Welcome to Ramsey

Ramsey, an historic English market-town in the district of Huntingdonshire and the county of Cambridgeshire, and it's outlying villages of Ramsey Forty Foot, Ramsey Heights, Ramsey St Mary's and Ramsey Mereside.

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Before the fens were drained, Ramsey was an island in the Fens. The Main Street in Ramsey is the Great Whyte which extends right down to the Mere. The Mere used to supply the town with eels, fish and fowl and a means of transport.

The town of Ramsey was built up around the gate of Ramsey Abbey. The Abbey was governed by an Abbot, who in the early years also controlled most of what went on in the Town. Ramsey was visited by King Edward III with his mother and Roger Mortimer. The people of Ramsey accused the Abbots of taking a large amount of the Hugh le Despenser Treasury. The Abbots appealed to the Bishop of Ely for support against the charges. This could be one of the reasons for the omission of Ramsey in the Doomsday Book.

Ramsey is one of the five principle towns in the District of Huntingdonshire, the others being the administrative centre of Huntingdon, St Ives home of the Chapel on the Bridge, St Neots the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire and the Roman town of Godmanchester.

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St Ives Post Office Moves

Don't forget the Town Centre Post Office in St Ives has relocated from one end of Market Hill to the other. The Post Office is now located within the Mace Convenience Store adjacent to W H Smith at the Bridge Street end of Market Hill

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If you are organising a public Christmas or New Year event in Huntingdonshire then once you have finalised the details don't forget to send us an email with the dates, times, details and ticket prices (if relevant) so that we can put it into the events diary and let LOADS of people see it. The earlier you do this the more people will get the chance to find our what you are doing.

If you are planning to have a SPECIAL ONE-OFF XMAS LATE NIGHT OPENING EVENT then let's have details of these too. You know what we mean a proper festive spirit type thing, warm mince pies, fancy dressed elves (I mean staff) and perhaps treats for the kids. Last year the St Ives Co-op staff dressed up as Polar Bears and Reindeer, it was hilarious!

Of course if you are a member you can put this stuff in yourself but you can email it to us and we'll do it for you too.


News Date: 17/11/2015 21:01

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Forthcoming Events in or around Ramsey

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

A Local Event in Ramsey

From 08:00 until 14:00 on Saturday 28/11/2015 at Ramsey Street Market

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 28/11/2015 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 28/11/2015 10:00 until 29/11/2015 16:00 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 11:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 28/11/2015 at Hyperion Auction Salerooms

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 28/11/2015 12:00 until 29/11/2015 15:00 at Corn Exchange

More forthcoming events in Ramsey

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Ramsey