie petting farms? Also I was looking for self-catering, did I miss that?" (John CN Spaulding, Felixstowe).
"I thought this was a great site with a very good representation of the town. If you would not mind,I would like to ask you a few questions on living in the area. My wife and I will be moving to the RAF base at Alconbury and it looks like St Ives is pretty close to the base. If so, I would really appreciate some advice on living (i.e., how much houses rent for, etc...) in the area. Thanks."(Joe Suldo, Fort Worth, Texas).
"Very informative..Made me very homesick..I lived there many years ago in the Nelson's Head." (Patricia Martakes, New Port Richey, Florida, USA).
"Great. Lots of information. See also Gamlingay, another Cambridgeshire village on the web." (Roderick Starksfield, Gamlingay, Cambs.)
"I think it is excellent. Tasteful, informative and fun." (The Reverend Joel M. Ives, Priest on Bishop's staff, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, USA)
"Nice photographs, thought the text was a bit big!" (Paul Nicholas, Bridgend, Wales)
"It was great to see some pictures of home. Still, I wish there were more so that I could show my friends over here in U.S.A. where and what it is like in all seasons. Also I could give them a quick trip around the area so they could see my schools that I went to and a market day picture."(Tammy Squires. Mechanicsville,VA, USA).
"Not bad. Need some background ,other opinions because I am doing a A level project on "to what extent has population growth in St Ives been due to migration". If you have any info that you feel will aid me in this project please dont hesitate to email me. Your help and advice will be greatly apriciated. Thank you" ( Simon Knowles, St Ives)
"It is great. Just looking at the pictures has brought back many wonderful memories. My wife is from St Ives and we lived there 4 yrs before moving to Witerring. I really miss the place a lot. It is one of the most enjoyable places I have lived." (Wayne Hooper, Millbrook, Alabama USA)
"I love the great pictures. We used to live in Hilton, a village about 3 miles west of St. Ives.We have many fond memories of our years in England, and would love to return." ( James Shetler, Dallas, Texas, USA)
"Fabulous - have not been right through yet, what a mine of information. Even better than playing patience on the P.C! Any hope of getting rid of the Error Notice which appears with each page? Keep up the good work - hope it can be expanded over the years." (Dr Peter Greaves, Wyton, Huntingdon)
"Very well designed - simple, effective and attractive without the complexity of frames. Well done!" (Andy Ibbotson, Huntingdon, member of St Ives RUFC, Old Bulls)
"I think it was fantastic!" (Kev, Kilmore, Australia)
"I love it. My wife is from Needingworth and we got married in Holywell-cum-Needingworth Church back in 1988. We brought our first born son, Martin, to the same church to be baptised into the Anglican faith even though we now live in Canada and have done for ten+ years. We both enjoy, my wife and I, a good look back home. Thank you, and keep up the great work." (Paul & Jane Freeman, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
"As I have lived here for 36 years now, have one word to describe this website, BRILLIANT!!!!!!! So much info available, and also very up to date, keep up the good work. Have e-mailed the address to several people." (Dave Brown, Saint Ives, United Kingdom)
"This site is about St Ives, nothing more and nothing less. Despite a rather lacking design, the site does contain a lot of information that could be very handy to anybody who wants to know about St Ives. The lack of flashy bits does however make it very fast. If you want to know about St Ives then go there now! If you don't, well then this one isn't for you. Content: 15/20, Design: 5/20, Navigation: 10/20, Relevance: 10/10, Speed: 10/10, Experience: 10/20." (A Britstuff review by Tom Barrett, London)
"Very nice, I love the pictures, my only suggestion would be add more pictures. I love the local flavor." (Conman1, Indiana, USA)
"I signed this before I came over in June (Susan, Ft Knox, USA) and now I am back and living in St Ives with my boyfriend. I was wondering if there are any clubs or organizations for someone 30 yrs old around the area. I really love it here but finding it hard to make friends out here. I am not sure if it is because I am American or if I just haven't met the right people yet. Anyway, I love the improvements you have done to this site and have sent the link to all my friends and family in the USA and Germany so they can see what it is like where I am. Thank You...." (Susan, St Ives)
"Excellent! All being well, we shall be moving to Hemingford Grey early in the new year and found your site when looking for general information on the area. We already know St. Ives fairly well, having spent some delightful holidays cruising on the Great Ouse, but your web pages have added new interest for us. Thanks and well done!" ( David Mercer, Watford, Hertfordshire)
"Haven't look at the complete site yet. Perhaps there are many more pictures pertaining to the area. Really enjoy them. I will have to return here after seeing everything. So far, I am anxious to see more pictures. Thanks." (Lou Ella Neel, Apple Valley, Ca, 92307, USA)
"Have any information about the old pubs in St.Ives? I believe my Great Grandad owned one called the Three Tons. It was knocked down in the Sixty's I'm told , it was located in East St. I would be very greatful for any information especially pictures. Thank you." ( Steve Johnstone)
"COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Congratulations on an excellent website on st.Ives. It no doubt serves the interests of those worldwide and closer to home of this historic town settlement. However, it should be noted that SharpeUK Ltd has obtained the exclusive rights from the Town Council and Business and Commerce department to develop and maintain: 'the best possible website on the town that serves the needs of the community and its businesses'. While the site is not scheduled to be developed until March 1999, we actually hold exclusive rights to such a page until November 7th 2004, and while we admire your committment to serving the town through your page, it will not be the towns community centre on the web. Thank you for the oppourtunity to clarify the situation. Yours faithfully FOR SHARPEUK LTD, Julian Baxter, Project Development Co-ordinator (SI99)"
"Enjoyed the site immensely....great pictures.....would like to see pictures of Huntingdon or Somersham....any correspondense would be appreciated....any new info about the area would also be appreciated....planning to visit next year....took some time to finally find your site.......hooked onto yahoo and received more info than aol...could spend hours reminiscing and looking at your pictures.......thanks for some great memories. I lived in Somersham about 30 years ago...we are now planning to return and visit some of the areas we saw then...St Ives is the closest location I can find on the internet to Somersham...enjoyed the pictures of the bridge and areas in St.Ives... I have a picture of myself on that bridge in 1970... we are looking forward to our visit sometime in 1999." ( Jan Schultz, Baltimore, USA)
"I am trying to find out about an artist named Holloway who did an etching of the St.Ives bridge and landscape in 1886. If you have any information in this regard, send me an email please." (Bob Chieffo, Hyde Park, NY USA)
"I have a lot of information about Charles Holloway as he was my great grandfather's cousin. Also have a painting by him. I could write something up, but it may well be wasted if Bob Chieffo doesn't come back to your page. You might want to put up a one-liner with my name and e-mail address basically saying what I've said above and see if there is any response." (Richard Holloway, email: email@example.com)
"I think it is great, I have made prints of all the photos, but would like to contact someone there in St. Ives, or Warboys that would make a local video for me, in exchange for one of New England. It's wonderful how we can visit THE WORLD, all because of a little computer chip. I was surfing, and through Yahoo, to England and to St. Ives. My Grandmother and her family were all baptized in Warboys, and I would love to hear from someone near there. I'm doing extensive research for my family, and would like local info about the immediate area, and cemetaries, and parishes from about 1877 backward. (Jim Wilson, Vernon, Connecticut, USA, at firstname.lastname@example.org)
"This sitewas great. I was stationed at RAF Alconbury for 2 years and had friends that lived in St Ives. We had so many good times and memories in this quaint little town. I plan in returning to England for a trip and this is one of the places I will be going." (Michael A. Lee, New Castle, Indiana, US)
"Great site. Plenty of pictures and information, reminds me of the
"Really interesting site. I used to live in St Ives (1991-95) but have now moved to Sydney. I still own a house there however. I like to keep up-to-date with what's happening there. Hence anything you can do to expand the latest news section would be greatfully appreciated." (Mark Dougan, Sydney, Australia)
"Interesting!" (Tarkis Vissaritis, Melbourne, Australia)
"I live in St. Ives, and I think the photos and information were excellent. I found out quite a few things that even I didn't know! Great! Loads of info, and well designed." (Tom Jacques, St Ives)
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