St Neots: Old Photos And Films

St Neots Cambridgeshire England UK local history

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 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.”

St Neots In The 1950s

Bedford to st neots. In the 1950s

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Simeysmi: Stop motion cine film of journey from Bedford to St Neots in the 1950s.

The Quads Come Of Age (1956)

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British Pathé – St Neots. 

“SV. Quadruplets Ann, Ernest, Michael and Paul sitting on settee (with one standing) inside their home looking at scrapbook – they are celebrating their 21st birthday. Also there is Ernest Miles’ girlfriend. CU. Ann Miles smiling, looking down at scrapbook. CU. Ernest Miles looking down at scrapbook which he is holding. CU. Michael Miles who is standing looking over Ernest’s shoulder. CU. Paul Miles looking on and smiling. CU. Scrapbook being turned over showing the four babies when they were about one year old. CU. The photograph of the babies. SV. Looking over the Quad’s shoulders as Ernest continues to turn over the pages. CU. Photograph in scrapbook of the Quads with a cake each, when they were one year old. CU. Ann serving behind the counter in chemist’s shop. SV. Ernest waiting at spare parts counter in garage where he works as a mechanic. Michael comes to the counter with a gas kit and hands them to Ernest. Michael also works in the garage. CU. Ernest looking down at the spare parts and nodding with approval. CU. Michael talking to him. SV. Through the rigging of a model galleon which Paul made, showing him carving a model of a jaguar. Paul is on leave from Royal Air Force (RAF). CU. Paul carving jaguar. CU. Jaguar in vice. SV. The quads walking down country lane towards camera (2 shots).”

Squads Of Quads (1956)

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British Pathé – Grosvenor House, London. “St. Neots quadruplets, Ann, Ernest, Paul and Michael Miles celebrate their 21st birthday with other England’s quads. “

  • The quadruplets in line marching into the room;
  • Coles quads – Edna, Frances, Marie and Patricia.
  • Taylor quads – Paul, Kevin, Robert and Annette.
  • Good quads – Bridget, Jennifer, Frances and Elizabeth.
  • Miles quads, headed by Ann Miles.

” The base of the 21st birthday party cake, showing writing in icing on cake “Congratulations Ann, Ernest, Paul and Michael.” Pan up to the top of the cake with “21” on the top. LV. The Miles quads around the cake with the Coles quads. CU. One of the Coles Quads being held up by Ernest Miles. CU. Ann Miles holding one of the Coles quads. LV. The Taylor quads walk into the picture, and meet the Coles quads together with the Miles quads, they all stand around the cake. CU. Michael Miles talking to Annette Taylor and one of the Coles quads. LV. Paul Miles with Ann standing behind the Coles and Taylor quads. CU. Taylor and Coles quads. SV. The Good quads shaking hands with the Miles quads. CU. Pan, two of the Good Quads. SV. The Good quads talking to one of the Miles quads. SV. Four mothers. CU. Left to right: Mrs Coles of Pimlico, pan to Mrs Taylor of Edmonton, pan to Mrs Miles pan to Mrs Good. GV. All the quads round the birthday cake and watching Ann Miles cut the cake. CU. & SV. Ann Miles cutting the cake. SV. The quads eating cake. SV. Two boys of the Taylor quads eating cake. CU. Two girls of the Good quads eating cake. SV. Pan, mass of photographers. LV. The Taylor, Coles, Good and Miles quads all round the birthday cake.”

St Neots Rowing Club events from 1957-1958

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St Neots Rowing Club. Club members competing at Worcester, Evesham, Boxing Day married vs singles, club races and St Neots Regatta. Film donated to the Club by the family of ex-treasurer Norman Moore.

St Neots In The 1990s

Barford Power Station, St Neots, Cambridgeshire getting blow up on blue peter

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roger skillin. Barford Power Station, St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Getting blown up on Blue Peter in about 1990.

SKATEBOARDING – The search for double chin – 1990

Slamsection – 1990 ST NEOTS SKATEBOARDING.

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A bit of fun ending with the rest of the VHS tape showing an episode of The Bill.

Leaving St. Neots – December 1990 – Network SouthEast Class 317

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TheRealmuzik: “Leaving St. Neots (Cambridgeshire), heading south, in mid-December 1990, on the ‘up slow’ in a Network SouthEast Class 317 (1) EMU, sat immediately behind the cab, hence the sound of the AWS bell. A Valenta Paxman-powered swallow-livery Inter-City-livery HST can been seen heading north on the ‘down fast’ of the ECML and several tanker wagons can be seen in sidings that no longer exist. The remains of the original Little Barford Power Station can be seen near the end of the video, before conversion to its present-day design and. Just before the power station, there is a view down the A45 St. Neots bypass (now the A428) and there is now a big Tesco supermarket and extensive housing development to the right of the roundabout in the distance.”

Through The Ages

St Neots Heyday photos

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6 Jan 2014 – shapeyourplace: “These are some brilliant photos of St Neots, Huntingdonshire, taken from the users of the St Neots Town Facebook page, who kindly uploaded them from their own collections and other websites.”

Berkley Street – St Neots Through Time

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13 Apr 2014 – 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.

St Neots used to be in the county of Huntingdonshire, but it is now in Cambridgeshire. If you ask locals what St Neots is famous for, they will probably give you one of the following answers: that at one time it had the most public houses per capita in the British Isles; or that it is called St Neots because some monks went to St Neot in Cornwall in 974, stole the saint’s bones, and carried them 300 miles away to the banks of the River Great Ouse, thus founding the Priory of St Neots. There are actually four separate parts to what now comes under the heading of St Neots . Eynesbury is the oldest; Eaton Ford is just across the river to the west; and further on from there is Eaton Socon, on the old Great North Road. Beautifully illustrated with a selection of fascinating photographs, St Neots Through Time takes the reader on a journey through the development of this town and its surroundings.”

St. Neots Bridge Old and New

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30 May 2016 – Meredith Hadfield

Market Square WWI – St.Neots

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30 May 2016 – Meredith Hadfield. Photos old and new.

St Neots 2000-2009

ST NEOTS SKATEBOARDING LINES 2

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Slamsection

Skateboarding in different locations of St Neots, 2005.

St.neots market square

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19 Feb 2009 – chintzlidl

Snow falls capturing from St.Neots market square.

The Town From 2010 Onwards

St.Neots in the snow.

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6 Feb 2010 – MrJames1st. The town of St. Neots in Cambridgeshire feels the winter chill.

St. Neots

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Henryhvideofan – St. Neots near Cambridge 17.9.2010

30th Anniversary Celebrations – St Neots Evangelical Church

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4 Jul 2011 – Terry Rugg

SNEC celebrate the 30th anniversary of the church building. The video

documents the building and the people involved.

St Neots Radio Rally August 2011

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Video of the Huntingdon Radio Rally held at St Neots Community College on 29 August 2011.

St Neots Town Team Portas Pilot Bid

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30 Mar 2012 – Katie Hollingworth

“Struggling towns and cities across England are being handed the chance to breathe new life into their ailing high streets. Mary Portas and the Local Government Minister launched a competition to choose 12 towns to become ‘Portas Pilots’, with the winners benefiting from a share of £1 million to help turn around their “unloved and unused” high streets.”

St Neots Half Marathon 18 Nov 2012

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Chris Connell – St Neots annual Half Marathon race

St Neots Little Flood Nov 26th 2012

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Zoltrix67 – St Neots Little Flood Nov 26th 2012

Barrett’s of St.Neots

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28 May 2016 – Meredith Hadfield

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Who was Saint Neots?

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.

Is St Neots a town?

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.

What is St Neots famous for?

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.

Is Huntingdonshire a county?

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.

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