St Neots was once a centre of pilgrimage in the historic county of Huntingdonshire. But since 1974 it has been part of Cambridgeshire and both its size and population have been growing considerably. The town today is roughly four times larger than it was in the 1920s!
St Neots is named after Saint Neot. He was a ninth-century soldier who became a monk and hermit based at Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, where he was visited by King Alfred. After his death pilgrims flocked to his shrine, so his bones were moved to Eynesbury, the new Priory of St Neots in Huntingdonshire, in 980. They disappeared during King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.
St Neots is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, and is just 18 miles from the city of Cambridge. Its population is almost 34,000 people, making St Neots the largest town in Cambridgeshire, and it’s set to grow another 26% by 2036.
St Neots is famous for its attractive and historic market town centre and riverside walks, set in easy access of the A1 and major rail networks. As a result, this town is popular with commuters looking for a good selection of shops, restaurants and open spaces in which to enjoy their leisure time.
Huntingdonshire was a historic county in England which existed from the 10th century until 1965. It then merged with the Soke of Peterborough to form Huntingdon and Peterborough. In 1974, Huntingdon and Peterborough was absorbed into the county of Cambridgeshire.
St Neots In The 1930s
Eaton Socon St Mary’s Church Fire of 1930 – St Neots Through Time
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Meredith Hadfield: “St Neots Through Time is a new book by Amberley publishing which will be available in April 2014. It shows views of St Neots taken from old postcards, with the current view of the same location with captions describing the scene.”
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- Page 1 Eaton Socon St Mary’s Church Fire of 1930 – St Neots Through Time
- Page 2 Bedford to st neots. In the 1950s
- Page 3 The Quads Come Of Age (1956)
- Page 4 Squads Of Quads (1956)
- Page 5 St Neots Rowing Club events from 1957-1958
- Page 6 Barford Power Station, St Neots, Cambridgeshire getting blow up on blue peter
- Page 7 SKATEBOARDING – The search for double chin – 1990
- Page 8 Leaving St. Neots – December 1990 – Network SouthEast Class 317
- Page 9 St Neots Heyday photos
- Page 10 Berkley Street – St Neots Through Time
- Page 11 St. Neots Bridge Old and New
- Page 12 Market Square WWI – St.Neots
- Page 13 ST NEOTS SKATEBOARDING LINES 2
- Page 14 St.neots market square
- Page 15 On The Road in St. Neots
- Page 16 St.Neots in the snow.
- Page 17 Cornerstone St. Neots
- Page 18 St. Neots
- Page 19 30th Anniversary Celebrations – St Neots Evangelical Church
- Page 20 St Neots Radio Rally August 2011
- Page 21 St Neots Town Team Portas Pilot Bid
- Page 22 St Neots Half Marathon 18 Nov 2012
- Page 23 St Neots Little Flood Nov 26th 2012
- Page 24 Barrett’s of St.Neots