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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Replacing the Maps

Further to my earlier post regarding our use of Google Maps and Google's decision to charge us, and every one else who uses them, I have now replaced the maps on our five town websites with those supplied by Open Street Map. As it turns out I think they are better quality maps too.

Once the code settles down and I am convinced I don't have hidden gremlins in it I will roll the new maps to the remaining Hunts Web village and parish websites.

News Date: 12/10/2018 15:44

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Michaelmas Fair

Yes, this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; the 8th, 9th and 10th October, it is time again for the huge Michaelmas Fair in St Ives. Come along and have some fun.

News Date: 06/10/2018 17:53

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Google Maps

It seems like Google wants us to pay to be able to use their maps but that is not going to happen, they are wealthy enough as it is. So over this autumn we will be replacing the Google Maps on the Huntingdonshire websites with a new map service.

We are currently in the process of adding these new maps to our large, sister site, the British Towns Network and they are working very well indeed.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience.

UPDATE Monday 8th - The prototypes of the new maps are now functional on the St Ives Town Website.

News Date: 05/10/2018 13:10

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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

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 20/10/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 19:30 until 21:45 on Friday 26/10/2018 at Corn Exchange

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 27/10/2018 at St Neots Market Place

An 'Out of Town' event in St Ives

From 08:30 until 14:00 on Saturday 03/11/2018 at The Pavement

An 'Out of Town' event in St Neots

From 08:00 until 13:00 on Saturday 10/11/2018 at St Neots Market Place

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