An old riverport formerly known as Slepe, in the old county of Huntingdonshire, the ancient
riverside market town St Ives is now named after the Persian Bishop, St. Ivo.
St. Ives, now within the county of Cambridgeshire, stands on the
River Great Ouse and is world
famous for the Chapel on the Bridge
Hover mouse over image to hold and/or click image to visit location
For nearly 1,000 years the wide centre of St. Ives, now known as Market Hill (one
of the pictures in the gallery above),
has hosted some of the largest public markets in England. Many years ago these markets included
livestock and for a time was one of the biggest of its kind. Today
the Street Markets still fill the St Ives town
centre on Mondays and Fridays. On every Bank Holiday Monday however the market swells to fill
almost the entire town with traders coming from all over the country to
sell their wares to the thousands of people who attend under the watchful eye
of Oliver Cromwell, one time resident of the town,
whose statue stands in the centre of the Market Place.
St Ives is one of the five principal towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others
also riverports, being
St Neots (the largest town in the County of
Cambridgeshire), the Roman town of Godmanchester, and
site of the former Abbey.
The box below displays a random selection from the great deals, special
offers and/or SALE items that are available from the
site members but you may follow this link to view all the
current what's HOT in the district.
What's HOT at The Welcome Chinese Restaurant
Ad Ref: E/448
All you can eat Buffet
Dining - Buffet Style - when you can Eat as Much As You Like from Sunday to Thursday at the very reasonable price of £17.90p. Buffet Style Dining is for a minimum of 2 diners.
Flood alerts are in force for the next couple of days in Lower River Great Ouse in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Cambridgeshire. There are flood and weather alerts and warnings in place all over the UK.
Floow the link for futher detail from the UK Govt...
Here are the next five events in the Huntingdonshire Event Diary, the local ones are coloured GOLD and
clicking the title will open links to event detail on this website whilst
following the "Out of Town' events will open in a new window on their
own website. Click 'Show Summary' for exactly what it says,
without going anywhere!
If you are organising an event anywhere if Huntingdonshire then follow this link for information
on how to add a new event and advertise your event on over 50 websites
SORRY - We do not have any events in the new diary yet!