About us

The St Neots Community Archive is the website of one of the groups in the Cambridge Community Archive Network. Here you can browse through our collection of local historical material, which includes photos, maps, old documents and memorabilia in the present town of St Neots and the nearby villages.

St Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire and gets its name from a priory that once held the bones of St Neot. The town is expanding rapidly – in 1965 the settlements of Eaton Socon and Eaton Ford (formerly in Bedfordshire to the west of the River Great Ouse) joined the settlements of St Neots and Eynesbury in Huntingdonshire. In 1974 the county of Huntingdonshire became Cambridgeshire and the St Neots Town Council was formed to cover all four settlements. Since 2000 the town has spread eastwards, beyond the railway line, and the Loves Farm housing estate was developed. Future plans include further growth of thousands of houses to the east.

We are a small group of volunteers who work closely with St Neots Museum, St Neots Local History Society, the Eatons Community Association, the Eynesbury Village Association, the St Neots U3A and other interested local groups. Leaflets about the group are usually available in St Neots Museum, New Street, St Neots.

During the year we hold small exhibitions, give talks and show local archive films to groups. Please contact us if you are interested in helping us or would like to know more about what we do.

We hold regular committee meetings at St Neots Museum. If you wish to come along or find out more – please contact Sue on 01480 216065.

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This page was added on 09/01/2013.
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